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.
Marija Šerifović – Molitva
In 2007, Serbia selected Marija Šerifović and her song “Molitva” to sent in Helsinki. The song is entirely in Serbian.
It was composed by Vladimir Graić. The lyrics of the song were written by Saša Milošević Mare. At the final, the entry placed 1st with 268 points.
Marija Šerifović was born on November 14, 1984, in Serbia. She is an established Serbian singer and songwriter. She has released 5 studio albums and won the Eurovision contest in 2007. Her victory, followed a massive approval by Serbians.
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.