Music and geography combine together in Eurovision. Fans get to experience a wide breadth of musical genres from each region of Europe. One such little combination is the nations of the former Yugoslavia, five of which are set to compete at Eurovision 2022 — Slovenia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Croatia.
Even though Yugoslavia split 30 years ago, the region shares a rich history and culture that defines both its placing in the world and on the Eurovision stage.
Now, we want to know which Eurovision 2022 song from the region is your favourite. You can remind yourself of all five entries below. Then be sure to vote in our poll.
Scroll down to vote in our poll.
Countries of former Yugoslavia at Eurovision 2022
Croatia: Mia Dimšić – ” Guilty Pleasure”
This year’s Croatian entry was chosen through the selection process Dora 2022. “Guilty Pleasure” is a soft folk-pop song sung by the guitar-playing Mia Dimšić. At Dora, she was accompanied by an interpretive dancer on stage. Is Croatia’s entry your guilty pleasure or a real genuine pleasure?
Montenegro: Vladana – “Breathe”
After being absent for the last two years, Montenegro is back. Vladana was internally selected as the Montenegrin representative with the song “Breathe”, a powerful and dramatic ballad inspired by a difficult ordeal her family endured in 2021. Do you lose your breath in awe of Vladana’s song?
North Macedonia: Andrea – “Circles”
The North Macedonian entry was chosen through the selection process Za Evrosong 2022, the country’s first national final since 2015. After a tie for first place, it was Andrea with “Circles” who snatched the crown. Does “Circles” make you dance in circles of joy?
Serbia: Konstrakta – “In corpore sano”
Serbians chose their entry through the new national selection Pesma za Evroviziju 2022. After a very exciting voting procedure, it was the enigmatic Konstrakta with “In corpore sano” who took first place. This will be the first time in Eurovision history that Latin will be sung on the big stage.
Slovenia: LPS – “Disko”
The Slovenian entry was chosen through the national selection EMA 2022. This year Slovenia were in a retro mood and ready to put on their dancing shoes, as it was the modern disco-funk song “Disko”, performed by LPS, that took the trophy. Are you also in the mood for some funky disco?
Poll: Which country of the former Yugoslavia has the best song at Eurovision 2022?
As always, you can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only vote once.
Which entry is your favourite? Can any of the former Yugoslavia nations win Eurovision 2022 in May? Let us know in the comments.
Why is Serbia ratef as the best?!??????
It is by far one of the worst songs ever.
Montenegro Is better but it has small difference than North Macedonia
Macedonia is so underrated it hurts
Serbia by far
I love all of them except North Macedonia.
– Best one is Montenegro’s with Slovenia getting a close second spot… Those two are utterly underrated by ESC fans sadly.
– North Macedonia is also very underrated. good vocals, I just wish the lyrics would go further.
– Serbia is waaaaay to hyped.
– Croatia is just plain
“In Corpore Sano” is completely unique, so I understand why that’s winning this poll.
P.S. “Circles” is underrated.
Serbia is in all-time great territory, just on a different level compared to this bunch and easily one of the best entries of the entire year. Slovenia is decent, the other three I don’t really care about. Croatia and Slovenia could have actually joined Serbia in forming a quite strong ex-Yugo top 3 with Marko Bosnjak and LUMA, but it is what it is, unfortunately…
None are brilliant, but I have gone for the best of a bad bunch and that’s Croatia. I think without the dancer the song is actually quite pleasant. Slovenia is really bland and nothing like a disco song. The lead singer looks like a rabbit in the headlights and better placed to sing in the junior version. Serbia is incredibly overrated and outside the bubble will not be appreciated. North Macedonia has a singer who looks like she would thump you for no good reason. Sorry but Montenegro is also nondescript.
Serbia is my favorite by far. Can’t stand Montenegro (especially after that hot mess of a performance in Barcelona). I kinda like Croatia but only the Croatian version (because it makes the song sound a bit less Willow-y). Hated Slovenia when it came out but the song and its out-of-tune singer slowly grew on me. North Macedonia is good but too bland to be memorable.
