Serbian broadcaster RTS has revealed the team that will join Nevena on the Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv, as well as an acoustic version of her competing entry.
In just over a month, the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in host country Israel. Prior to this, RTS has revealed that four singers will join Nevena on stage to sing their entry “Kruna”. The Serbian team all have previous experience on the Eurovision stage, and include:
- Ivana Vladovic – Backing singer for Knez at Eurovision 2015, and for Vanja Radovanovic in 2018
- Olga Popovic – Backing singer for Zeljko Joksimovic at Eurovision 2012
- Dusan Alagic – Backing singer for Zeljko Joksimovic at Eurovision 2012, music producer of two Serbian Junior Eurovision entries, and songwriter of their 2017 Eurovision entry “In Too Deep”
- Mladen Lukic – Represented Serbia at the 2018 contest in Lisbon as part of Sanja Ilic & Balkanika
The broadcaster has also revealed an acoustic version of “Kruna”, and announced that an official music video of her entry will be released soon, alongside an English version with a symphony orchestra.
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.