Serbia is ready for Pesma za Evroviziju 23. Broadcaster RTS has now released the 32 competing songs in the country’s national selection for Eurovision 2023.
the songs have been uploaded to RTS’ official Pesma za Evroviziju YouTube channel.
Take a listen below.
Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 competing songs
Nađa – “Moj prvi ožiljak na duši”
Tijana Dapčević – “Mamim”
Egret – “Ako shvatim kasno”
Princ – “Cvet sa Istoka”
Frajle – “Neka, neka”
Angellina – “Lanac”
Eegor – “Starac dana”
Boris Subotić – “Nedostupan”
Nadia – “Devojka tvog dečka”
Luke Black – “Samo mi se spava”
Filip Baloš – “Novi plan drugi san”
Zejna – “Rumba”
Dzipsii – “Greh”
Igor Vince and Bane Lalić – “Zato što volim”
Ivona – “U noćima”
Filarri – “Posle mene”
Hurricane – “Zumi Zimi Zami”
Mattia Zanatta and Angela Kassiani – “Novi svet”
Hercenšlus – “Vremenska zona”
Adem Mehmedović – “Osmeh”
Igor Stanojević – “Iza duge”
CHEGI & Braća Bluz Bend – “Svadba ili kavga”
Duo Grand – “Viva la vida”
Doris Milošević – “Tišina”
Milan Bujaković – “Fenomen”
Empathy Soul Project – “Indigo”
Filip Žmaher – “Čujemo se sutra”
Stefan Shy – “Od jastuka do jastuka”
Jelena Vlahović – “Kao grom iz vedra neba”
Andjela –“Loše procene”
Savo Perović – “Presidente”
PzE 23: Show details
The 32 entries will be split evenly with 16 songs per semifinal. The semifinals will be held on 1 and 2 March, where eight songs will qualify from each. This will be followed by the grand final on 4 March, where one of the 16 finalists will emerge the winner and earn the ticket to Liverpool.
The results of all three shows will be determined by both a professional jury and televote.
Among the artists competing this year, the Eurofans will see Tijana Dapčević (North Macedonia 2014) and Hurricane (Serbia 2020 and 2021) but with a series of brand-new members: Sara Kourouma, Miona Srećković and Jovana Radić.
What’s your favorite song from Pesma za Evroviziju 2023? Let us know in the comments below!
Nothing amazing, but I guess if I have to say one I like it would be Luke Black.
Nothing amazing among so many bangers? yes right
So many good songs!!! Can someone help me define the genres of the songs? Anyone know how the artists themselves define the songs in what genre? I especially wonder about the songs by Luke Black, Savo Perovic, Adem Mehmedovic, The Frajle, Hercenslus, Boris Subotic and Eogor?
Also, And wich one of this years 32 entries represent the music scene in Serbia of today the most accurately?
I saw that a couple of people have translated Luke Black’s song but I don’t feel like they captured all the nuances so I’m posting my version: I Just Want To Sleep Verse 1 Baby watch the world on fire It is all a game to me I don’t wanna choose my fighter Who’s taking control of me? Pre-Chorus Hello? I just want to sleep (go to sleep) Chorus I just wanna sleep forever (s – sleep) I like it better when I dream I want to sleep forever (s – sleep) While the world is on fire I just… Read more »
Luke Black, please
Dzipsii! Such a groove. Underrated. Luke Black – he is going to slay live with performance. Pls do not vote for usual ethno songs. And pls not for Hurricane, they are such a bad copy of old group.
I like Filarri
After the first listening, these are the ones I liked the most. I need a second listen, though.
Angellina – Lanac
Doris Milosevic – Tisina
Dzipsii – Greh
Eegor – Starac dana
Ivona – U nocima
Nadia – Devojka tvog decka
Stefan Shy – Od jastuka do jastuka
Tijana Dapcevic – Mamim
Luke Black doesn’t really work for me, sorry…
doris milosevic? seriously? 😀
After listening to all the songs:
my Top 3
Princ – “Cvet sa Istoka”Savo Perovi? – “Presidente”Stefan Shy – “Od jastuka do jastuka
OMG OMG SOOO MANY BANGERS
What a waste is to hold two Semi Finals with such songs. It could’ve been narrowed down to one Final. Quality this year isn’t that good, but I’m in LOVE with Rumba by Zejna! That’s a song for Eurovision. It has so much potential to make amazing staging!!! Hopefully it wins! Goodluck Zejna!
