Serbia today announced that 11-year-old Darija Vračević will represent the Balkan nation at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwise-Silesia, Poland, on November 24, 2019.
With a song touching on current events named “Podigni Glas” (“Speak Up”), the internally selected Darija Vračević will be aiming to better Serbia’s 19th place finish at Junior Eurovision 2018, with Bojana Radovanović’s “Svet” having coming in second last and a record low for the nation.
Serbia’s Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) solicited entries until September 1, 2019, and an internal committee chose Vračević shortly thereafter.
Vračević’s record as a child performer in Serbia will have impressed the committee as despite her young age she has several musical theater credits to her name, and like Serbia’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2015, Lena Stamenković, she has been battle tested in the Serbian children’s talent show Pinkove Zvezdice.
“Podigni Glas,” written by Aleksandra Milutinović, Leontina Vukomanović, and Aleksandar Sablić, with lyrics by Darija Vračević, will be released by RTS shortly.
In Serbia’s prior ten attempts since their debut in 2006 (Serbia took 2011 – 2013 off), the nation’s best has been third place finishes in 2007 and 2010. 2007’s entrant, Nevena Bozovic, made it to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, after her first attempt as one-third of Moje 3 at Eurovision 2013 resulted in non-qualification.
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