RTS has revealed that over 100 songs have been submitted so far to compete in Beovizija 2022.
Olivera Kovačević has revealed that over 100 songs have already been submitted into the Serbian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Speaking on Dnevnik Ms. Kovačević encourages performers to continue to submit their songs into Beovizija so that they can choose the best quality entries for the contest next year. She added:
The most important thing is to have a good song and for a representative to go who can sing that song well. You already know how strict the jury is because the jury is always our biggest problem, and how they will evaluate not only the performance but above all the vocal potential of the performers.
Once the submissions window closes on December 1 a jury will select the songs that will progress to the live shows. The jury will be formed of representatives of the RTS music editors, Radio Beograd, PGP RTS records, and RTS channels. RTS is aiming for 30 songs to compete in the selection however this may be higher or lower depending on the quality of songs received.
RTS is currently aiming to hold Beovizija at the RTS studios in late February, however, if COVID-19 prevents this a jury will determine the Serbian representative.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: RTS
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”.