Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

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Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Country Serbia
National selection
Selection processPesma za Evroviziju '22
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
3 March 2022
4 March 2022
Final:
5 March 2022
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2021 2022

Serbia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.[1] The Serbian national broadcaster, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) will organise the national final Pesma za Evroviziju '22 in order to select the Serbian entry for the 2022 contest. The national final will consist of three shows: two semi-finals on 3 and 4 March 2022 and a final on 5 March 2022.

Background

Prior to the 2022 contest, Serbia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest thirteen times since its first entry in 2007, winning the contest with their debut entry "Molitva" performed by Marija Šerifović. Since 2007, ten out of thirteen of Serbia's entries have featured in the final with the nation failing to qualify in 2009, 2013 and 2017. Serbia's 2021 entry, "Loco Loco" performed by Hurricane, qualified to the final and placed fifteenth.

The Serbian national broadcaster, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS), broadcasts the event within Serbia and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. Between 2007 and 2009, Serbia used the Beovizija national final in order to select their entry. However, after their 2009 entry, "Cipela" performed by Marko Kon and Milaan, failed to qualify Serbia to the final, the broadcaster shifted their selection strategy to selecting specific composers to create songs for artists. In 2010, RTS selected Goran Bregović to compose songs for a national final featuring three artists, while in 2011 Kornelije Kovač, Aleksandra Kovač and Kristina Kovač were tasked with composing one song each. In 2012, the internal selection of Željko Joksimović and the song "Nije ljubav stvar" secured the country's second highest placing in the contest to this point, placing third. In 2013, RTS returned to an open national final format and organized the Beosong competition. The winning entry, "Ljubav je svuda" performed by Moje 3, failed to qualify Serbia to the final. In 2015, RTS selected Vladimir Graić, the composer of Serbia's 2007 winning entry "Molitva", to compose songs for a national final featuring three artists.[2] RTS internally selected the Serbian entries in 2016 and 2017 with the decision made by RTS music editors.[2] In 2018 and 2019, RTS returned to using the Beovizija national final in order to select their entry, managing to qualify every year to the final. After the cancellation of the 2020 contest, RTS selected Beovizija 2020 winners Hurricane to represent Serbia in 2021. Their song "Loco Loco" was also internally selected and qualified the country to the final.[3]

Before Eurovision

Pesma za Evroviziju '22

Pesma za Evroviziju '22 will be the national final organised by RTS in order to select the Serbian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[4] The selection will consist of two semi-finals to be held on 3 and 4 March 2022, respectively, and a final to be held on 5 March 2022.[5] All shows will be hosted by Dragana Kosjerina and Jovan Radomir with backstage interviews conducted by Kristina Radenković and Stefan Popović.[6]

Competing entries

Artists and songwriters were able to submit their entries between 28 September 2021 and 1 December 2021. Artists were required to be Serb citizens and submit entries in one of the official languages of the Republic of Serbia, while songwriters of any nationality were allowed to submit songs.[7] At the closing of the deadline, 150 submissions were received.[8] A selection committee consisting of RTS music editors reviewed the submissions and selected thirty-six entries to proceed to the national final.[9] The selected competing entries were announced on 14 January 2022 and among the competing artists is Sara Jo, who represented Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 as part of the group Moje 3.[10][11]

