Serbia: Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 Semi-final 1

Serbia: First 8 finalists selected for Pesma za Evroviziju 23

The first eight qualifiers of Serbia's Pesma za Evroviziju 2023 have been chosen. The remaining finalists will be chosen tomorrow during the show's second semi-final

32 contestants are currently competing in Serbia's national selection, Pesma za Evroviziju, hoping to follow in Konstrakta's (Serbia 2022) footsteps and represent the nation at Eurovision 2023.

Tonight, during the first semi-final of Pesma za Evroviziju 23, 16 acts competed and eight made the cut to Saturday's final.

The show was broadcast live from RTS Studio 8 in Belgrade, and hosted by Serbian actor Milan Marić and Serbian TV host Dragana Kosjerina. As for the results, those were determined by both the professional jury (50%) and televote (50%).

Pesma za Evroviziju 23 – Semi-final 1

Pesma za Evroviziju 23

Serbia will select its Eurovision 2023 representative through a national selection, Pesma za Evroviziju. The show will be divided into three parts (two semi-finals and a final) and all will be broadcast live from RTS's Studio 8 in Belgrade.

The shows will be mainly hosted by Serbian actor Milan Marić and Serbian TV host Dragana Kosjerina, whereas the green room will be guided by Serbian actress Kristina Radenković and actor Stefan Popović.

The results will be determined equally by a professional jury and the televote.

  • Semi-final 1: 1 March 2023
  • Semi-final 2: 2 March 2023
  • Final: 4 March 2023

Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia has been a part of Eurovision since 2007, except in 2014 when they chose not to participate.

Their best result came in their debut year, when Marija Šerifović won the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song Molitva.

Out of 14 appearances, they have qualified for the Grand Final 11 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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