With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest only 3 weeks away, we had the opportunity to talk with Petar Aničić from Serbia. He will be singing “Heartbeat” at the contest.
When discussing the message behind his competing song, Petar said:
Of course the message is love, and when you’re moving your world, you’re listening to your heartbeat.
In the lead up to the contest, Petar has listened to all the competing songs, and has even been in contact with the entrants from Ukraine, Germany, Malta, France, and Kazakhstan.
Watch our full interview with Petar here:
Thank you Petar for talking to us today, and good luck at the contest next month.
Who is Petar Aničić?
Fourteen-year-old Petar Aničić began his music career at the age of four, where he began composing his own music. He enrolled in the Mokranjac Junior Music School in Belgrade two years later and has since performed in numerous contests and concerts. He is the first male soloist in history to represent Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Alongside music, Petar enjoys history, languages, geography, and sports. He practices rowing, as well as playing the piano.
Petar was internally selected to represent his country at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest by RTS. He will sing “Heartbeat”, written by Leontina Vukomanović and Petar Aničić, and composed by Vladimir Graić and Nemanja Filipović.
Image source: RTS
Serbia made their debut in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as an independent country in 2006. They were represented by Neustrašivi učitelji stranih jezika on their debut with the song “Učimo strane jezike”, finishing 5th with 81 points. Serbia went on to compete annually until 2010, after which point RTS withdrew from the contest due to financial difficulties. Serbia returned to the contest in 2014 and has gone on to compete in the contest annually.