🇷🇸 TES Previews: Who is Luke Black?

🇷🇸 TES Previews: Who is Luke Black?

Eurovision in Liverpool is now less than a month away. In the run-up to rehearsals we will be getting to know a little more about this year’s artists, their discography and their Eurovision journey so far. The next act we will be previewing is Serbia’s Luke Black.

Luke Black’s Eurovision journey so far….

Luke Black selected to represent Serbia through the national final Pesma Za Evroviziju 2023. He made it through a field of 36 songs to represent the nation with his song “Samo mi se spava”

Luke Black will perform third in the first half of the first Eurovision 2023 semi-final on May 9th. You can check out his song here:

Luke Black has performed live at Melfest WKND, Israel Calling, Pre-Party ES in Madrid and the London Eurovision Party. While in Stockholm Tim got a chance to speak to Luke about his Eurovision experience so far

What do we think of “Samo Mi Se Spava”

The team at That Eurovision Site has been doing their reviews for this year’s contest. Rory and Janek gave their thoughts on “Samo Mi Se Spava”, which you can see here.

Who is Luke Black?

Luke Black, which is the stage name for 30 year-old singer Luka Ivanovíc is originally from Čačak in Serbia, however since 2018 has been residing in London in the United Kingdom.

Luke kicked off his music career in 2010 when he released the song “D-Generation”. Luke was soon recognised by record labels and was later signed to the Universal Music Group. Luke’s first single was released in 2014 and was entitled “Nebula Lullaby”. In 2014 and 2015 Luke started to get more recognition in Serbia and re-released his song that started it all in 2015, following on from performances at the Belgrade Youth Center. Following this Luke released his first EP Thorns in September 2015.

Luke’s song “Demons” – which he released in 2016 was nominated to represent Serbia at the 2016 contest however this ultimately lost out to “Shelter”. In 2018 he later relased his second EP “Neoslavic” before taking a break from music for a couple of years. Later Luke returned to music as an independent artist and released his 3rd EP “F23.8” alongside a single “A House On A Hill”

In 2023 Luke was approached about Serbian national final Pesma Za Evroviziju, which he won with his song “Samo mi si spava” Luke’s Eurovision song was entirely self-written.

Serbia’s Eurovision Journey

In 2007, Serbia made its debut as an independent country (they previously participated through Yugoslavia & Serbia & Montenegro), where they were represented by Marija Šerifović with “Molitva, which managed to win the competition. Since their debut, Serbia has participated 14 times (11 of which, where they qualified for the Grand Final).

Their recent participation saw them being represented by Konstrakta, with the song “In Corpore Sano”. At this year’s competition, Serbia managed to qualify for the Grand Final, where they placed 5th after receiving 312 points from the jury and televoters.

What do you think of Samo Mi Se Spava? Can Luke Black bring Eurovision back to Serbia? Let us know your thoughts! Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!

News Source: That Eurovision Site/Luke Black

Photo Credit: RTS

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