The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next up is Serbia, who have chosen Teya Dora with “Ramonda”.

Have we fallen in love with the song? Read on to find out!

Teya Dora – “Ramonda” (Serbia Eurovision 2024)

Review: Teya Dora – “Ramonda”

Deban: Even in darkness, there is beauty. “Ramonda” is a symbol of desiccation tolerance, and more recently, it has become an important vehicle for Teya Dora to unveil her artistic side. Aside from her excellent vocal delivery on this track, the supporting elements work well too. The lighting, styling, cinematography, and creative direction are on point — giving her added push. Whilst not appearing to threaten anyone else in the competition, one can not ignore its undeniable strength. Expect a Top 10 finish for Serbia.

Score: 9

Jonathan: Sadly, “Ramonda” is one of the songs I have connected to the least from this year’s line-up. Teya has a rich, textured voice and she provides an understated passion with her soft, breathy delivery. However, taking half the song just to reach the first chorus makes it feel like the whole thing is going in slo-mo (mo-mo-mo-mo). The final 40 seconds try to infuse proceedings with a bit more drama, but it’s too little too late. It all ends up passing by like a whisper in the night and makes no lasting impression. It seems unlikely that the trend of the UK public ranking Serbia near the bottom will change in 2024.

Score: 4

Ruxandra: This stands out as one of the most emotional ballads of the year. With its dark and mysterious atmosphere, flawlessly interpreted, the song is captivating. It boasts a perfect structure, gradually building in intensity and reaching a climax that leaves a lasting impact. Its simplicity and authenticity are what truly elevate it, allowing the emotions conveyed in the lyrics to shine through. Traditional elements are delicately woven into the sound, lending it an authentic quality without overpowering the vocals or the heartfelt emotions expressed in the lyrics.

Score: 9.5

Pablo: It’s tough when a song does what it does effectively, checks all the boxes to be good, is produced really well throughout, and yet, just doesn’t quite create any impression in the end. “Ramonda” is clearly meant to be a moment of calm in the lineup, but it fades into the background more than it shines due to its serenity, and becoming invisible is a mortal blow in Eurovision. It could still work and effectively qualify, but it’s chances are shakier than other offerings that present what they do in a more stark way.

Score: 5

Serbia Eurovision 2024 ranking

In the Eurovision 2024 Wiwi Jury, we have 17 jurors but only have room for four reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 6

Cinan: 10

Georgia: 8

Lucy: 4.5

Ron: 5.5

Scarlett: 8

Sebastian: 4

Simon: 6.5

Suzanne: 6.5

Tom: 7

Tomas: 5.5

William: 8

Youyou: 5.5

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 4 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.57/10

What do you think of Serbia’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for Teya Dora’s “Ramonda” below!

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TokkiTE
TokkiTE
1 month ago

Wth is going on here in the comments?
Ramonda is not an boring Song at all.
It has a deep meaning.

10/10
Its my Number One right now.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

I rarely say this, as this is the laziest of comments. But in this case I must say that it is boring. Not a good addition, but should go to the final as it is above of the majority of the horror of SF1 (except for Portugal)

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

I really like this one. Can’t help it.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Pretty ballad, lovely that it is in serbian with quite a very mainstream modern sound

7.5 from me, can qualify like estonia bridges last year

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

I find it boring and a song which goes nowhere, my #32

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

Even the Serbs aren’t trying to force others to like this. A non-qualifier for sure.

sav001
sav001
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

It will easily qualifying, watch and see

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

a contest with no more balkan countries at all, would be divine tbh

so soon withdraw Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Albania

pls

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

This will be my toilet break in Semi1..
I just didn’t connect to this song at all, there’s something I cannot describe that annoys me as f•ck with her voice and the way it is performed..
My last place this year unfortunately..

Toine
Toine
1 month ago

NQ, boring as hell.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

NQ

ImStevan
1 month ago

Our queen

Rafal
Rafal
1 month ago

NQ

Tina
Tina
1 month ago

NQ

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

It has some mystical vibes that makes this entry very captivating. She sells it very well, so the pack itself is very solid and interesting. But, while I appreciate the overall quality of the product, I find it hard to get behing the song. I kinda like it and sounds good but doesn’t make much more for me.

