The secret of Meghan Markle’s healthy hair is so 2022. Today all we want to know is who will succeed Konstrakta and represent Serbia at Eurovision 2023, and we’re one step closer to finding out.
Serbian broadcaster RTS has revealed the list of 32 artists who will be competing at Pesma za Evroviziju 2023. There will be two semi finals on March 1 and 2, with the grand final following on March 4.
Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 line up
- “Moj prvi ožiljak na duši” – Nađa
Written by Kristina Kovač, Tim Gosden
- “Mamim” – Tijana Dapčević
Written by Ana Radonjić (Zoe Kida)
- “Ako shvatim” – Petar Pupić
Written by Petar Pupić
- “Cvet sa Istoka” – Stefan Zdravković
Written by Dušan Bačić
- “Neka, neka” – Frajle
Written by Nataša Mihajlović, Nevena Buča
- “Lanac” – Angellina
Written by Anđela Vujović
- “Starac dana” – Eegor
Written by Igor Mišković
- “Nedostupan” – Boris Subotić
Written by Milenko Škarić, Nemanja Antonić, Filip Nestorović
- “Devojka tvog dečka” – Nađa Terzić
Written by Konstantin Arsić, Nađa Terzić, Aleksa Vučković, Dimitrije Borčanin
- “Samo mi se spava” – Luke Black
Written by Luke Black
- “Novi plan drugi san” – Filip Baloš
Written by Filip Baloš
- “Rumba” – Zejna
Written by Nikola Burovac, Miloš Roganović
- “Greh” – Dzipsii
Written by Ahmed Hajdarović (Rep Gorila), Jovan Živadinović (Dzipsii)
- “Zato što volim” – Igor Vins i Bane Lalić
Written by Igor Vins, Bane Lalić
- “Liberta” – Gift
Written by Jovan Matić
- “U noćima” – Ivona
Written by Ivona Pantelić
- “Posle mene” – Filarri
Written by Teya Dora – Teodora Pavlovska, Yungkulovski – Miloš Janošević
- “Zumi Zimi Zami” – Hurricane
Written by Nemanja Antonić, Ivan Vukajlović, Snežana Antić
- “Novi svet” – Mattia Zanatta
Written by Michele Bonivento, Mattia Zanatta, Predrag Cvetković
- “Vremenska zona” – Hercenšlus
Written by Boban Dževerdanović
- “Osmeh” – Adem Mehmedović
Written by Adem Mehmedović
- “Iza duge” – Igor Stanojević
Written by Vladimir Graić
- “Svadba ili kavga” – CHEGI & Braća bluz bend
Written by Željko Čeganjac, Dušan Čeganjac, Stefan Čeganjac, Boris Kapetanović
- “Viva la vida” – Aleksandar Simić and Nenad Osmanović
Written by Nino Ademović, Goran Ratković Rale, Branislav Glušac
- “Tišina” – Doris Milošević
Written by Ognjan Milošević
- “Fenomen” – Milan Bujaković, Zoran Todorović and Sanja Anastasija
Written by Alek Aleksov, Miro Buljan, Nenad Ćeranić, Dragiša Baša
- “Indigo” – Empathy Soul Project
Written by Nenad Radaković
- “Čujemo se sutra” – Filip Žmaher
Written by Boban Janković, Filip Tančić, Aleksandar Mastelica
- “Od jastuka do jastuka” – Stefan Maljković
Written by Slavko Milovanović, Ana Sekulić
- “Kao grom iz vedra neba” – Jovana Tomašević
Written by Aleksandar Filipović, Branko Klanšček
- “Loše procene” – Drai
Written by Ivan Milanov, Nemanja Antonić, Asal Ksinatović, Ana Sekulić
- “Presidente” – Savo Perović
Written by Mahdi, Sajsi MC
PzE 2023: Familiar Faces
Such a big list is not deprived of some familiar faces. Or familiar names. You’ll recognise Hurricane, but as you may remember, the original Eurovision 2021 trio of Ksenija, Sanja and Ivana parted ways months ago. Sara Kourouma, Miona Srećković and Jovana Radić are the new line-up.
North Macedonian representative at Eurovision 2014, Tijana Dapčević, is also in the list. She’ll try to take her song “Mamim” to the sky and to the Liverpool stage.
Who are you most excited for from the Pesma Za Evroviziju 2023 line-up? Do you think any of these artists will match the success of Konstrakta and “In corpore sano”? Let us know in the comment section below!
Dipsii, Luke Black, Nadja Terzic. All young artists
so many interesting choices here! can`t wait for the songs!!!!!
warning: too much text. Angellina for the love of god use the same energy you gave on Music week PLEASE! I’m intrigued by the bane and igor duet because they have really nice stage presence and that’s a really rare thing to find specially in male performers. Tijana D.’s entry, because Zoe Kida is the one who composed it and she proved last year that she knows how to do a nice smooth jazz pop bop. Hurricane. the best luck for the new girls. I’m aware that vocally they know how to keep the 1st generation legacy intact. I enjoyed… Read more »
Dzipsii yes please
A lot of young edgy artist and most of them are queer, so this is huge step for Serbia! Dzipsii will probably be the biggest surprise this year.
