Following this week’s semi finals, the grand final of Serbia’s national selection, Pesma za Evroviziju ’22, will take place on Saturday 5th March at 21:00 CET, in which Serbia’s representative for Eurovision 2022 in Turin will be chosen. The winner will be decided by a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury and the televote
Serbia typically have a good track record at Eurovision, having never finished lower than 11th in a semi final, and qualifying for the final every year since 2018. Will Serbia be able to continue their decent record with their selection tonight? Here are the eighteen artists competing in tonight’s final:
- Naiva – ‘Skidam’
Starting off the show is singer Naiva her song ‘Skidam’ (I Take Off). This jazz lounge bar-inspired song, not too dissimilar to Lithuania’s entry, could be an impactful show opener. Is this likely to be Serbia’s entry this year?
Listen to Skidam below
2. Orkestar Aleksandra Sofronijevića – ‘Anđele moj’
The group Orkestar Aleksandra Sofronijevića are performing in the final with ‘Anđele moj’ (My Angel), a traditional-sounding up-tempo number with vocal harmonies and ethnic elements. Could this be Serbia’s representative?
Listen to Anđele moj below
3. Gift – ‘Haos’
Rock-band Gift are performing with the song ‘Haos’ (Chaos). Perhaps taking inspiration from last year’s Eurovision winners Måneskin, Gift are certainly bringing an impactful rock element to tonight’s selection. Could Gift bring some ‘chaos’ to Turin?
Listen to Haos below
4. Zejna Murkić – Nema te
Zejna Murkić’s entry in tonight’s selection, ‘Nema te’ (You are gone), is an atmospheric and dramatic Balkan ballad, with similarities to Bosnia&Herzegovina’s 2012 Eurovision entry ‘Korake te znam’. Could Zejna bring a traditional Balkan ballad back to Eurovision after so many years?
Listen to Nema te below
5. Tijana Dapčevic – ‘Ljubi, ljubi doveka‘
A familiar face for many, North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2014 representative (and sister of Tamara Todevska) Tijana Dapčevic has travelled north of Skopje to try and represent Serbia in Eurovision 2022. Interestingly, Tijana was roped in as a last-minute replacement, as this song was meant to be performed by an artist called Stefan Zdravković; however, he pulled out due to disagreements with the songwriter. Nevertheless, we are glad to see Tijana back in a Eurovision event, performing a fun and toe-tapping song ‘Ljubi, ljubi doveka’ (Kiss, kiss forever). Could Tijana be one of the few Eurovision artists to represent two different countries?
Listen to Ljubi, ljubi doveka below
6. LIFT – ‘Drama’
Another potentially Måneskin-inspired song, LIFT are performing with the rock song ‘Drama’, which was written by Milan Stanković (Serbia 2010). Could the juries and televote ‘lift’ this song to the top of the scoreboard and send it to Turin?
Listen to Drama below
7. Gramophonedzie – ‘Počinjem da ludim’
Many people may be familiar with the Serbian DJ Gramophonedzie, who had the hit song ‘Why Don’t You’ in 2010, which charted at #12 in the UK. Now he is attempting to represent Serbia in Eurovision 2022, with the drum-and-base inspired pop song ‘Počinjem da ludim’ (I’m going mad). Could this be Serbia’s Eurovision 2022 entry?
8. Zorja – ‘Zorja’
One of the big favourites from this selection is Zorja with her eponymous song. This dramatic and impactful Balkan ballad has received high praise from fans, and could be a breath of fresh air amongst the current Eurovision 2022 lineup. Will we see Zorja in Turin?
Listen to Zorja below
9. Aca Lukas ‘ Oskar’
Aca Lukas, a well-known singer across Serbia, is performing with the Balkan ballad ‘Oskar’. Unlike the other Balkan ballads from this selection, this has more of a throwback sound, which wouldn’t be out of place in a Eurovision edition from the 1980s. Could the Serbian public and televote get behind this to send it to Turin?
Listen to Oskar below
10. Zoe Kida – ‘Bejbi’
Zoe Kida is performing in the final with ‘Bejbi’ (Baby). Perhaps one of the most unique songs in this national selection line-up, Bejbi is a contemporary track with trip-hop influences. Could Bejbi make an impact and make it to Turin?
Listen to Bejbi below
11. Sara Jo – ‘Muškarčina’
Another big fan favourite for tonight, ‘Muškarčina’ (Manly Man) by Sara Jo (aformer member of Moje 3, who represented Serbia at Eurovision 2013) is tipped by many to win tonight. This mysterious and dramatic Balkan bop with impactful staging could be a welcome addition to this year’s Eurovision line-up. Will we see Sara Jo in Turin?
Listen to Muškarčina below
12. Ana Stanić – ‘Ljubav bez dodira’
‘Ljubav bez dodira’ (Love without a touch) by Ana Stanić is an atmospheric ballad that impressed many fans in the first semi final. With choral elements, this song aims to take full advantage of the ability to have pre-recorded vocals in Eurovision 2022. Will Ana make it to Turin?
Listen to Ljubav bez dodira
13. Biber – ‘Dve godine i šes’ dana’
Biber is performing tonight with the song ‘Dve godine i šes’ dana’ (Two years and six days). This folk-ballad sounds typically Serbian, and could be a breath of fresh air in Eurovision 2022. Does Biber have a chance of winning this selection
Listen to Dve godine i šes’ dana below
14. Angellina – ‘Origami’
Angellina is hoping to win tonight’s selection with ‘Origami’, a house-inspired bop with futuristic staging; perhaps the closest thing to either of Hurricane’s entries from this selection. Could we see Angellina in Turin?
Watch Origami below
15. Chegi & Braća Bluz Band – ‘Devojko sa plamenom u očima’
‘Devojko sa plamenom u očima’ (Girl with fire in her eyes) is a throwback pop song with funk influences. Could Chegi & Braća Bluz Band groove their way to Turin?
Listen to Devojko sa plamenom u očima below
16. Ivona – ‘Znam’
Ivona is hoping to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2022 with ‘Znam’ (I know) – a nostalgic, yet contemporary, song with an infectious melody. Could Serbia send Ivona to Turin?
Listen to Znam below
17. Marija Mikić – ‘Ljubav me inspiriše‘
Marija Mikić is hoping to get a ticket to Turin with ‘Ljubav me inspiriše’ (Love inspires me), a Balkan ballad reminiscent of what many of the Balkan countries used to send in the 2000s. Could Marija ‘inspire’ the televote and juries to vote for her tonight?
Listen to Ljubav me inspiriše below
18. Konstrakta – ‘In Corpore Sano’
Closing the final is perhaps the most unusual out of the entire selection, ‘In Corpore Sano’ (Latin for ‘In healthy body’), this experimental pop song is one to look out for. Will Konstrakta surprise and win tonight’s selection?
Listen to In Corpore Sano below
Who do you think should win Pesma za Evroviziju ’22? Let us know your thoughts.