Ekstra Nena
Ekstra Nena

Broadcaster RTS has named the acts in the running to represent Serbia at May's Eurovision Song Contest.

The road to Beovizija 2019 has been far from straightforward. The submission deadline was extended due to lukewarm interest. It eventually resulted in 76 entries. After accusations of foul play in 2018, organisers assigned each song a unique secret code. The identity of the writers and performers was only revealed after judges agreed on a 24-strong shortlist.

Twelve songs compete in two semi finals on 27 and 28 February. Six from each make the final on 3 March. Once again, voting is split equally between viewers and 'music experts'.

Taking part

Ivana Vladović i Vonder strings - Moja bol
(Written by: Aleksandra Milutinović)

Snežana Berić - Ekstra Nena  - Još ti čujem glas
(Written by: Ivan Akulov, Milena Ludajić and Snežana Berić)

Sanja Rio  - Ljubimo se
(Written by: Muki Dumonjić)

Nataša i Una - Slobodna
(Written by: Predrag Vukčević, Marko Stojanović Luis, Petar Zorkić, Nataša Guberinić, Una Senić and Nemanja Kostić)

Jana Šušteršić - Viktorija
(Written by: Vladimir Graić and Željko Hubač)

Saška Janks - Da li čuješ moj glas
(Written by: Saška Janković and Marko Nikolić)

Dženan Lončarević - Nema suza
(Written by: Željko Vasić and Dragan Čolaković)

Fankd Ap - Zašto da se ne desi
(Written by: Vojin Vilotijević)

Goga Stanić - Ti znaš da ne znaš me
(Written by: Ilva Person, Linda Person, Dimitri Strasos, Vladimir Marković Luni, Marko J. Kon and Ognjen Amidžić)

Majdan - Budim te
(Written by: Nemanja Erić and Marija Vagner)

Sofija Perić - Aritmija
(Written by: Vladimir Graić and Snežana Vukomanović)

Ana Popović - Lutaš
(Written by: Sofija Milutinović)

Aleksandra Sekulić - Tugo
(Written by: Ana Sekulić)

Osvajači - Vatra i plamen
(Written by: Nebojša Jakovljević and Zvonko Pantović)

Džipsikord - Boje
(Written by: Džipsikord and Sanja Krstić i Milena Ludajić)

Dunja Vujadinović  - 7
(Written by: Boris Krstajić and Ljiljana Jorgovanović)

Eleonora - Samo lagano
(Written by: Eleonora Lav Jovanović)

Lord - Radnički sin
(Written by: Vladimir Preradović)

Tina i Lola Amvon - Tvoje oči
(Written by: Tina Amvon and Olgica Lola Amvon)

MR DOO - Do 100
(Written by: Sanja Ilić i Mr Doo and Leontina Vukomanović)

Ivan Kurtić - Bella - Bela
(Written by: Goran Ratković Rale and Radenko Mitrović)

Nevena Božović - Kruna
(Written by: Nevena Božović)

Lana i Aldo - Pogledaj u nebo
(Written by: Lana Toković)

Tamara Milanović - Reči nisu dovoljne
(Written by: Marsel Sprunkel and Gavrilo Milovanović)

History

Serbia has taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest 11 times since making its debut in 2007. The country previously participated as part of Yugoslavia and as Serbia and Montenegro.

Serbia won the contest on its debut as an independent country in 2007, with Marija Šerifović and the song "Molitva".

The country's only other top five result is Željko Joksimović's third place in 2012. Serbia's other top ten results are Jelena Tomašević's 2008 sixth-place and Bojana Stamenov's tenth place in 2015.