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Watch now: Beovizija begins in Serbia with first semi-final!

by Eleanor Welsh 805 views

Tonight Serbia begin their search for their eleventh Eurovision participant, as the first semi-final in their national final, Beovizija, kicks off!

Earlier this year, the Serbian broadcaster, RTS, received 76 potential entries. A selection committee whittled these down to 24, who will compete over the coming days for the right to represent the Balkan state on the Eurovision stage.

Tonight’s show is the first of two semi-finals, where twelve songs will be performed, with 6 being voted through to the final by a 50-50 combination of jury and televote. Tomorrow the second semi-final will take place, and the final will take place on Sunday 3 March.

Tonight’s show

Tonight’s show will take place at RTS’s Studio 8, and will be hosted by Dragana Kosjerina and Ivan Mihailović. The acts which will perform tonight are:

  1. Funked UpZašto da se ne desi
  2. Aleksandra SekulićTugo
  3. OsvajačiVoda i plamen
  4. Dunja Vujadinović7
  5. Mr. DooDo 100
  6. Saška JanksDa li čuješ moj glas
  7. Ivan KurtićBela 
  8. Sofija PerićAritmija
  9. Extra NenaJoš ti čujem glas
  10. EleonoraSamo lagano
  11. Wonder Strings & Ivana VladovićMoja bol
  12. Nataša & UnaSamo bez straha

How to watch

The first semi-final of Beovizija 2019 starts at 21:00 CET and may be followed on:

Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia have competed eleven times as an independent country, winning their debut contest in 2007 with Marija Šerifović’s powerful Balkan ballad Molitva. Last year, Serbia were represented by Sanja Ilić & Balkanika with their song, Nova deca. They finished in 19th place with 113 points.

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