Serbian broadcaster RTS have released the final version of their song for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Representing Serbia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv is Nevena Božović and her song “Kruna”. This morning the version that she will sing in May was released, with enhancements to the backing track.
Nevena was chosen to represent her country after she won Beovizija 2019, Serbia’s national final show. Twelve artists took part in the show, which took place in early March, and the winner was decided by 50% jury voting and 50% public televote.
Who is Nevena Bozovic?
Nevena Bozovic represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest before, in 2013 as a part of Moje 3 which was the second non-qualification for Serbia, she also took part in Junior Eurovision 2007. The young singer has been very popular in Serbia ever since these Eurovision participations and attempted her chance once again as a soloist in this year’s Beovizija which she won. She will be Serbia’s 12th entrant at the competition.
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.