It’s the news that fans of Serbian pop divas have been waiting for: Sara Jo, once a member of Moje 3 and now a successful solo artist, has submitted an application for Serbian broadcaster RTS’ National Eurovision Selection.
Sara Jo submits entry to Serbia’s Eurovision 2022 selection
Sara announced the news on Twitter on 1 December, by posting a screengrab of the RTS website with a notification, saying “you have successfully submitted the application”. She submitted her application on the day of the deadline and joked with her followers that “we wouldn’t be us if we didn’t do this at the last minute…”.
Mi ne bismo bili mi da ovo nismo uradili u poslednjem trenutku… ??? pic.twitter.com/tSBZ68E38t— Sara Jo (@MissSaraJo) December 1, 2021
Serbia’s Eurovision entry will not be selected through Beovizija in 2022, as Beovizija will be broadcast on a different channel to Serbian national broadcaster RTS. Instead, Serbia’s song for Turin will be selected through a new format, RTS Takmicenje za Pesmu Evrovizije (RTS Contest for the Eurovision Song).
Though fans have hoped for years that Sara would make a return to Eurovision, it feels fitting that she is considering Eurovision on the year that the Contest is hosted in Italy. Sara was born and raised in Italy, and even sings in Italian on her latest single Divlja.
Sara first took to the Eurovision stage in 2013, as part of the girlband Moje 3 with their song ‘Ljubav Je Svuda’. Though the group failed to make it past the semifinal, the members of Moje 3 went on to have successful solo careers. Her bandmate Nevena Bozovic even returned to Eurovision as a solo artist in 2019 with her ballad ‘Kruna’, finishing 18th in the Grand Final with 89 points.
Sara has released a string of successful solo singles since going it alone after Moje 3, most recently she has channeled her inner 90s chick with ‘Mili Mili’, served Brigerton realness alongside singer Edita in ‘Varalica’ and launched the lead single of her debut album, ‘Divlja’. In August, Sara became the first Serbian artist to perform at the closing ceremony of the WorldPride event in Copenhagen.
Since 2013, Eurovision fans have been craving a solo redemption for this Moje 3 teen turned fully-fledged pop diva. We’re crossing our fingers that 2021 will be the year we see it happen!
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