RTS the Serbian national broadcaster has revealed the names of the five members of their jury at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Serbia has revealed the five members of the nations jury at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus. Among the jury members was Jana Paunovič who represented Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 alongside Irina Brodić with the song “Ceo svet je naš”.
The Serbian jury awarded their 12 points to FYR Macedonia, with 10 points going to Poland and 8 to Ukraine. The entry that the Serbian jury ranked the lowest was Albania. The five jurors were:
- Vojislav Borisavljevic – Composer and Chairperson of the Serbian jury at Eurovision 2017
- Leontina Pat – Singer and songwriter
- Lejla Hot – Singer and musician
- Jana Paunovič – Represented Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017
- Mihailo Ronic
Serbia finished 19th in the show in Minsk, Belarus. Bojana Radovanović performed the song “Svet”, the song scored 30 points overall. Serbia’s scored its only jury points in the form of 2 points from FYR Macedonia, Serbia finished last in the online vote with 28 points.
Who is Bojana Radovanovic?
Thirteen-year-old Bojana Radovanović was born on 12th April 2005 in Belgrade, Serbia. The young singer is no stranger to competitions as she took part in Pinkove Zvezdice in 2017, where she reached the superfinal. Earlier this year she released her first single, “Dok ljubav ne osetiš”.
In September, it was announced that Bojana would represent her country in the upcoming contest in Minsk, following a call made by the broadcaster for artists and songs, which were then reviewed by a professional jury. The title of her Junior Eurovision song is “Svet”.
Serbia made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006. They were represented by Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika on their debut with the song “Učimo strane jezike”, finishing 5th with 81 points. Serbia went on to compete annually until 2010, after which point RTS withdrew from the contest due to financial difficulties. Serbia returned to the contest in 2014 and has gone on to compete in the contest annually.