The last week has brought us many new songs and representatives for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, as the deadline quickly approaches. Last weekend saw Nevena Bozovic crowned the winner of Beovizija 2019 with the song “Kruna” (which means “Crown” in English), and therefore she will represent Serbia at Eurovision.
The Serbian national selection show, Beovizija 2019, took place at Studio 8 of RTS in Belgrade. It consisted of two Semi-Finals which were held on 27 February and 28 February, with the Final taking place on 3 March 2019. The hosts of the shows were Dragana Kosjerina, Ivan Mihailovic, Nebojsa Milovanovic, and Ana Babic. The voting was decided via a 50/50 split of jury votes and televotes.
Coming out on top was the jury vote’s favourite act, Nevena Bozovic with “Kruna” who came first in the jury vote gaining 12 points, and third in the televote gaining 8 points. Second place went to Dzenan Loncarevic with “Nema Suza” who came fourth in the jury vote gaining 7 points, and second in the televote gaining 10 points. Third place went to Sashka Janx with “Da li cujes moj glas” who came second in the jury vote gaining 10 points, and fifth in the televote gaining 6 points. Fourth place went to the televote favourite Natasa & Una with “Samo bez straha” who won the televote by a total landslide gaining almost double the amount of votes as second place but still only received 12 points whilst they came ninth in the jury vote gaining a measly 2 points.
This isn’t the first time Nevena Bozovic will be off to Eurovision to represent Serbia, she previously won Beosong 2013 as one-third of the group Moje 3 with the song “Ljubav je svuda”. They failed to make it through to the Grand Final, and now Nevena Bozovic is back with a vengeance and to prove that she deserves to make the Grand Final, at least, and we no doubt that she will with this incredible song, “Kruna”.
In addition to her ESC experience from 2013, she also represented Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song “Pisi mi”, where she placed third.
Watch Nevena Bozovic Perform Her Eurovision Song “Kruna” On Beovizija 2019 Here:
Powerful, emotional, and amazing, Nevena Bozovic is totally one of our favourites from this year as she nails this passionate ballad. “Kruna” is going to be stunning on the stage in Tel Aviv, on the condition that they get the staging just right – we all know how important that can be.
Serbia has only ever won the contest once, back in 2007 – which was also their debut – with Marija Serifovic who sang “Molitva”. It’s clear that they are after another win, but it sure is another competitive year. Can Nevena Bozovic hit it out of the park for the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final? We’ll have to wait for May, to find out.
Announced acts so far are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino, Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands, Tamara Todevska for North Macedonia, Michela Pace for Malta, Bilal Hassani for France, Lake Malawi for the Czech Republic, PÆNDA for Austria, Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman for Finland. Michael Rice for the United Kingdom, Sergey Lazarev for Russia, Mahmood for Italy, Kate Miller-Heidke for Australia, D-Moll for Montenegro, Kobi Marimi for Israel, Joci Pápai for Hungary, Jurijus for Lithuania, Leonora for Denmark, S!sters for Germany, Ester Peony for Romania, Victor Crone for Estonia, Roko for Croatia, Carousel for Latvia, Tulia for Poland, Hatari for Iceland and KEiiNO for Norway. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming months.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 42 countries will compete in the contest.