Go goo hoes from Hurricane!
New members are not hoes. They are very young and natural and great singers.
Shame on you
Everyone has to start somewhere. So shut up? I’m pretty sure you couldn’t sing half as good as any of them.
Imagine if the new hurricane was called tornado
Loved Marija’s Molitva. Loved a few of the PzE songs from 2022. North Macedonia is my last place in 2014, and Tijana’s 2022 song from PzE doesn’t fare better. So, my expectations for her song are very low. However, her sister brought a solid effort to ESC 2019, so maybe that effort transfers on her now…
At PZE22, Tijana got someone else’s song at the last minute, because they couldn’t perform. So I think she did quite well considering the situation.
She did well on stage, but the song itself isn’t that good IMHO. Neither was To the Sky, also only IMHO. I have nothing bad to say about Tijana as a performer. But she’s yet to have a NF song I enjoy. Perhaps this new one is the one?
This list of artists is a let down, not a single known artist. Only amateurs
There are a lot talented from talent shows. I think that we will be surprised as last year.
a lot of interesting ones believe me! Konstrakta was not familiar too.. that is not relevant!
Marija Serifovic’s new single Dobar Vam Dan would have been perfect for ESC. Combination of voice, lyrics and build up of music would have made quite the impact..
You do realize you can’t swear in a Eurovision song?
that is a stupid rule. What counts as unacceptable language? This is not US!
I mean if the purpose is to protect children they curse themselves sometimes. Or hear worse stuff in songs, most radio stations play uncensored versions of songs..
I mean, technically kids could be watching it. Kids may hear cursing somewhere but not in shows that are directed to them. If ESC was R rated, then sure xd curse as much as you want and if someone let their children watch it, it’s their problem.
Also not sure where you live but here, Poland, mainstream radio stations only play censored versions, unless it’s past 22:00
So waht if kids hear swearing? How is that harmful? If anything protect children from violence. But language?
Aimed at kids? I thought that was JESC. ESC i never imagined it as aimed at children.
Here in Sweden we almost only have uncensored versions, even during daytime. Even in children and family shows you can have cursing. No one cares. Only violent content can not be shown before 21.00. But language no one really cares. And in Balkans, kids swear from a young age. They laugh at this rule..
Brividi contained the some Italian curses.
But you can talk about genitalia?
I hope I can help with the names of the titles. In order of their listing in this article: “The first scar on my soul” “I am luring” “If I understand” “The flower from the east” “So be it, so be it” “The chain” “Old man of the day” “Unavailable” “The girlfriend of your boyfriend” “I just want to sleep” “A new plan, a new dream” “Rumba” “Sin” “Because I love” “Liberta” – Latin for freedom? “In the nights” “After me” “Zumi zimi zami” – Probably onomatopea “A new world” “Time zone” “Smile” “Behind the rainbow” “Wedding or argument/fight” “Viva… Read more »
Thanks to you, too.
I’m glad to see Milan Bujakovic back.
Is Hurricane the new Menudo?
Luke Black is such a great artist. He can pass as good as Konstrakta.
Can he? I’m not sure about that.
dzispii is new Konstrakta.
Wait…so they just manufactured the girl group with NEW singers and gave them THE SAME NAME?! Also, is that Angellina the same one from last year if I recall had that interesting ‘Oragami’ song or something?
Yeah, the new girls benefited of the Hurricane Instagram account, the youtube channel and all the streaming platform accounts with all the suscribers that were already there… The popularity was already there when they arrived and they inherited of everything. I think it would have been better to give them a new name, and another account, but as Hurricane is a brand, the producer can do whatever he wants even though I don’t find it respectful towards Sanja, Ksenija and Ivana… And yes it’s Angellina from last year with Origami
Hurricane is just a brand. Like Dolly Style in Sweden. The name is always the same but the members are like revolving doors
Kinda like Jewelry in Korea and Sugababes in the UK.
The Sugababes are back to their original lineup. They did a tour last year and I went to see them in Glasgow. They were incredible.
My old account is obviously banned for some reason and I wasn’t able to comment in months. Every single one got flagged for review and never got posted even though I never said anything disrespectful. I just observed silently but I wanted to translate the song titles for everyone who doesn’t understand Serbian so I decided to make a new account. Even though I don’t understand how to do that on this confusing site… I never really had one before. I’ll just use a different username and email address from now on… Anyway, here are the titles: Nadja – “The… Read more »
Funny that “wedding” and “argument” are the same word in serbocroatian.
And “I just wanna sleep” sounds like lyrical content I would enjoy.
Good to have you back, you were will chris, weren’t you? I remember that I always enjoyed reading your comments. Strange that you couldn’t post anymore, I don’t recall you being particularly adversarial.
I didn’t see that willchrisian also translated the songs (it was late, and I just typed on the top of the page on my phone), but I am glad that the readers have two separate translations. And thanks for appreciating both of our efforts, Tibor. 🙂 Wedding and argument aren’t the same word in Serbian/Croatian. It’s that the song is called ”Svadba ili kavga” which means ”Wedding or argument”, svadba meaning the wedding and kavga meaning the argument. A fun fact is that ”kavga” is one of the rare expressions that are different in standard Serbian and standard Croatian (our… Read more »
”svada”, but d i written with a line over and it’s pronounced like the English ”J” in ”jar” or ”jam”. I really wish if our letters had place on the message board without being substituted with a ?.