Zenja’s vocals are amazing but her being Roma probably means she won’t win. Although most Serbs like Roma music, for this kind of competition, they will probably vote for an ethnic Serb singer.
Marija is also Roma, and she won Beovizija 2007 xD But I see your way of thinking, and no, the absolute majority don’t think that way. One of the biggest stars from Serbia is Emina Jahovic, who is muslim and married in Turkey ( Serbia= Greece>>>>>>>>>Turkey). But for many years she is one of the most sought-after Serbian representatives who would have the absolute support of the people. I also think that if some of the most popular/high-quality Bosnian performers (who are popular in Serbia) would by some miracle want to perform for Serbia (I mean muslim Bosnians) such as… Read more »
and Serbia is music center of region so they all made their career exactly here.
disagree 101 percent! so many good and modern productions, so many bangers and so many interesting ones!
Oh it’s Luke Black for me and it’s not even close.
It’s no so subtly calling out the president of Serbia for his abuse of power while pretending to be singing it to a girl. I’ll translate it. Verse 1 Are you afraid of me baby, are you? Are you afraid of me, doe in the woods? Spare me the sad Bamby scene, You’re here with an intention! Pre Chorus Solo capital, solo capital I ask no one, I just take. Chorus Like you, like you, Mi Presidente. Like you, like you, you should be afraid of me. Like you, like you, Mi Presidente. Like you, like you, all’s just a… Read more »
Stefan Shy is actually a great vocal, I think a good performance can make him stand out.
It will be nice to see all these acts on stage, might change things!
Wow so many dislikers, i’m guessing Albanian angry fans
1 Fralje (catchy with substance, so a real stand out)
2 Princ (picks up after a minute so give it a chance)
3 Stefan Shy (accessible yet tinged with a little Serbian style)
4 Tijana Dap?evi? (groovy! but maybe too generic for a contest)5 Angelina (great voice but not sure about the song)
6 Savo Perovi? (grows on you)7 CHEGI & Bra?a Bluz Bend (maybe)
Samo mi se spava by far.
I browsed through all 32 rather briefly but I did replay Luke Black several times. It’s the best of the entire season so far. Serbian yet English, extraordinary yet special, it’s excellent! Well done.
* extraordinary yet accessible
Luke Black. Se spavaaa. Game over.
Luke Black is closest to my personal taste, but there’s a lot here that I enjoyed. Filarri, Filip Balos, Savo Perovic, Egret, I’m sure I’m missing some. Dzipsii and Ivona sound like they could take off on stage. Is Nadia the first Olivia Rodrigo type I’ve heard this year (I dig it)? Please just don’t send Hurricane.
Luke Black far better than anyone else. Molim vas bra?o i sestre, nemojte da glasate još za jednu hiljadu puta vi?enu turbofolk pesmu koja ?e da nam donese maksimalno poslednja mesta u finalu, nego da pošaljemo nešto što može daleko da pro?e.
THat’s it – Princ, Luke, Filip or Savo and no one else. This is the year of male bops and I am living for it.
But not too many of them at Eurovision. If you have too much of one particular music genre, they will all cancel each other out. Remember the overload of female dance bops in 2021 and how most of them flopped? I don’t want to see that happen again.
As usual, I feel that the Serbian selection is a little too extensive. Of course, if you present 32 songs, not all of them will be top notch. But overall, I at least liked a lot of these propositions. The most out of the box entry – and my personal favourite, since I would really encourage Serbia to stay on the track they set off on with Konstrakta – is Luke Black’s “Samo mi ne spava”. The instrumentation with the high pitched white noise is a lot, but its not yet overpowering. I very much enjoy this entry. Second on… Read more »
OMG Serbia strong selection this year !
I love :
. Filip Balos
. Luke Black
. Savo Perovic
.Mattia Zanatta and Angela Kassiani . Princ
. Boris Subotic
My goooood Serbia you are strong !
Not sure about any favorites yet, but I am indeed intrigued to keep on listening to the playlist in the following days. Looking forward to PZE!
Not a single listenable song in sight. Just pure cringe.
Did you listen to them all, or even any of them?
Your cringe comment easily beat your statement 😉
You should actually listen to the songs before commenting, would make more sense
What type of song is listenable to you?
What??? I haven’t heard all the songs yet but there are many many good ones here. If you say “not a single listenable song”, you must be deaf or mentally impaired.
One last thing i forgot to mention, Viva la vida is iconic for all the wrong reasons. I’m pretty sur they got an IA to generate the music.
