RTS, the Serbian national broadcaster has confirmed its participation at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna after its initial annoucement earlier this month that it had submitted a preliminary application for participation at the contest. Hence Serbia will be back to contest after a year’s absence!
RTS has also revealed that it will select its Eurovision entry and act via a national final. Well known Serbian composer Vladmir Graic (the man behind the 2007 Serbian Eurovision winning entry Molitva), has been commissioned by RTS to present a total of 3 entries for the Serbian national final. The Serbian public will then deliberate which out of the 3 entries will represent Serbia in Vienna.
The broadcaster is yet to determine the method and mechanism it will use to select the competing artists for the national final. More details will be released in due course.
The last time we saw Serbia on Eurovision stage was in 2013 when Moje 3 represented Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo. Serbia withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 due to financial reasons.
In 2013 Serbia opted for a national final in order to select its Eurovision entry and act. Moje 3 won the golden ticket to Malmo with their entry
Ljubav Je Svuda. The all girl trio failed to qualify to the grand final despite an energetic fun loving performance.
Serbia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 when Marija Serifovic triumphed with Molitva in Helsinki and brought the Eurovision trophy on Serbian soil for the very first time. In 2008 Serbia successfully hosted the event on homeground, in Belgrade.