Country Of The Month: Serbia Part-1!

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We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Serbia. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Serbian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Željko Joksimović – Nije Ljubav Stvar

In 2012, Serbia selected Željko Joksimović and his song “Nije Ljubav Stvar”, which means “Love is not an object” to sent in Baku. The song is entirely in Serbian.

It was composed by Željko Joksimović. The lyrics of the song were written by Marina Tucaković and Miloš Roganović. At the final, the entry placed 3rd with 214 points.

Željko Joksimović was born on April 20, 1972, in Belgrade. His is an established Serbian singer and songwriter. He is a well-known artist in the contest. He has compose 5 Eurovision songs for different balkan countries. On two occasions he sang the songs himself. In 2004, he made his debut in the contest for Serbia & Montenegro, placing 2nd. In 2012, he represented Serbia and placed 3rd.

Serbia in the Eurovision

Serbia debuted in the contest in 2007. Prior to this point, the country competed in the contest as part of Yugoslavia (1961-1992) and as part of Serbia & Montenegro (2004-2005). Since its debut as an independent nation, it has participated 13 times, missing the contest only in 2014 due to financial difficulties.

Serbia has placed in the Top-10 four times. Also, it hasn’t qualified to the final on three times. Every time the country missed the final was placed 10th (according to these years rules the 10th qualified entry of its semifinal was decided by the juries) or 11th. The best entry of the country was in 2007 when the country won the contest in its debut. In contrast, Serbia’s worst result in a final was in 2018 placing 19th with 113 points.

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from Serbia? Let us know in the comment box below.

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