The seventeen artists that will participate in Beovizija 2018 have been revealed.
Serbian broadcaster RTS have revealed the names of the seventeen artists who will take part in Beovizija 2018 in February. The selection committee had chosen these 17 artists from the total 75 submissions, without knowing the names of the participants to judge purely on the song. The date for Beovizija hasn’t yet been announced, but it will be held in the second half of February in the Sava Centar.
The 17 competing artists are:
- Ivan Kurtić – “Neither Sun, Nor Moon” (Ni sunca, ni meseca)
- Rambo Amadeus and Beti Đorđević – “You’re Gone” (Нема те)
- Boris Režak – Fairy (Vila)
- Danijel Pavlović – “The Rose of Destiny” (Ruža sudbine)
- Sanja Ilić and Balkanika – “Our Children” (Naša deca)
- Srđan Marijanović – “If Only I knew” (Bar da znam)
- Osmi Vazduh and Friends – “Wake Up” (Probudi se)
- Dušan Svilar – “Under the Locust Tree” (Pod krošnjom bagrema)
- Saška Janković – “Song for You” (Pesma za tebe)
- Biber and DJ Niko Bravo – “This Morning(Wedding Guests)” (Jutros (Svatovi))
- Koktel Balkan – “Because” (Zato)
- BASS – “Tired” (Umoran)
- Lana and Aldo – “The Strongest of All” (Jača sam od svih)
- SevdahBABY – “Let’s Dance Now” (Hajde da igramo sada)
- Maja Nikolić – “Wonderland” (Zemlja čuda)
- Lord – “Just Let It Turn” (Samo nek se okreće)
- Igor Lazarević – “Get Away From Me” (Beži od mene)
Eurovision fans may remember Rambo Amadeus, as he represented Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2012.
The winner of the national final will be decided by a mix of a jury and audience vote.
Serbia have competed as an independent nation in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2007, and have seen great success in the competition. Their first entry in 2007, Marija Šerifović’S “Molitva”, won the contest in Helsinki with 268 points, making Serbia’s debut one of the most successful in Eurovision history. From then up to their year’s break in 2014, Serbia finished in the top 10 a further two times, including a 3rd place finish in 2012 with Željko Joksimović’s “Nije ljubav stvar”. They have only failed to qualify for the final on three occasions, the most recent being in 2017 when Tijana Bogićević’s entry “In Too Deep” finished in 11th place in it’s semi-final in Kyiv.