Beovizija 2020 is set to begin at the end of February, with the final taking place on March 1st.
Serbian broadcaster RTS has revealed that their Eurovision selection show Beovizija 2020 will take place at the end of February. The competition will consist of two semi-finals on 28th and 29th February, and a Final, taking place on March 1st. The competing songs will be released on February 6th.
The twenty four competing artists are:
- Igor Simić – Ples za rastanak (Parting Dance)
- Sanja Bogosavljević – Ne puštam (I Won’t Let Go)
- Rocher etno bend – Samo ti umeš to (Only You Can Do It)
- Neda Ukraden – Bomba (The Bomb)
- Marko Marković – Kolači (Cookies)
- EJO – Trag (The Mark)
- Karizma – Ona me zna (She Knows Me)
- Andrija Jo – Uvek (Always)
- Naiva – Baš baš (Really, Really)
- Bojana Mašković – Kao Music (Like Music)
- Ivana Jordan – Vila (Fairy)
- Bane Mojićević – Svet sa Prokletija (The World From Prokletije)
- Ivan Kurtić ft. Geapsy Train – Sabajle (At Dawn)
- Hurricane – Hasta La Vista
- Milan Bujaković feat. Olivera Popović – Niti (Threads)
- Nenad Ćeranić – Veruj u sebe (Believe in Yourself)
- Bora Dugić i Balkubano – Svadba velika (Big Wedding)
- Ana Milenković – Tajna (Secret)
- Srđan Lazić – Duša i telo (Body and Soul)
- Lazar Živanović – Puklo je nebo (The Sky Parted)
- Milica Mišić – Kiša (Rain)
- Thea Devy – Sudnji dan (Judgement Day)
- Biljana Đurđević – Raj (Heaven)
- Aleksa Vučković – Samo mi kaži (Just Tell Me)
The 2020 edition of Beovizija will mark the third year in a row that the format has been used to select the Serbian representative since its return to screens in 2018. Previously RTS had used a mix of internal selections and televised selection formats.
In 2019 Serbia was represented by Nevena Bozovic and her song “Kruna”. She went on to place 18th in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv.
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”.