Serbia will be back in the Eurovision Song Contest this year after a year’s absence from the competition. RTS has revealed names of the 3 candidates and the dates for the 2015 Serbian Eurovision national selection have been revealed today.
The 2015 Serbian national selection will consist of 2 shows scheduled to be aired on RTS on 14 and 15 February respectively. The first show on Saturday 14 February will be a presentation show where the composer of the 2015 Eurovision Serbian entry Vladimir Graic will officially present the 3 competing acts to the Serbian audience and a teaser of the songs will be revealed. On Sunday 15 February the 2015 Serbian national final is scheduled to be held in Belgrade.
During the national final each act will perform his/her own respective song. The 2015 Serbian entry will be selected via a 50/50 televoting- jury deliberation.
A total of 3 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Vienna on Sunday 15 February:
- Bojana Stamenov
- Danica Krstic
- Aleksa Jelić
The Story so far…
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.
Danica Krstic was selected to compete in the grand final via a public selection on 14 December. Whilst the composer has chosen the other 2 acts for the final: Bojana Stanemov, Aleksa Jelic.
Aleksa Jelić is a well known Serbian singer. He will be well known to Eurovision fans as he competed in the Serbian national final- Beovizija twice; in 2007 with his entry Beli grad achieving a 7th place and in 2008 in duet with Ana Stajdohar and their entry Beli jablan, achieving a 2nd place behind Jelena Tomasevic.
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.