6.5/10

1. United Kingdom (7/10)
2. Serbia (6.5/10)
3. Georgia (6/10)
4. Israel (6/10)
5. Cyprus (4/10)

D995
D995
1 month ago

I think that is score from wiwi jury is pretty low for this song. Ramonda diesreve much more then 6.57. For me Ramonda is amazing song with important massage. Justice for Teya Dora and Ramonda ????

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago

I did not get this at all during the national final, I think I was bitter. I gave it a day, and bam – I got it. And now it has grown and is a top 10 for me. It’s moody and emotional gives me ebbs and flows and is an easy listen. This is definitely a jury pleaser.
Score 8.5/10.

Camellia
Camellia
1 month ago

16th place for Serbia from me! This song is interesting to me. A little bit of it reminds me of Victoria’s “Growing up is getting old”. I like that type of genre. It sounds mysterious yet pleasant. It has feeling in it and it makes it emotional. I believe this will be very much liked from the juries if it qualifies for the final. Now qualifying is in question. I’ve seen many people dislike the song and I think there is a big chance it won’t go through. Also considering the fact it is 2nd in the running order, it… Read more »

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

Its growing on me

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Serbia 7/12

Lucy
Lucy
1 month ago

I al barely able to listen to this song all the way through. I love ballads, give me Voila or Amar Pelos Dois any day but this??? She’s whispering for 70% of the song. Casual viewers will have gone to the toilet 10 seconds in. The build comes FAR too late. It’s also too dark, moody and inaudible to emotionally connect to it unless you really WANT to invest in it. One first watch, it is not striking enough for it to do well.

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 month ago

This is a song that I just haven’t connected with– too plodding, too repetitive (there’s a video that counts how many times a song’s title is sung in this year’s songs, and Ramonda crushes the field with 22 repetitions for a total of 41 seconds), maybe even a little predictable (Will a ramonda flower bloom at the end? Hmm…). The climax barely stands out from the rest. It’s a pretty song, and Teya is a nice singer, but by the time the 3 minutes are up, my mind is drifting and I’m ready for the next song in my playlist.… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Bronze star.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Honest to goodness, the more of your comments I read, the more certain I am that you’re the incarnation of Susan Sontag’s idea that a certain kind of 48 year old gay man is, in essence, a teenage girl.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

A national selection that continues to produce ever more impressive musical lineups and one that has genuinely started to attract the “Who’s next?” of the Serbian music scene. In Teya Dora, we are being presented with a truly exceptional talent. “Ramonda” was the most assured live performance during the pre-selection season. In the Eurovision lineup, there is no song relying upon the performer this much. The song is built upon the cultivation of atmosphere and this is achieved primarily through a layered vocal track with plenty of reverb, supported by little more than a piano ostinato. This gives Teya Dora a… Read more »

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

If we’re lucky, this is staying in the semis

sav001
sav001
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

It isn’t but go off I guess

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

it’s an okay song, far from being the best in pze (which was the most packed nf this year for me), but teya dora is completely lifeless as a performer…

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

If you read the lyrics, the way she performs the song actually fits perfectly imo.

Lucy
Lucy
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

But who is reading the lyrics on a Saturday night ?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Lucy

she won’t even perform on Saturday night LOL

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

This song doesn’t grab me, I’m missing something and it’s not because it’s so quiet, nothing wrong with that. It is however waaaaaay too repetitive. But I still agree with those who think it might do surprisingly well – diaspora televote + jury scores. I also like that Teya Dora is a different character, she looks more natural and seems to wear much less make up than most in the competition which fits very well with the song. The presentation is completely on point.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Also, a lot of people will vote for it cause they love it! Not like only jury and diaspora will vote for it. If that’s possible, then every song will get only jury and diaspora votes cause every song every year has people who dislike it.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

14) Serbia – Lovely song and very much needed in a sea of uptempo songs this year. Although I would’ve preferred Zorja, this is still a great entry from Serbia as they continue to be one of my favourite Eurovision countries. 7/10

