Introducing 2013: Serbia

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Thirty-nine countries are competing with the aim to lift the trophy in Malmö. The second country to be introduced is Serbia. The country debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent country in 2007 and won that edition. This year Moje 3 will fly the Serbian flag in Sweden.

Basic information

Performers: Moje 3
Song: Ljubav je svuda
Language: Serbian
Music: Saša Milošević Mare
Lyrics: Marina Tucakovic

The song

Ljubav je svuda is pop song about love which is everywhere. In the song the girls appeal to the person who got hurt through love to keep strong.

Ljubav, ljubav ne postoji, kažu
lažu, nemoj da se bojiš, kad on je tu
ljubav za život ceo i posle još
sa njim znaj biće to

Pitaću te ja za godinu dana
kad te prevari na hiljadu strana
srce tvoje je tad ribama hrana znaj

Ja k’o da sam luda, malo hoću, malo neću
da verujem jer ne znam da l’ smem
Da ljubav je svuda, malo volim, malo ne volim
probala bih svašta sa njim.

The performers

Moje 3 is a girl group from Serbia composed of three members, Mirna Radulović, Nevena Božović, and Sara Jovanović. All three were the finalist of the the second season of Prvi glas Srbije, a Serbian music talent show similar to The Voice. Soon after the end of the show they formed the group and applied for the Eurovision Song Contest. Nevena is the first ever singer to enter both Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and the Eurovision Song Contest. She represented Serbia in the 2007 Junior Eurovision.

The songwriters

Saša Milošević Mare composed this year’s Serbian entry. Together with Vladimir Graić he wrote the only Serbian winning entry to date in the Eurovision Song Contest in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, Molitva by Marija Serifovic. The lyrics of the song Ljubav je svuda are penned by Marina Tucakovic. Tucakovic is a well known Serbian songwriter who has composed several hit albums in former Yugoslavia. She has written the lyrics of the Serbian entry in 2010 with Milan Stankovic in 2012 (with Milos Roganovic for Zeljko Joksimovic). Piet Veerman (former member of the popular Dutch band The Cats) had a number one hit in The Netherlands with the single Sailin’ home, which was a translation of one Tucakovic’s songs. Roganovic collaborated with a number of Serbian artists. Roganovic also wrote songs for the Croatian pop star Ana Bebic.

The national selection

Moje 3 got selected through a national festival better known as Beosong. In the final five acts competed and the girl band won the right to represent the Balkan country.

Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia entered the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent country in 2007 and managed to win on its debut with Molitva. In 2008, Oro finished sixth on home soil. In 2009, the country was eliminated in the semi-final for the first and only time to date. Last year the country received a respectable third place in Baku. Other entries submitted by the Serbian broadcaster took part under the flags of Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro in the years 1974, 1982, 1991, 1992 and 2004.

Statistics

This will be Serbia’s seventh entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time a trio girl group will represent the country. All entries were performed in Serbian and this year Moje 3 will present their song in the native language. Serbia will compete in the first semi-final on 14 May.

Serbian vote in Eurovision

Serbia has given its most points to Bosnia & Herzegovina. If one includes the semi-final points, Serbia received the most points from Croatia.

The betting odds

According to oddschecker.com, Serbia is currently standing at number 19 to win the Eurovision Song Contest, while the country is the fourth favourite to qualify from semi-final one.

                       Srbiji i Moje 3 zelimo svu srecu i dobar rezultat u Malmö!

Videos

Preview clip

Moje 3 u emisiji Tacno 9

Pisi mi – Nevena Božović (Junior Eurovision 2007)

Tomorrow another country will be introduced (hint – unusual to be free)

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