Serbie 2013

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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.[1][2][3]

Beosong

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.[4] 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.[4][5] 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.[6] On 31 January, 15 songs were selected to compete in the semi-final round.[7] The jury that selected the entries consisted of:[7]

  • 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.[8]

Semi-final

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.[9] The running order for the semi-final was drawn on 18 February 2013 at RTS studios.[10] SMS voting (up to 5 votes per phone number) exclusively decided the five finalists which proceeded to the final.[9] Saška Janković, SKY’s, Dušan Svilar, Marija Mihajlović and Moje 3 qualified to the final.[11]

Semi-final – 2 March 2013
Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
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

Final

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.[9] The five finalists from the semi-final competed with SMS voting (up to 5 votes per phone number) exclusively deciding the results.[9]Moje 3 and the song « Ljubav je svuda » was the winner.[2]

Final – 3 March 2013
Draw Artist Song
(English translation)
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

At Eurovision

Moje 3 at the first dress rehearsal in Malmö

Serbia was allocated to compete in the first semi-final on 14 May for a place in the final on 18 May.[12] In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Serbia would close the semi-final and perform 16th, following Belgium.[13] On stage, Moje 3 was joined by three backing vocalists: Dunja Vujadinović, Jelena Mitić and Ksenija Miloševic.[14]

Serbia failed to qualify from the first semi-final of the competition, placing 11th and scoring 46 points.[1][3]

Points awarded to Serbia

Points awarded to Serbia (Semi-final 1)[3]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Serbia

References

  1. ^ a b Leon, Jakov (14 May 2013). « We have our first ten finalists! ». Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Brey, Marco (3 March 2013). « Moje 3 to represent Serbia! ». Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ a b c d « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Semi-Final (1) ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Webb, Glen (28 November 2012). « Serbian entry to be chosen in Beosong 2013 ». Eurovision.tv. 
  5. ^ Конкурс за српску композицију продужен за један дан (in Serbian). RTS. 16 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Webb, Glen (29 January 2013). « Serbia: 171 songs submitted for Beosong 2013 ». Eurovision.tv. 
  7. ^ a b Webb, Glen (31 January 2013). « Serbia: RTS reveals the 15 semi finalists ». Eurovision.tv. 
  8. ^ « Spisak izvođača i autora na „Beosongu 2013« «  (in Serbian). RTS. 6 February 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d « Towards « Beosong 2013« « . RTS. 1 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Juhász, Ervin (18 February 2013). « Serbia: Running order drawn today ». ESCXtra. 
  11. ^ Brey, Marco (2 March 2013). « Serbia: Five qualifiers for tomorrow’s final ». Eurovision.tv. 
  12. ^ Siim, Jarmo (17 January 2013). « Draw results: Who’s in which Semi-Final? ». Eurovision.tv. 
  13. ^ Siim, Jarmo (28 March 2013). « Eurovision 2013: Semi-Final running order revealed ». Eurovision.tv. 
  14. ^ Brey, Marco (7 May 2013). « Stunning colourful dresses for Serbia’s Moje 3 ». Eurovision.tv. 
  15. ^ « Eurovision Song Contest 2013 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.