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

SERBIA – PzE has grown into one of the best national selections, and in my opinion, they picked their standout entry! Ramonda is a beautiful song with a gentle, yet powerful ambient that entirely pulls you in its magical world. As a blooming flower it sings about, it grows a step with each verse. The first pre-chorus is a show-stopper in its own right, adding some much welcome suspense. The second one drops the drama just a bit, but surprisingly, its serenity works in the favor of highlighting the chorus. The chorus is simply gorgeous! Repetition can work more than… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Dominic

We are on the same page here as well! I agree about the ambience this song possesses and the atmosphere it creates. And yes the outro is lovely and touching as well. The message of the song is also interesting. I am afraid about its qualification chances, so Teya needs votes in the first semi-final given also the 2nd spot in the RO.

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

I am happy that you also really like Ramonda. 🙂 Honestly, since it’s Serbia, and has both Croatia and Slovenia in the same semi, and barely any ballads in it, I think it will safely qualify regardless of the running order.

Sandor
Sandor
1 month ago

Boring and repetetive…wiwi jury was too generous, it should have been scored much much lower and I am prety sure it will be if it manages to qualify. NEXT

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandor

Your comment and your way of thinking are too boring and lack intelligence. NEXT

Sandor
Sandor
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

How dare you be so abusive to person giving their honest personal opinion. People like you who don’t respect other people opinions are the the problem with the world today. STOP online abuse.STOP toxicity.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandor

How dare you to be so abusive to me?! He didn’t give his opinion in a respective manner but bashing the song! People like you are the ones who start all the hate and bullying in the online environment! You should be ashamed of yourself and banned from this comments section!

Sandor
Sandor
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Please just STOP hate and toxicity…think of what you write and how hurtfull you are…you never know how your horrible and repulsive words can hurt someone…just STOP…you are hurting Teyadora aswell…she doesn’t need toxic fans like you…just PLEASE STOP this abuse…

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandor

STOP IT! You really can’t fight your own ego and stubborness, can you? Not to forget your hateful nature and need to bring toxic feel to this chat place. Just stop it, and behave yourself!

Sandor
Sandor
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Just admit Teyadora has a horrible song and she will not qualify?
Please just admit it. Just write down. TEYADORA HAS A BAD BORING SONG WHICH WILL NOT QUALIFY AND SHE SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM EUROVISION.
Please just write it. DON’T NE TOXIC.
SPREAD LOVE.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandor

Telling that someone has a TERRIBLE song says a lot about you – you’re spreading hate! Also, not respecting my opinion says a lot about you – you’re being hateful! You’re such a hateful little hungarian kid, Šandor. May God help you because you need it. Get well

Sandor
Sandor
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Now you hate hungarian people…again spreading hate.
What is wrong with you?
What have hungarian people ever done to you?
Why do you hate us?
Just admit Teyadora will not qualify.
Just admit her song is simply not good enough for such a big contest and such a huge stage and everything will be done.
STOP spreading hate.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandor

Get well childish teen

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

5TH PLACE: SERBIA: Serbia is a country that more often than not is among my top songs of the year and this year it’s no exception. While I preferred the two amazing avant-garde entries they offered us in 2022 and 2023, Ramonda is a very pretty Balkan Ballad with a more modern twist. Teya’s interpretation and voice are on point and the dark staging at PZE was aesthetically pleasing: nothing should really change for Eurovision. Perhaps the chorus is a bit too repetitive and it also comes a bit late after too much of an introduction in the beginning but… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

This is probably the strongest second in the running order song we’ve had for a long time. It would be a huge loss if it were to NQ. I won’t even allow myself to consider that as a possibility.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I agree and unfortunately I can’t vote in the first semi-final to just feel like I helped the best I could 🙂 .
Didn’t you also like Armenia of last year as well btw? It qualified from the second position so I have hope.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

Was also my winner, yes!
Not having much luck with running orders.

Future Lover qualified quite comfortably in sixth position. I expect a similar result here and then even better in the final. ^^

Hakuna
Hakuna
1 month ago

They rated Unicorn – Noa Kirel pretty low last year and guess what? She ended up in the 3rd place. It’s their opinion so let’s respect it, this song might achieve higher spot in the contest. Good luck Serbia!??

