Serbia will no longer be attending the Eurovision Spain PreParty 2019, due to Nevena Božović’s wedding taking place that weekend.
The delegation who had previously stated that they would appear at the event to organisers in December, has now withdrawn from appearing at the event. The Serbian delegation has informed the shows organisers that Nevena Božović is unable to attend the show. The singer will be getting married in Serbia on the weekend of the event.
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.
Source: Eurovision Spain
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.
Update – 20:20 CET