It’s very possible that this will the second year in a row with Serbia being the only Ex-YU country in the grand final.
I think Montenegro this year is amazing, they f**** up the sound in Barcelona, she did really well.
If I did a ranking of all the ex Yugoslav countries competing this year, here’s how it would turn out:
5. North Macedonia
I have the same ranking of them
Serbia is literally a masterpiece, then Montenegro which is relatively good, and Slovenia which is fun, but bad, and then Macedonia and lastly Croatia that are garbage.
#1 Slovenia and #2 Croatia and stop. The others give me nothing
Slovenia is a breath of fresh air. What Portugal did in 2021, they’ll do in 2022.
That’s exactly what I thought.
Lol, you can’t even compare. Portugal qualified, Slovenia will not.
Majority of the ESC fandom thought The Black Mamba wouldn’t have qualified either. The outcome for songs like Love Is On My Mind and Disko are unpredictable.
is unpredictable *
Odds gave an 82% qualification chance for Portugal last year while this year they hate Slovenia. Not comparable
If “Disko” was sung by Tatanka, then it would be true. You are forgetting that some important keys of “Love is on my side”‘s success were, first of all, its special backstory every broadcaster’s commenter felt compelled to tell, but especially Tatanka’s flawless vocals, strong stage charisma and plain handsomeness and male charm, after all. The Slovenian boy from this year lacks all of these, unfourtunately. As much as I love the studio version of Disko, visually it’s just isn’t there. I really can’t see it qualifying.
Montenegro for me
Easy question: Konstrakta!
Well, since Serbia is little Russia, definitely not them.
When Serbia was bombed by NATO and many civilians lost their life, did you speak about EVERY ESC COUNTRY that supported NATO? You should put your finger on your forehead before you speak nonsence like that!
I feel like people are underrating Croatia for two reasons: 1- They have been doing so badly recently, 2- That male dancer is so distracting. However, the song has a “Tom Dice” or “Nicole” quality written all over it. It will be a real jury bait. With a few high televotes from neighbors, it will do really well. I also think Slovenia will do well with at least a few juries, and those adorable high schoolers will also pick some W/T/S (Women- Teenagers- Seniors) televotes. Serbia will smash it with televotes, but not with juries. Still, it can pull a… Read more »
You’re wrong about prediction for a low jury result for Serbia. You can’t compare it to Poland 2014 nor with Denmark 2018, because those 2 songs had nothing artistic about them, nothing jaw-dropping about them like Serbia has. Jury quality about In Corpore Sano is so huge I can’t see it out of top 10 in the final.
N. Macedonia’s been the biggest grower. I like Slovenia the most and find Serbia the most overrated. First-time viewers are going to blank on it just like with Portugal in 2019
Portugal in 2019 was insufferable. They are literally incomparable. At least Serbia’s song is not making your ears bleed
macedonia by far the rest are meh
A pretty solid year for the besties, but nothing too spectacular. Slovenia is my highest at 11th, and North Macedonia is my lowest at 28th
Montenegro all the way for me. I would really like to see them qualify this year, they really deserve to.
For me I like Montenegro and Croatia most
North Macedonia for me, but overall a rather underwhelming year for the Western Balkans. Serbia will probably do better among the bunch – not my cup of tea, but it’s a polarising entry indeed.
Which country of the former Ottoman Empire has the best song at Eurovision 2022?
Greece and then Albania.
Albania, Serbia, Greece
Armenia by far. Also the best entry Armenia has ever sent to the contest since their debut in 2006. I’m so hungry for songs like Snap at Eurovision! It needs way more of them SO BADLY!!!
Every year it strikes me what’s the purpose of this poll. It is so ridiculous and makes no sense. I guess the only reason of creating a poll to vote for a favourite country of a former country is just to increase a total number of polls. And yet there is no such poll created for former USRR countries which would have much more options to choose from. If Slovakia were to participate again would you create a poll ‘Which country of the former Czechoslovakia has the best song at Eurovision 2022?’