Vivian
Vivian
1 month ago

I really liked the Serbian national selection this year, but to date I remain unsure whether Ramonda was the optimal choice. Teya Dora is a good vocalist and she transfers the emotion she wants us to feel very well, but the song just doesn’t reach a proper climax and that agitates me so much about it, because I know I’d adore the song if it had one! I *will* be honest and admit that losing Zorja this year still stings and that does give me a slight bias against this song, but even so, this song has potential it doesn’t… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

Nemanja Radosevic, Milan Bujakovic were robbed especially, not to mention how robbed Konstrakta was with her upgrade to in corpore sano, doktore bop

I'M GONNA MAKE MOUSSE TONIGHT
I'M GONNA MAKE MOUSSE TONIGHT
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

The name of the band was Breskvica, not Zorja. But yes, it was painful indeed.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Vivian

It definitely stings for me too. Zorja would’ve been definite top 3 for me.

yeesy
yeesy
1 month ago

The score is shallow in my opinion. A catchy ballad with a great hook and chorus, especially among the sea of pop songs. I’d rate this 9/10, perfect top 10 potentially!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

boring, very dated, been there done that many times over and over again by Serbia, with better vocalists either

easy NQ, televoters never go for ethnic ballads lol

gea
gea
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Calling it boring is ok, but dated is not correct as the song has a sound that is current. Secondly, the song is not an ethnic ballad: there is no single ethnic instruments used in this song.

Yoshi8TheBerries
Yoshi8TheBerries
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Salvador Sobral would like a word…

Amigo
Amigo
1 month ago

I am honestly very sad you guys ranked this so low. It might not be a winning song, but I was expecting it to be above 7!

It’s a sure qualifier for me.

Sierri
1 month ago

This song is great! In my opinion, it can win this year

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Sierri

balkan ballads will never win esc anymore

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

ever since Kaliopi was robbed in 2016 with Dona masterpiece

I'M GONNA MAKE MOUSSE TONIGHT
I'M GONNA MAKE MOUSSE TONIGHT
1 month ago

If you only listen to the 2nd half of the song, then it’s actually a masterpiece. This band’s problem are very lengthy intros.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

This is the most serious and melancholic song of the year. It’s a beautiful expression of the re-growth of one single flower, and therefore of hope. The sadness is in the tonic (A minor) and the “growth” comes from the rising through chords VI and VII (F and G) among some others. The song also makes use of a soft tonal clash (A-B) to pause and reflect. If you play all this on piano, if feels like Ludovico Einaudi might have written it. Melancholy at Eurovision has the issue of falling flat if its staging isn’t engaging enough with the… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I don’t think they need to change any of the staging from the NF tbh.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I would like to read your review of Hurricane, btw.

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

It’s nice and the visuals are stunning but the running order might hurt it. Portugal is a very similar song and can’t see both qualifying.

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

i can see neither qualifying, but serbia objectively has more chances. portugal just comes and goes without leaving anything in the listener/viewer’s mind

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

And Serbia is in a SF with Slovenia and Croatia. Portugal definitely has fewer obvious friends.

Sun
Sun
1 month ago

In my opinion one of the 3 worst songs ESC24

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
1 month ago

This is a big downgrade from Džanum

Miko
Miko
1 month ago

When you get so low score from these kind of “experts” that’s a 100% proof that the song us actually good and high quality

Shush
Shush
1 month ago

Nah criminally underscored what. This is the most beautiful song of the year that builds in the most elegant way and holds and emotion only teya dora is able to convey. I hope she kills it live and gets top 10 in may. 6th place 9/10

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

15. Serbia – Teya Dora – Ramonda – 7.5/10 – I need to be in a very specific mood to enjoy this one. Many times I find that the track is not sufficiently immediate to grab my attention and entice me into its carefully constructed emotional landscape. But sometimes I do find myself in the right headspace and am immersed by the oozing melancholy. The chorus is for me the track’s defining quality in this respect.

Mikey Mata
Mikey Mata
1 month ago

Absolutely underrated by the wiwijury, I expected a good bit more in the average