I see, so the Croatian word would actually be pretty close to the shared word for wedding. Is that a coincidence or are they actually derived from the same root?
I always love it when people with less common language skills help out in the comments, be it about lyrics or artists or broadcasters or whatnot. There is so much to learn …
I don’t think “svadja” and “svadba” have the same root but you never know. Also to clear something up because I know it’s not the case in every language. A wedding ceremony and a wedding party do not share a word in Serbian. A wedding ceremony is “vencanje”, a wedding party or reception is “svadba”. Wedding attendees also get a name to call themselves – “svatovi”. 😀
I really miss learning new languages …
Also – Tibor how did you change your avatar? You have some kind of an account? I can’t make one. There are only Log in and Forgot Password options…
It’s an interesting question, Tibor, and I haven’t wondered that until today. Svadba came from ”svatovi”, and svadja came from the verb ”svadjati” (to argue). I have no idea whether they are related, but there’s nothing to explicity suggest that they are. But maybe I should just dig deeper?
Don’t worry Colin. It was awaiting approval (story of my life) so it wasn’t published right away. Probably wasn’t up when you posted you translation.
We barely use “kavga”. It’s an archaism. When we do use it, we use it kinda jokingly. “Svadja” is our main word for and argument as well. Other popular versions are “rasprava” and “okrsaj” if we wanna stress how bad it was, but that’s slang.
Oh, thanks, willchrisian. 🙂 Then it’s basically the same as in Croatian. We use “svadja” for argument, “rasprava” as well (but can also be used for a discussion with different points of views, while “svadja” is always used as a negative). “Okršaj” is mostly has a connotation of a physical altercation, but it can be used for a heated verbal argument too. “Svadba” and “vjencanje” are both used for a wedding ceremony, but svadba is slightly more archaic (even if still in wide use). The wedding reception is mostly referred to as “pir”. “Svatovi” is a name for wedding attendees… Read more »
Thanks, Tibor! I got so annoyed and sad I got banned that I just couldn’t be bothered to start anew. I just watched (very infrequently) in silence. But I had to translate the titles so we don’t end up in a similar situation to the one last year when someone incorrectly translated Muskarcina which made William and Sinan to keep talking about her going to the market to shop for a new man! That was wild.
Well, I hope you’re here to stay now.
I also don’t know what the login-button on this site is for, probably for the admins, I don’t think you can create an account as someone who merely writes comments.
You can change your avatar by uploading a picture on gravatar.com. It’s free and you need a free wordpress account to do it, just visit the site, it’s relatively self-explanatory.
Thanks! I might just do that because I finally got used to my old avatar and could find my comments at a glance and now I’m back to scrolling looking for myself. lol
Yay, it worked! Took me an eternity to position the image for cropping. Truly an awful experience. Should have done it on my computer or precropped the photo
I got no idea what to expect from this until the songs drop. I’ll just patiently wait what they’ll end up sending to ESC
I feel bad for Sara Jo, one of the best of last season but just so unlucky to be competing against the Konstrakta phenomenon. Coming up with anything close to those two seems like an impossible task, honestly.
But it’s with completely new singers.
Great for Angellina, I hope the song will be as good as Origami and that she will be more dynamic on stage ! I would have been so happy if Hurricane was still made of its original members but for the new ones, I’m curious to see. They’ve been a group for only two months, I find it a bit short to already try to compete at ESC, it looks like they wanna have the same amount of success as Sanja, Ksenija and Ivana asap. We’ll see with the song
But let’s appreciate the fact that all songs are in the national language (and those with other titles I guess only have a few lines in other languages?…)
The crystal ball has been shattered.
As Serbian, I really like list. I don’t know 90% of the list, but I think this is good.
Only I wanted some songs in Hungarian, Albanian, Slovak, Romanian,.. as official languages in some part of Serbia. (Ofc to be singed by singers from Serbia ).
Albania was going to be a long shot, given the situation with Kosovo.
Judging by their names, the list is rather weak. That’s the reason we need to hear the songs first in order to get a more complete picture of each artist. Btw, does anyone know when the songs will be out?
I don’t care about names, I care about songs.
Are hurricane the new sugababes?!?
Why can’t they call themselves something else?
Perhaps Wind? Oh that’s already been done and also with several personnel changes over the years including a chap from Milli Vanilli. At least the song is not called Fuego.
The New Seekers came to the contest, these should be the New Hurricane.
True. Or Hurricane International.
disappointed by the ball, but excited by the new hurricane and angellina
Boris subotic, dzipsii, filarri, filip balos, luke black for the win
No Dobar Vam Dan? The crystal ball was wrong.
maybe they needed to clean their glass after nmgp
Such a disappointment 🙁 I really think that songs would be a serious contender for the win.
are you aware how many interesting names are here? also, diversity is pretty big
many queer artists. i think this PZE will be the most diverse one so far