Serbia: Beovizija details and snippets online

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The final details for this year's Serbian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest have been announced during a press conference held by RTS in Belgrade. Beovizija, to be held on 7th and 8th March will see a host of Eurostars past and present as special guests. Snippets of all twenty entries are now available to listen to online.

Beovizija, the Serbian preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in two phases, just like every year, on 7th and 8th of March. It will be hosted by Jovana Jankovic, co hostess of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, together with Sloboda Mi�alovi�-�etkovi� and actor Ivan Boslji�i�. Regina from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quartissimo from Slovenia, Andrea Demirovic from Montenegro and the winners of Dora and Skopjefest 2009 will be performing during the interval act. Also present to premiere their Song for peace, which was penned by Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, will be Jelena Tomasevic, Boaz Mauda and Sirusho. The running order for the semi final will be decided on 25th February during the Belgrade Chronicles on RTS1.

The twenty participating songs in this year's edition of Beovizija will be presented little by little starting on the 23rd February on RTS. Two songs will be previewed twice a day in the "Morning program" at 8.40 CET and again in the evening after Prison Break at 00.10 CET. Currently, thirty second snippets of all the songs (apart from one at the moment of publication) are available online here. Enter each entry and press "preslusaj"

This year, RTS are offering the top three winners of Beovizija money prizes of 3.000, 2.000 and 1.000 euros respectively.

Very special thanks to Katarina and Djordje for the information.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

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