After two semi-finals, only 16 acts remain standing in Pesma za Evroviziju 23. One of these grand finalists will emerge as the winner on Saturday and then head to Liverpool in May to represent Serbia at Eurovision.
Before the Serbian jury and public make their decision, we’re opening the floor to you.
Which act do you want to follow in Konstrakta’s footsteps?
Scroll down to vote in our poll
Click on the songs to watch the performances from the semi-finals.
- Stefan Shy – “Od jastuka do jastuka”
- Boris Subotić – “Nedostupan”
- Nadia – “Devojka tvog dečka”
- Duo Grand – “Viva la Vida”
- Nađa – “Moj prvi ožiljak na duši”
- Frajle – “Neka, neka”
- Hurricane – “Zumi zimi zami”
- Chegi & Braća Bluz Band – “Svadba ili kavga”
- Dzipsii – “Greh”
- Luke Black – “Samo mi se spava”
- Filip Baloš – “Novi plan drugi san”
- Princ – “Cvet sa Istoka”
- Filarri – “Posle mene”
- Gift – “Liberta”
- Empathy Soul Project – “Indigo”
- Zejna – “Rumba”
Poll: Who should win the Pesma za Evroviziju 23 grand final?
You can vote for as many acts as you want. But remember that you’ll only be able to vote once — so make that vote count.
The Pesma za Evroviziju 23 takes place on Saturday 4th March. Proceedings start at 21:05 CET and will run until just after midnight CET on Sunday morning.
As with the semi-finals, it will be held at broadcaster RTS’s studio in Belgrade. The show will be hosted by Milan Marić and Dragana Kosjerina, whilst we’ll see Kristina Radenković and Stefan Popović in the green room.
The results will be determined by a 50:50 split between the votes of a jury and the public.
Who did you vote for? Who could give Serbia the best result at Eurovision 2023? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Guys, how would the public vote work? Are then just giving 12., 10, 8 points etc irrespective of the gap in votes (aka rob-the-televote-winner way as happened in Poland)? Or will they reflect the difference in the amount of votes? Thanks for sharing
Definitely Luke Black for me, though I’ve heard more interesting songs there
However, different staging xD
I’m still hoping for a Luke Black win, even if I believe there’s a lot to polish on his performance. It’s by far my favorite song in the competition.
Luke Black is my choice if Serbia wants another top 5 result. He’s THAT good. Filip Balos is an easy qualifier. Boris Subotic is an easy qualifier. Zejna is an easy qualifier (even if I’m so-so on the song itself). Hurricane not so much. The original Hurricane qualified as 8th from a medium-hard semi, and those women gave a much stronger stage performance. Princ might be an option, even if it totally feels like a 2000s ESC bop. Nada (Prvi ožiljak na duši) is cute, but I’m wondering whether people would find it too low-key.
I think Dzipsii would also qualify. Some of the bands might as well, because the problem with the flood of bands is rather a problem of the second semi. I’m not sure about Stefan. The song is good, but the stage performance needs getting used to, although it seems to match the lyrics (you’re in a better position to judge if that’s accurate).
I think that Dzipsii would qualify indeed. I’m not completetly sold on how autotune / vocoder collides with the singing, but it’s more than obvious that his voice is really good. Bands are a complete toss this season, as there’s so many of them, especially all-male bands. But I think that as long as their song stands out, they might do well. Italy and Finland didn’t cancel each other in 2021, so there might be a few of the bands in top ten this year too.
Unfortunately, none of the songs stand a chance of finishing in the top 10 of ESC23. With that said, I do think Zejna, with improved stanging and performance, can slay pretty well. Her live vocals are amazing and the song is catchy and rememberable. Some people seem to think that Luke Black is the right choice and well, that’s a choice… In my opinion, he doesn’t have stage presence and charisma, and the song is just not good. He’s trying hard to be ‘artistic’ and ‘weird’ and it only translates to being, sorry to state it like this, fake. Hurricane… Read more »
Im so happy there are many young, modern and talented artists at this selection. I hope Serbia will continue with this new music direction that started with Konstrakta.
My favourite is Luke, I just hope he will be more confident on stage and sing a little louder.
I also love Dzipsii, Filip and Stefan Shy
I voted for Princ. After seeing all the performances, his was the only one who got stuck in my head ?
I really,really want Princ or Zejna or Nadja Or Filip Balos, keeping fingers crossed!
Luke Black is clearly the right choice for me. He sounds good – this song isn’t vocally challenging, it’s all about creating an atmosphere and he does that almost to perfection – and he has a clear staging concept that matches the lyrics impeccably. I assume that the criticism comes from people who never liked his song in the first place – which is understandable, since it is a sound that will not appeal to everybody.
Serbia has many options if we’re talking about qualification, but Luke is the one with the high ceiling.
As someone who didn’t get the hype for the song initially, his staging has overall had a POSITIVE impact on me!
I actually really love the song but think his stage presence isn’t the strongest. I feel like he just doesn’t own the space as much as I’d like to. Filip on the other hand oozed with stage presence without even moving
Okay, I think that’s fair. Personally, it didn’t bother me, but I guess you could say, Luke looked a little stiffer than Filip, I can understand that.
If they go with Luke, Serbia will probably finish Top 5 again this year. I get that the fans like it but Zejna and Hurricane feel like a step-backwards. Luke would be another step forwards. They’re had one of the strongest national finals for the second year running and Konstrakta took out a lot of the anti-Western nationalists disguised as ESC-fans. Good vibes only from Serbia these days.
Luke doesn’t sing live well, doesn’t have great stage presence and seems to try to hard to be edgy.