On 19 January 2022, Stefan Zdravković (Princ od Vranje) announced his withdrawal from the national final due to conflicts with the songwriter of his song "Ljubi svog čoveka". The song will instead be performed by Tijana Dapčević, who represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, under an altered version titled "Ljubi, ljubi doveka".[12][13]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Aca Lukas "Oskar" (Оскар) Saša Nikolić, Mira Mijatović
Ana Stanić "Ljubav bez dodira" (Љубав без додира) Vojislav Dragović, Ana Stanić
Angellina [sr] "Origami" (Оригами) Ognjen Jovanov [sr], Marko Kon, Anđela "Angellina" Vujović [sr]
Bane Lalić [sr] and MVP "Tu gde je ljubav ne postoji mrak" (Ту где је љубав не постоји мрак) Bane Lalić [sr]
Biber [sr] "Dve godine i šes' dana" (Две године и шес' дана) Rastko Aksentijević, Momčilo Bajagić Bajaga
Bojana Mašković "Dama" (Дама) Dušan Krsmanović, Alen Duš
Boris Subotić "Vrati mi" (Врати ми) Boris Subotić
Dušan Svilar [sr] "Samo ne reci da voliš" (Само не реци да волиш) Rastko Aksentijević, Momčilo Bajagić Bajaga
Euterpa "Nedostaješ" (Недостајеш) Boris Krstajić, Vladimir Danilović
Gift "Haos" (Хаос) Gift, Jovan Matić
Goca Tržan "Fitilj" (Фитиљ) Dušan Bačić
Gramophonedzie[a] "Počinjem da ludim" (Почињем да лудим) Marko Milićević, Milana Popović
Igor Simić [sr] "To nisam ja" (То нисам ја) Darko Dimitrov, Vladimir Danilović
Ivana Vladović and Jovana Stanimirović "Prijaće ti" (Пријаће ти) Ivan Ilić, Nikola Bulatović
Ivona "Znam" (Знам) Ivona Pantelić
Jelena Pajić "Pogledi" (Погледи) Marijo Pajić, Đorđe Miljenović
Julija "Brzina" (Брзина) Nenad Ćeranić [sr]
Julijana Vincan "Istina i laži" (Истина и лажи) Linda Persson, Ylva Persson, Vildana Husibegović
Konstrakta "In corpore sano" Ana Đurić, Milovan Bošković
Lift "Drama" (Драма) Milan "SevdahBABY" Stanković [sr], Lift
Marija Mikić "Ljubav me inspiriše" (Љубав ме инспирише) Vuxa, Miladin Bogosavljević
Marija Mirković "Požuri, požuri" (Пожури, пожури) Marija Mirković, Alka Vuica
Marko Nikolić "Dođi da te volim" (Дођи да те волим) Marko Nikolić, Nada Bučević
Mia "Blanko" (Бланко) Aleksandra Milutinović
Naiva "Skidam" (Скидам) Zoran Babović Babonja, Jelena Živanović [sr]
Orkestar Aleksandra Sofronijevića "Anđele moj" (Анђеле мој) Aleksandar Sofronijević, Nikola Labović, Mirna Košanin
Rocher Etno Band "Hajde sad nek' svak' peva" (Хајде сад нек' свак' пева) Miodrag Klisarić
Sanja Bogosavljević "Priđi mi" (Приђи ми) Ilija Antović
Sara Jo "Muškarčina" (Мушкарчина) Slobodan Veljković
Srđan Lazić "Tražim te" (Тражим те) Srđan Lazić
Tijana Dapčević "Ljubi, ljubi doveka" (Љуби, љуби довека) Leontina Vukomanović
Vasco "Znaš li" (Знаш ли) Vasilije Čolan Vasco, Ivan Franović, Marko Kon, Anđela "Angellina" Vujović
VIS Limunada [sr] "Pesma ljubavi" (Песма љубави) Miodrag Ninić
Zejna Murkić [sr] "Nema te" (Нема те) Vlado Maraš, Sanja Perić
Zoe Kida "Bejbi" (Бејби) Ana Radonjić
Zorja "Zorja" (Зорја) Zorja Pajić, Lazar Pajić
Semi-finals

Two semi-finals will take place on 3 and 4 March 2022. In each semi-final eighteen songs will compete and the nine qualifiers for the final will be decided by a combination of votes from a jury panel and the Serbian public.

