This afternoon Serbian broadcaster RTS released the official list of 32 artists competing in their Eurovision national selection Pesma za Evroviziju 2023. A total of 200 entries were received through an open submission process, with the 32 finalists being selected by a committee of music editors appointed by RTS.

Eurovision fans will be quick to notice that Eurovision alumni Tijana Dapčević (North Macedonia, 2014) will be returning to the selection after her participation in 2022. Hurricane will also be returning to the national selection, but with a different roster of singers than the ones who competed in the 2020 selection and at Eurovision 2021.

The full roster of artists and song titles are as follows:

  • Adem Mehmedović – Osmeh
  • Aleksandar Simić i Nenad Osmanović – Viva la vida
  • Angellina – Lanac
  • Boris Subotić – Nedostupan
  • CHEGI & Braća Bluz Bend – Svadba ili kavga
  • Doris Milošević – Tišina
  • Drai – Loše procene
  • Dzipsii – Greh
  • Eegor – Starac dana
  • Emphaty Soul Project – Indigo
  • Filarri – Posle mene
  • Filip Baloš – Novi plan drugi san
  • Filip Žmaher – Čujemo se sutra
  • Frajle – Neka, neka
  • Gift – Liberta
  • Hercenšlus – Vremenska zona
  • Hurricane – Zumi zimi zami
  • Igor Stanojević – Iza duge
  • Igor Vins i Bane Lalić – Zato što volim
  • Ivona – U noćima
  • Jovana Tomašević – Kao grom iz vedra neba
  • Luke Black – Samo mi se spava
  • Mattia Zanatta – Novi svet
  • Milan Bujaković, Zoran Todorović & Sanja Anastasija – Fenomen
  • Nađa – Moj prvi ožiljak na duši
  • Nađa Terzić – Devojka tvog dečka
  • Petar Pupić – Ako shvatim
  • Savo Perović – Presidente
  • Stefan Maljković Shy – Od jastuka do jastuka
  • Stefan Zdravković – Cvet sa Istoka
  • Tijana Dapčević – Kad smo sami
  • Zejna – Rumba

The semi-finals for Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 will be broadcast on March 1st and 2nd on RTS 1, with the Grand Final being held on March 4th. Last year’s selection utilized a 50% jury and 50% public SMS voting to decide the semi-final qualifiers and the eventual winner of the national selection. Additional information including the official release of participating entries is expected to follow in the coming weeks.

Serbia placed 5th at Eurovision 2022 with Konstrakta’s “In Corpore Sano”, scoring a total of 312 points. The country has qualified for the grand final a total of 11 times since their 2007 debut, where Marija Šerifović ultimately won the contest with 298 points.

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Source: RTS

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