The names of the hosts of Beovizija 2020, Serbia’s national selection for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, have been revealed.
RTS, the Serbian broadcaster, has revealed the names of the four hosts of Beovizija 2020. Popular Serbian hosts Dragana Kosjerina and Kristina Radenkovic will be joined by international hosts of Serbian descent – Swedish Jovan Radomir and Australian Stefan Popovic.
Whilst Dragana and Kristina are popular hosts in Serbia, Jovan and Stefan are relatively unknown, yet popular in their home countries. Jovan Radomir works as a presenter, producer and reporter for SVT. He has interviewed an array of internationally-acclaimed artists such as U2, Celine Dion, Madonna, Enrique Iglesias and Eminem. He is also well-known to Eurovision fans as Sweden’s frequent head-juror at the contest and as a commentator. He has also delivered Sweden’s points twice, in 2004 and 2006.
Stefan Popovic is an Australian actor, journalist, and TV and radio presenter. He has interviewed such stars as Hugh Jackman, Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue, and also works as a presenter for Seven, Melbourne Victory FC and the Tattslotto draws.
This year’s Beovizija will take place from 28th February to 1st March, with two semi-finals and a grand final. Twenty-four songs will compete to represent Serbia in Rotterdam. They 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)
Last year Serbia were represented by Nevena Bozovic with the song “Kruna”. They finished in 18th place 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”.