Serbian entry to be chosen in Beosong 2013

Serbian entry to be chosen in Beosong 2013
Executive Director for Beosong 2013 Duška Vučinić.Photo: RTS
Belgrade,Serbia -

Serbian broadcaster RTS has this evening revealed that the Serbian entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen in the open competition Beosong 2013.

For 2013, RTS has decided that the best option for selection would be an open competition, where the Serbian public get to decide who should represent them in Malmö. The official call for entries will begin on 1st December via the national press and radio. This window of opportunity for submitting songs will close on 20th January.

Semi final and final to be held in March

Executive Director for Beosong 2013 Duška Vučinić summarises the main concept behind the competition:-

  • The open competition will begin on 1st December where entries are called for
  • When this period ends, a maximum of 15 songs will be chosen to progress to the semi final
  • Beosong 2013 will be a two day show in March, with a semi final and final on consecutive evenings
  • During the semi final, five finalists will be chosen from the 15 qualifiers by SMS vote in Serbia
  • The winner of the live final will represent Serbia in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

In 2012 RTS chose Željko Joksimović to represent Serbia in Europe's Favourite TV Show, and he certainly delivered a fine result, taking Nije Ljubav Stvar to third place in the Grand Final in Baku. You can see his performance in the Grand Final below.

Željko Joksimović - Nije Ljubav Stvar - Live - Grand Final

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  • Posted on 13 January 2013 at 14:21
    Now, seriously, I would like to see Aleksandra Radovic, Aleksandra Kovac or Leontina representing Serbia in 2013, but I'm pretty sure it won't happen. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 January 2013 at 23:29
    And it could even be Ceca, why not? ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 January 2013 at 23:25
    Karleusa, ha ha, why not? ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 December 2012 at 23:53
    Jelena Karleusa Offfffcourrsseee !!! <3 :))))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 December 2012 at 23:53
    I would like to see Aleksandra Radović, Aleksandra Kovač or Leontina representing Serbia in 2013. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 December 2012 at 22:04
    Emina Jahovic or Sasa Kovacevic for Beosong <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 December 2012 at 10:05
    A positive move by RTS Serbia. Serbia previously used ‘Beovizija’ (a jury and public voted national final) to select its Eurovision entries from 2007-2009. This national final produced the 2007 Eurovision winner Marija Šerifović, and top 10 finals placing in 2004 (as Serbia and Montenegro) and 2008. Internal selections 2010-2012 have resulted in only top 15 finals placing (with exception of 2012, 3rd in Eurovision final). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30 November 2012 at 09:51
    Ex Yugoslavian states look to us!!! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 18:46
    Jedva cekam Beosong 2013 i Evroviziju ..... :DDDD report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 16:55
    Serbia Are One Of The Best Countries In Eurovision. Sometimes I Don't Like The Song, But They Are Always One Of The Best. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 14:44
    Serbia always sends amazing songs! All the best for ESC 2013!!!
    GO SERBIA! =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 12:09
    Serbia won it from its first participation in 2007!!!
    A LEGEND OF ESC!
    Good luck....!!!!!!!!!(And Greek jury gave you 12 and 8 to Cyprus!!!) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 11:41
    i like last serbian entry, zeljko joksimovic, so much.
    i also have his song in my mp3 player.
    i don't understand what this song says but the music and his voice are great.
    good luck for next year and to zeljko for his music. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 11:07
    One of the best Eurovision country.... Their 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 entries was good, only I didn't like their 2009 entry! I hope that in 2013 they will send another beautiful song to the Eurovision! Best of luck in Malmö, Srbija! =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29 November 2012 at 09:42
    the balcan countries are my ultimate-faves in eurovision ! loved almost all their ballads till now and have a sure feeling that they will all come up with super songs again next year !!!!! good luck serbia and send another sweetie like zeljko next year ! ;-] report to the moderator