Semi-final 1 – 3 March 2022
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points
1 Sanja Bogosavljević "Priđi mi" TBD
2 VIS Limunada "Pesma ljubavi"
3 Zorja "Zorja"
4 Bojana Mašković "Dama"
5 Boris Subotić "Vrati mi"
6 Ivona "Znam"
7 Bane Lalić and MVP "Tu gde je ljubav ne postoji mrak"
8 Angellina "Origami"
9 Ana Stanić "Ljubav bez dodira"
10 Julija "Brzina"
11 Aca Lukas "Oskar"
12 Konstrakta "In corpore sano"
13 Igor Simić "To nisam ja"
14 Mia "Blanko"
15 Jelena Pajić "Pogledi"
16 Biber "Dve godine i šes' dana"
17 Marija Mikić "Ljubav me inspiriše"
18 Lift "Drama"
Semi-final 2 – 4 March 2022
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points
1 Srđan Lazić "Tražim te" TBD
2 Julijana Vincan "Istina i laži"
3 Marko Nikolić "Dođi da te volim"
4 Zoe Kida "Bejbi"
5 Orkestar Aleksandra Sofronijevića "Anđele moj"
6 Goca Tržan "Fitilj"
7 Euterpa "Nedostaješ"
8 Dušan Svilar "Samo ne reci da voliš"
9 Ivana Vladović and Jovana Stanimirović "Prijaće ti"
10 Gift "Haos"
11 Zejna Murkić "Nema te"
12 Sara Jo "Muškarčina"
13 Marija Mirković "Požuri, požuri"
14 Rocher Etno Band "Hajde sad nek' svak' peva"
15 Vasco "Znaš li"
16 Tijana Dapčević "Ljubi, ljubi doveka"
17 Gramophonedzie "Počinjem da ludim"
18 Naiva "Skidam"
Final

The final will take place on 5 March 2022 and will feature the eighteen qualifiers from the preceding two semi-finals. The winner will be decided by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury panel and the Serbian public.

At Eurovision

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Five" (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top ten countries from each semi-final progress to the final. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 25 January 2022, an allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals, as well as which half of the show they would perform in. Serbia has been placed into the second semi-final, to be held on 12 May 2022, and has been scheduled to perform in the first half of the show.[15]

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Vocals will be provided by Maat Bandy.[14]

References

  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (25 May 2021). "Serbia: Eurovision 2022 Participation Confirmed With Beovizija Returning as Selection". Eurovoix. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b Србија поново на „Песми Евровизије“. rts.rs (in Serbian). RTS. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Brace yourself: Hurricane storms into Eurovision 2021". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 17 December 2020.
  4. ^ Adams, William Lee (15 October 2021). "Serbia: Beovizija will NOT be used as Eurovision selection for 2022, RTS to hold own national final". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Serbia: 'Song for Eurovision '22' participants revealed 🇷🇸". eurovision.tv. 14 January 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Predstavljeni logo i redosled takmičara na festivalu "Pesma za Evroviziju '22"". rts.rs (in Serbian). RTS. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  7. ^ Farren, Neil (28 September 2021). "Serbia: Beovizija 2022 Submission Window Opens". Eurovoix. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Počele pripreme za Pesmu Evrovizije 2022, na konkurs RTS-a pristiglo 150 kompozicija". rts.rs (in Serbian). RTS. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  9. ^ EBU [@Eurovision] (13 January 2022). "Record-breaking list of 3️6 songs received! 🇷🇸" (Tweet). Retrieved 13 January 2022 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Rekordan broj kompozicija u izboru za Pesmu Evrovizije – Srbija bira u martu" [A record number of compositions in the selection for the Eurovision Song Contest - Serbia chooses in March]. rts.rs (in Serbian). RTS. 14 January 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ @SerbiaESC (27 January 2022). "Release date for all songs - February 8" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ Stevan (20 January 2022). Instagram story korisnika @princ_od_vranje (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 January 2022 – via YouTube. Što se tiče Beovizije, videćemo se ili sledeće ili neke druge godine. [As for Beovizija, I'll be seeing you next year or some other year.]
  13. ^ "Tijana Dapčević učestvuje na "Pesmi za Evroviziju 22"" [Tijana Dapčević participates in "Pesma za Evroviziju 22"]. rts.rs. RTS. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Reakcije sudionika srpskog predizbora". Eurosong.hr (in Croatian). 18 January 2022. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Eurovision 2022: Which Semi-Final is your country performing in? 🇮🇹". Eurovision.tv. EBU. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
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