Serbian broadcaster RTS has announced that submissions for Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 are – the country’s national selection, is now open. The rules, which are similar to last years selection, are posted on the RTS website, along with the application. Submissions will be accepted through November 15th.
Songs will be selected by a committee of RTS music editors, and will be chosen based on musical, interpretive, and artistic quality of the compositions. RTS reserves the right to to proceed with an internal selection should none of the submissions meet the requirements, though this may not be an issue given that by October 8th, 2021, over 100 songs had been submitted to RTS for the 2022 selection. The winner of Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 will be determined by a combined 50/50 jury and pubic televote.
Serbia placed 5th in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with Konstrakta’s avante garde perfomance of In Corpore Sano, breaking Serbia’s record for most points received at the contest with 312 points. The previous record was set in 2007, the country’s debut year, by Marija Šerifović with the song Molitova, which won the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest with 298 points.
Serbia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent nation 14 times, qualifying 11 times and placing in the top 10 five times.
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