After confirming their participation back in August, Serbian broadcaster RTS has announced that their national selection Pesma za Evrovizje will return this March to select their entrant for Eurovision 2023.
Pesma za Evrovizje To Be Held in First Week of March
RTS Head of Entertainment Olivera Kovačević confirmed that PzE will consist of three shows. RTS plans to hold two semi-finals followed by a Grand Final, similar to the competition’s structure in 2022.
The dates for the shows are:
- Semi-Final 1: Wednesday 1st March
- Semi-Final 2: Thursday 2nd March
- Grand Final: Saturday 4th March
Mrs. Kovačević also confirmed that RTS have selected the competing artists and songs from hundreds of submissions. However, the names of the entrants have not yet been revealed as of this writing.
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Serbia debuted as an independent country in 2007 (they previously participated as part of Yugoslavia & Serbia & Montenegro) represented by Marija Šerifović with “Molitva”, which managed to win the competition. Since then, Serbia has participated 14 times, qualifying for the Grand final on 11 occasions.
Most recently, Konstrakta represented Serbia at Eurovision 2022 with the song “In Corpore Sano”. Konstrakta qualified for the Grand Final, where they earned 87 points from the jury and 225 points from the televote to place 5th overall with 312 points.
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News Source: Nova Show
Photo Source: EBU / Andres Putting