Serbia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. The Serbian entry was selected their entry through Beosong 2013, a national final format consisting of a semi-final and a final, organised by the Serbian broadcaster Radio-televizija Srbije (RTS). Moje 3 represented Serbia with the song « Ljubav je svuda« , which failed to qualify from the first semi-final of the contest, placing 11th and scoring 46 points.
On 28 November 2012, RTS announced that they would organize an open competition called Beosong that would consist of a semi-final, containing a maximum of 15 songs, and a final where the top five entries from the semi-final would compete for victory. The submission period opened on 1 December 2012 and was scheduled to close on 20 January 2013, however, an extension of one day was granted since the deadline coincided with a weekend. On 29 January, RTS announced that it had received 171 songs during the submission period and that a selection committee composed of music professionals would select the 15 competing entries. On 31 January, 15 songs were selected to compete in the semi-final round. The jury that selected the entries consisted of:
- Biljana Krstić (musical editor in Radio Belgrade)
- Momčilo Bajagić (musician and composer)
- Vladimir Maričić (composer and pianist)
- Dragoslav Stanisavljević (editor in chief for jazz section in RTS musical production)
- Dobroslav Predić (editor in musical section of RTS)
On 6 February, the performers for the 15 songs were confirmed.
The semi-final of Beosong 2013 was held on 2 March at RTS studio in Belgrade, hosted by television presenter Maja Nikolić with backstage interviews conducted by Gorica Nešović and Dragan Ilić. The running order for the semi-final was drawn on 18 February 2013 at RTS studios. SMS voting (up to 5 votes per phone number) exclusively decided the five finalists which proceeded to the final. Saška Janković, SKY’s, Dušan Svilar, Marija Mihajlović and Moje 3 qualified to the final.
|Music & lyrics (m & l)||SMS vote||Place|
|1||Moje 3||« Ljubav je svuda » (Love is Everywhere)||Saša Milošević Mare (m), Marina Tucaković (l)||10,994||1|
|2||Igor Terzija||« Moja svetlosti » (My Light)||Aleksandar Filipović (m), Rastko Savić (l)||578||15|
|3||Maja Nikolić||« Blagoslov » (Blessing)||Marc Paelinck (m), Maja Nikolić (l)||769||11|
|4||Kal||« Kadifa usne » (Velvet Lips)||Dragan Ristić (m), Dušica Milanović – Marika (l)||1,553||7|
|5||Nenad Milosavljević||« Ruža od baruta » (Rose of Gunpowder)||Nenad Milosavljević (m/l), Vladimir Dulović (l)||1,495||8|
|6||Saška Janković||« Duga u tvojim očima » (Rainbow in Your Eyes)||Slobodan Boban Petrović (m/l)||3,628||3|
|7||Dušan Zrnić||« Što prolazim » (The Things I’m Going Through)||Ana Bojić Mrđen (m/l)||590||14|
|8||Maja Odžaklijevska||« Anđeo s neba » (Angel From Heaven)||Nikola Burovac (m), Sonja Buljan (l)||616||13|
|9||Dušan Svilar||« Spas » (Salvation)||Marko Đurašević Mahoni (m), Rastko Savić (l)||7,518||2|
|10||SKY’s||« Magija » (Magic)||Sky Wikluh (m/l)||1,995||4|
|11||Ksenija Kočetova||« Svetla pale se za nas » (The Lights Are Lit For Us)||Maksim Kočetov (m), Ksenija Kočetova (l), Toni Malbašić (l)||618||12|
|12||Marija Mihajlović||« Halo » (Hello)||Nikola Čuturilo (m/l)||1,691||5|
|13||Aleksandra Dabić||« Savršen kraj » (The Perfect Ending)||Dobrivoje Marić – Čarli (m/l)||1,614||6|
|14||Kristina Savić||« Za tebe živim » (I Live For You)||Vojkan Borisavljević (m), Vladan Savić (l)||894||9|
|15||Žarko Stepanov||« Tren » (Moment)||Ivan Ilić (m/l)||894||9|
The final of Beosong 2013 was held on 3 March at RTS studio in Belgrade, hosted by television presenter Maja Nikolić with backstage interviews conducted by Gorica Nešović and Dragan Ilić. The five finalists from the semi-final competed with SMS voting (up to 5 votes per phone number) exclusively deciding the results.Moje 3 and the song « Ljubav je svuda » was the winner.
|Music & lyrics (m & l)||SMS vote||Place|
|1||Saška Janković||« Duga u tvojim očima » (Rainbow in Your Eyes)||Slobodan Boban Petrović (m/l)||6,471||3|
|2||SKY’s||« Magija » (Magic)||Sky Wikluh (m/l)||3,403||5|
|3||Dušan Svilar||« Spas » (Salvation)||Marko Đurašević Mahoni (m), Rastko Savić (l)||20,298||2|
|4||Marija Mihajlović||« Halo » (Hello)||Nikola Čuturilo (m/l)||5,013||4|
|5||Moje 3||« Ljubav je svuda » (Love is Everywhere)||Saša Milošević Mare (m), Marina Tucaković (l)||25,959||1|
Serbia was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May. In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Serbia would close the semi-final and perform 16th, following Belgium. On stage, Moje 3 was joined by three backing vocalists: Dunja Vujadinović, Jelena Mitić and Ksenija Miloševic.
Points awarded to Serbia
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Points awarded by Serbia
Points awarded in the first semi-final:
Points awarded in the final:
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