Nevena Božović has been crowned the winner of Beovizija 2019 and will represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Nevena Božović will represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Kruna”. Twelve artists took to the stage this evening in Belgrade, all hoping to represent Serbia in Tel Aviv. Six singers from each semi-final qualified for the final, they were selected by 50% jury voting and 50% public televote.
The results of the show were as follows (jury + public vote):
- Saška Janks – Da li čuješ moj glas – 16 points (6 +10) 3rd
- Majdan – Budim te – 8 points (3 + 5) 7th
- Sofija Perić – Aritmija – 5 points (4 +1) 9th
- Dženan Lončarević – Nema suza – 17 points (10 + 7) 2nd
- Wonder Strings & Ivana Vladović – Moja bol – 13 points (5 + 8) 5th
- Jana Šušteršić – Viktorija – 3 points (0 + 3) 10th
- Lord – Radnički sin – 8 points (2 +6) 8th
- Nevena Božović – Kruna – 20 points (8 + 12) 1st
- Ana Popović – Lutaš – 0 points (0 + 0) 12th
- Ivan Kurtić – Bela – 11 points (7 +4) 6th
- Nataša & Una – Samo bez straha – 14 points (12 + 2) 4th
- Aleksandra Sekulić – Tugo – 1 point (1 + 0) 11th
Nevena Božović previously represented Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 as part of Moje 3. She was the first former Junior Eurovision participant to take part in the adult contest.
The winner of Beovizija was determined in the same method as the Eurovision Song Contest – a jury made up of music experts determined 50% of the results, while the Serbian public will be able to vote for their favourite.
This evening show was hosted by Dragana Kosjerina, Ivan Mihailović, Nebojša Milovanović and Ana Babić.
This is the second consecutive year that Serbia have opted for a National Final as Beovizija returned last year for the first time since 2009.
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 its semi-final in Kyiv.