Relax, it’s just for amusement reasons… People like polls, nothing more nothing less. it’s like a daily horoscope in a magazine…
It’s clickbait, there’s no other reason.
Yugoslavia was participed fom 1961 til 1992. Long history i. Contest. EX Soviet Union end EX Czechoslovakia first participate From 1994.
Czechoslovakia never participated – I think you mean Slovakia from 1994 and Czech Republic first in 2007.
Better than asking which entry from the Italian peninsula has the best song. Italy vs San Marino
Quite a silly comment you’ve made.
“Balkan countries” still exist as a group, same as Baltic countries, Nordic countries, Central Europe etc. It is geographical grouping of countries, so why not?
You can’t compare it to former USSR, because that’s political group of countries.
oh sorry, I’ve made a mistake there, forgot the title was not which Balkan country. In that case, I agree with you, Ami!
Um, no.. It literally says Ex Yugoslavia..
Serbia is my favourite of the 5 and my #2 this year. Montenegro is my 2nd, North Macedonia my 3rd, Croatia my 4th and Slovenia my 5th. I actually kinda like all of them, even if I’m less into Slovenia’s.
Montenegro for me. Croatia and North Macedonia are pretty average.
no one, since no one is better than Queen Emma Muscat, the one who is going to easily win ESC this year
I Am What I Am, best eurovision winner since euphoria
serbia is my #1 favorite this year <3
All songs are boring. I voted for slovenia however, just because the singer is cute
Serbia’s song is the WORST ONE EVER!!
It’s a polarizing entry, for sure. I know people who say it’s one of the worst ones ever, and those saying it’s absolutely brilliant. Songs like that tend to do well in a song contest. It’s probably not winning, but let’s not be surprised if it does REALLY well (8th-15th place).
this same thing has been said about all eurovision winners before they won
Serbia won’t win tho.
I vote for Croatia. Serbia its the worst sobg EVER
The Croatian entry is really safe and flat, there’s nothing really outstanding there.
Serbia, no competition. The others are all NQ.
Montenegro hands down. They are the only one that makes my top 10. Serbia and Slovenia are in my bottom 10.
I can tier them.
Strong songs: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia.
Good song: Croatia.
Bad song: N.Macedonia.
My winner here is Serbia. It has a daring entry with layered lyrics, creative music, and offbeat staging. It’s a song that creates a marmite effect, and in this case, it works for me. Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro all have elements I really like, but also things I’m still assessing within the long line-up of songs I placed in the middle section of my list so far. I think that I like Slovenia the most out of them because it’s cute and feels very authentic.
Croatia is so underrated. Love it. Hopefully it qualifies
Obviously Serbia, but I really love Slovenia too
Serbia by far and a potential surprise in Torino, I would even say a winning vibe is there too.
Others are decent ie nothing is terrible.
i think serbia will be a televote success, but juries will be divided on it. i expect lots of 12s and lots of 0s too just like with jamala where 11 juries gave her top points but 16 gave her nothing.
Ok but jamala won this so …..
i feel like croatia is barely talked about this year but for me it’s so catchy and it’s in my top 10
bit bit bit biti zdrava
Slovenia, lovely production and charming band. I think NM is underrated too.
The ex-Yu countries have delivered this year. My votes go to my girl Konstrakta, LPS and Mia. ?
I usually root for Slovenian entries, but this year I chose Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia. Serbia is one of my top 3, if not my winner. Montenegro is way better than their previous entries, so I hope they at least qualify to recognize their effort. And I think Croatia is better than how people rate it. I put it in my 11-15th-ish.
The North Macedonian song is supposed to be angry and tense, don’t you think? How can you say “you don’t want to test my limit” in a relaxed way?
For me, not the best year for the ex-Yugoslavian countries. Voted Croatia, I find the song and singer charming.