I have very different favorites to most of the people here.
Empathy Sould Project are my favorite, but they should not win due to amount of bands we already have.
After them I would list Dzipssi, Boris and Nada – I would be stoked if any of them win.
However, it looks like a song I do not like will be the winner, most likely.
Luke Black has the biggest potential, but he needs to do a bit more on vocals and visuals. Filip Balos is already a full package, not quite sure if is it good enough tho, probably not. Dzipsi also has high potential, and needs even more work on vocals and visuals definitely, to be more in focus, but he is good on the stage and has the most charisma. Prince is the best vocally out of these four, but his performance is kinda sterile and it seems like we have all seen this before many times on Eurovision. He would be… Read more »
Serbia is a likely qualifier with many of the songs. They can already count on 12 from Croatia and Switzerland, mid points from France (5-7, I think), and Czechia usually also gives them some points. That gets them to a total of around 35 already. Need just few more countries to like their song enough to give them some lower points to get to 50, which seems enough to be 9th-10th place in televote.
Serbia will be a NQ if sending Zejna??? Maybe you think that “Rumba” is a forgettable song, but I find it catchy and making you feel like dancing. Don’t forget that only viewers will be voting in the semi and I’m sure many of them will need exactly such a song as “Rumba” to vote for.
Yes, because it actually doesn’t make you do it. Rumba boom boom boom. If that’s what it takes to be catchy, then we are not having the same definition of “catchy”.
Making you dance? Maybe in a sense that even a professional singer performer is likely on your level or worse, so you shouldn’t be ashamed to dance. In that sense I completely agree, but I am not sure that you had that in mind.
Also, to clarify, I wasn’t talking about my personal favorites. Here I like, personally, Nadja and Gift the most. I would like Nadia as well if her vocals were better, because that’s my taste. But I understand that these songs have nothing to do on Eurovision stage, and just talking about the chances of perceived favorites.
And yes, I strongly believe that Zejna is the worst choice by far, among the favorites.
Filip has better stage present, but Luke has better song. I hope Luke will win because he can improve a lot until May.
Hurricane’s and Zejna’s songs are dated and I dont think they have any chance of winning.
On the other hand, Princ can be a surprise winner because that is the sound that will always have a lot of fans in Serbia. Its a pity he doesnt have a better song.
I’m not rooting for Zejna, but she does have a stronger and better voice than Chanel, and I think she is attractive (you say she is not). She has really nice natural hair and it enhances her look. But you are right about the dancing as she is not a dancer and the choreography wasn’t good.
The top two are the right top two.
i’m good with luke black, filip balos, or zejna
Filip Baloš for the Win !
It’s Princ for me. Luke’s song is just not clicking for me and Zejna’s entry is very cliche and generic. Princ at least delivers something ethnic with oriental flavour and the singer looks epic.
Agree…with Nada they are the only ones who stood out for me. Luke’s gives me James Bond vibes but the song itself is very forgettable
Luke Black or Filip Balos, with preference to Luke. There are other songs I like here, but “Rumba” and “Zumi Zimi Zami” aren’t among them.
I want this to win :
. Luke Black
. Filip Balos
I won’t be mad if this wins :
. Boris Subotic
I don’t want to see them win :
. Duo Grand
. Empathy Soul Project
Finally, Serbia is a very good country at Eurovision !
Luke Black and Filip Balos may have more modern songs, but sending Zejna to Liverpool would not be a mistake either. I’m sure no other country will have that sort of entry.
Exactly ! ^^ Zejna, Luke Black & Filip Balos have very good songs !
It would be a huge mistake in my opinion. Song is repetitive, annoying, dated and requires a decent choreography. I expected Zejna to crush that stage with her moves, but she was so stiff.
Zejna is great! My concern is the guitar piece at the beginning. Have we not heard this classical piece before? Trying to figure out where it is similar too. Or maybe it sounds a little similar. Great track though.
My personal top 7 out of the total 16 acts of the Pesma Za Evroviziju 2023 Grand Final (because I’m way too bored and lazy to rate the rest, lol):
1. Luke Black – “Samo Mi Se Spava” (10/10)
2. Princ – “Cvet Sa Istoka” (9.5/10)
4. Filip Balo? – “Novi Plan Drugi San” (9.5/10)
4. Na?a – “Moj Prvi Ožilak Na Duši” (8.5/10)
5. Boris Suboti? – “Nedostupan” (8.5/10)
6. Zejna – “Rumba” (7.5/10)
7. Hurricane – “Zumi Zimi Zami” (6.5/10)
(Basically, whichever great song and performer qualified from SF1 will be fine for me to win, hehe).
Last year we had Konstrakta vs Sara Jo, this edition it’s Luke Black vs Filip Balos. Serbia is truly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the contest once again.
It’s gonna be Luke Black vs Zejna/Princ. If you keep ignoring that she can win then don’t complain about results.
Got my fingers crossed for Filip, but I feel like there’s a chance him and Luke will cancel each other out performing back-to-back
Still hoping to see “Novi Plan Drugi San” in Liverpool
I am afraid the boys’ chances will be ruined by the running order. They will cancel one another out. Five of them sing from 9th-13th position. All songs are similar (Princ being different). Will Zejna profit from performing last? Still not sure. Hurricane never stood any chances with me. I am honestly so lost and have no actual favorite and would not be surprised by any of the 5 boys or Zejna winning. Hurricane? Do they have any chances?
Zejna for the win!
Luke Black or Filip Balos! We need some modern pop songs.
Zejna’s song for me is too generic and not interesting at all.