Serbia Pesma za Evroviziju 24 Semi-final 1
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Serbia: Eight acts qualify for Pesma za Evroviziju 2024 Final

The first eight qualifiers in Serbia's national selection competition for Eurovision 2024 have been decided. In just two days, eight more will join the final lineup

Serbia is the very last country to begin its national selection process.

Their ride started tonight with the first night of Pesma za Evroviziju 24. Broadcast live from RTS Studio 8 in Belgrade, the show was guided by journalist Dragana Kosjerina, actor Slaven Došlo, and TV hosts Kristina Radenković and Stefan Popović.

Overall, 14 acts took the stage, but only eight made the cut and will be back next Saturday hoping to be the country's next representative in Eurovision. The decision was split between the jury (50%) and the televote (50%), having 15 minutes to vote.

Before the results, a tribute to ABBA (Sweden 1974) took place.

Pesma za Evroviziju 24 – Semi-final 1

Pesma za Evroviziju 24

Serbia will be selecting its Eurovision 2024 entry through a national selection contest, Pesma za Evroviziju, the same format the Serbian broadcaster has been using for the past two years.

There will be three shows, two Semi-finals and the Final, all hosted by journalist Dragana Kosjerina, actor Slaven Došlo, and TV hosts Kristina Radenković and Stefan Popović. In each Semi-final eight songs qualify, resulting in 16 acts taking the stage in the Final.

RTS' Studio 8 will host all of the events:

  • Semi-final 1: 27 February 2024
  • Semi-final 2: 29 February 2024
  • Final: 2 March 2024

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.

Serbia 2015: Bojana Stamenov - "Beauty Never Lies"

Out of 15 appearances, they have qualified for the Grand Final 12 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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