Presidente, Novi Plan Drugi San, Posle Mene, Greh, Lanac and Rumba all stood out to me!
Luke Black’s song also!
Great selection, Serbia! So much better than a lot of other countries this year. Hey, Germany I am talking to you for example…
Outdated music, these were painful to even listen.
The production for these songs is exciting for such a large national final- and the male bops came thru for sure. I don’t see Serbia struggling to qualify from the “tougher” semi final 1, as they have a plethora of top 10, even a few top 5 entries in this selection. This could be THE national selection to watch out for… after UMK, of course.
Call me biased – i am a sucker for Serbian music – but this selection is really enjoyable, diverse and great musically. Not one song I really dislike, lots of songs I would add to my playlist. When thinking in Eurovision terms, there is no Konstrakta this year in PZE, however i see a lot of potential in Nada’s song (“Moj prvi ožiljak na duši”) and also others. My favourites: Nada, Angellina, Luke Black, Filarri Tijana, Princ, Mattia&Angela, Empathy Soul Project, Nadia, Dzipsii, Ivona and Gift. Definitely gonna watch all the shows, because I was in love with RTS’s production… Read more »
Fun fact: Na?a (Moj prvi ožiljak na duši) is just a 17yo high-schooler. I’m kinda excited to see her perform in such a big competition, with her being so young. I think she already did an amazing job since she’s able to stand out in a group of much more experienced colleagues.
Princ and Filip Baloš
I think that „mi presidente“ is actually an anti-Regime song written by the one Sajsi MC, if you read the lyrics it makes sense
It is. I translated it in in one of comments above.
There’s like 10 songs that i really like, Luke Black and Filip Balos being my favorits at the moment. I’m gonna need to see the live performances to make up my mind this time.
I love Luke Black! It’s giving me Konstrakta vibes! Her team even did his song! Could be another Top 10 for Serbia!
Not really. He wrote both the music and the lyrics. One of the members of Zemlja Gruva was 1 of 3 other producers who worked on the arrangement with him.
It doesn’t sound even close to Konstrakta, sorry…
I like the production on “Mamim”. I haven’t listened to them all, but that’s my favourite so far.
My stand outs were Filip Balos and Luke Black. I liked Sevi Perovic as well.
Boys really brought it this time and we may see a man representing Serbia after so many years.
Hurricane song sounds Like a JESC song. But I wouldn’t mind it If they win. Why not have a cute song Like that at ESC. People would remember and sing “Zumi, Zimi, Zami” along.
I also Like Savo Perovic – Presidente. Why not send a boop from a male performer??
Angellina Had a better song last year.
Duo Grand sounds Like a (very) weird version of Jacques Houdek “My Friend”.
I liked quite a few other songs, But I do not have a huge favorite. And I am not sure which songs will stand out for others. Good luck, Serbia!
Oh, this is a nice selection. So far, I really like Princ and Luke Black. Serbia is back to save the day. Tijana sucks in every country and language, though.
Alright, who can tell us what’s up with the lobster?
Phoebe had a lobster love theory 😀
The lobster is one of the songwriters. Or it could just be a lobster-shaped telephone. Most likely, lobster is the symbol of… something.
Seems like a symbol or some kind of personal mascot for some reason. He also posted Instagram pics where he’s walking a lobster like a dog.
I was instantly reminded of Salvador Dali’s lobster telephone. Maybe it has nothing to do with it but that was my first thought.
Useless holding a national selection with 32 acts, when only 10 are worth listening!
RTS actually sees it as a nice way to promote niche artists even if they realistically have no chance to win, and it’s appreciated in Serbia. Many of the last year’s artists got noted during PZE but were previously totally anonymous
She’s not gonna win, but I really enjoy Nadia’s song, sounds so 2000s in a positive way. If she could have some strong staging with stylish costume that could be the moment.
Lyrics are really nice!
“Novi plan drugi san” by Filip Balos sounds really good
There are some nice songs here but the only one that stands out and could do better than 17th place is Luke Black, If the performance is really good.
My favs are Luke Black, Hurricane, Zejna and Filip Balos
WOW Serbia is in it to win it again 😀 At least 10 of these songs are good enough to fight for top 10 at ESC!
Comparing to last year, these were a bit bland. Maybe some of these get more interesting with live performances, but nothing mindblowing as of now.
These songs are meh, nothing bad or nothing good. Simply boring.