Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

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Serbia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Cipela" written by Aleksandar Kobac, Marko Kon and Milan Nikolić. The song was performed by Marko Kon and Milaan. The Serbian national broadcaster, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) organised the national final Beovizija 2009 in order to select the Serbian entry for the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia. The national final consisted of two shows: a semi-final and a final on 7 and 8 March 2009, respectively. Twenty entries competed in the semi-final where eleven qualified to the final following the combination of votes from a three-member jury panel and a public televote. The eleven qualifiers competed in the final which resulted in "Cipela" performed by Marko Kon and Milaan as the winner following the combination of votes from a three-member jury panel and a public televote.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Country Serbia
National selection
Selection processBeovizija 2009
Selection date(s)Semi-final:
7 March 2009
Final:
8 March 2009
Selected entrantMarko Kon and Milaan
Selected song"Cipela"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (10th)
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2008 2009 2010►

Serbia was drawn to compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 14 May 2009. Performing during the show in position 4, "Cipela" was not announced among the 10 qualifying entries of the second semi-final and therefore did not qualify to compete in the final. This marked the first time that Serbia failed to qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest from a semi-final since its first entry in 2007. It was later revealed that Serbia placed tenth out of the 19 participating countries in the semi-final with 60 points.

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2009 contest, Serbia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest two times since its first entry in 2007, winning the contest with their debut entry "Molitva" performed by Marija Šerifović.[1] Since 2007, all two of Serbia's entries have featured in the final. Serbia's 2008 entry "Oro" performed by Jelena Tomašević placed sixth in the final as the host country.

The Serbian national broadcaster, Radio Television of Serbia (RTS), broadcasts the event within Serbia and organises the selection process for the nation's entry. RTS confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest on 29 November 2008.[2] Since 2007, Serbia used the Beovizija national final in order to select their entry and along with their participation confirmation, the broadcaster announced the organization of Beovizija 2009 in order to select the 2009 Serbian entry.[2]

Before EurovisionEdit

Beovizija 2009Edit

Beovizija 2009 was the seventh edition of the Beovizija national final organised by RTS in order to select the Serbian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. The selection consisted of a semi-final featuring twenty songs and a final featuring eleven songs to be held on 7 and 8 March 2009, respectively.[3] Both shows were hosted by Jovana Janković, Milena Vasić and Srđan Timarov. The two shows were broadcast on RTS1, RTS Sat, in Bosnia and Herzegovina on RTRS, via radio on Radio Belgrade as well as streamed online via the broadcaster's website rts.rs.[4]

FormatEdit

The same format set by Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) in Beovizija 2008 took place in 2009. The deadline for the submission of songs by artist to the national broadcaster was on January 27, 2009. One of the requirements for entry was that the songs must be performed in Serbian, however, the winning song can be sung in any language at Eurovision. The only main difference to last year's Beovizija was that the winners (both the artists and composers) also received a cash prize.[3]

On January 30, 2009, 20 semi-finalists were selected by a group of RTS judges: Jelena Ilić, Ana Milićević and Jelena Vlahović. The final of Beovizija 2009 was held on March 8, 2009 at the Sava Centar in Belgrade. The winner of Beovizija 2009, selected through a 50/50 split of jury and televoting.[3]

StageEdit

Beovizija is known to have one of the best stage designs in the national selection process for Eurovision[citation needed]. This year the stage will symbolise the technological advances in television in the past 50 years in Serbia. This is why a large number of television and LCD display screens is being used. The stage has settings for all new electronic possibilities. The theme of the two nights is largely based around the music from popular local television shows in the past 50 years. The semi-final was based around popular shows produced since the 1970s to the end of the 1990s while the final will be centred on new popular television shows aired on RTS. The stage design was revealed to the public on February 25, 2009.

The stage has also been designed in a way to give a more fulfilling HD experience as it will be the first time Beovizija will be aired in high definition.

Host teamEdit

On February 27, 2009, RTS publicly announced the host couple of Beovizija 2009. It will consist of three people; the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest host Jovana Janković together with actors Milena Vasić and Srđan Timarov who will entertain the audience through song and dance. This marks the return of a 3-part host team for the first time since 2003.[5]

JuryEdit

In Beovizija the jury has 50% of the vote which is combined with the audience televote. Each person from the three member jury ranks the songs they liked from one to twelve (with the exception of nine and eleven points). Once this is done the votes from the jury are added up and a final score card from one to twelve is produced.

In the semi-final, the three-member jury was

In the final, the jury was

Competing entriesEdit

Artists and songwriters were able to submit their entries between 24 December 2008 and 24 January 2009. Both artists and songwriters were required to be Serb citizens, while songs were required to be submitted in Serbian.[6] At the closing of the deadline, 90 submissions were received. A selection committee reviewed the submissions and selected twenty entries to proceed to the national final. The selection committee consisted of RTS music editors Jelena Ilić, Ana Milićević and Jelena Vlahović.[7] The selected competing entries were announced on 30 January 2009.[8]

On 11 February 2009, Nataša Bekvalac announced her withdrawal from the national final due to scheduled performances and private obligations. Her song "Bili smo najlepši" was performed by Ana Nikolić instead.[9]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Ana Nikolić "Bili smo najlepši" (Били смо најлепши) Marina Tucaković, Aleksandar Perišić Romario
Andrej Ilić "Nemam te" (Немам те) Dušan Alagić
Danijel and Milica "H8ER" Marina Tucaković, Aleksandar Perišić Romario, Marko Kon
Dušan Zrnić "Tvoje drugo ime je greh" (Твоје друго име је грех) Andrej Babić
Etar "Sanjaj me" (Сањај ме) Boban Janković, Katarina Popović, Etar
Ivana Selakov "Moje odbrane" (Моје одбране) Aleksandra Milutinović, Goran Radinović
Lejla Hot "Čekajući princa" (Чекајући принца) Lejla Hot, Ognjen Cvekić
Marko Kon and Milan Nikolić "Cipela" (Ципела) Aleksandar Kobac, Marko Kon, Milan Nikolić
Minja Samardžić "Petak uveče" (Петак увече) Marina Tucaković, Aleksandar Perišić Romario
Oskar and Beauty Queens feat. Đorđe Marjanović "Superstar" (Суперстар) Ognjen Amidžić, Saša Milošević Mare
ОТ Band "Blagoslov za kraj" (Благослов за крај) Snežana Vukomanović, E. Owen
Pozitivan Haos "Glorija" (Глорија) Marina Tucaković, Ljilja Jorgovanović, Aleksandar Radulović
Saška Janković "Nauči me" (Научи ме) Violeta Mihajlovska, Bojan Jeremić
SevdahBaby & Miki Element "Previše reči" (Превише речи) Milan Stanković, Oliver Katić
Sonja Bakić "Ništa novo" (Ништа ново) Snežana Vukomanović, Mirko Vukomanović
Tijana Bogićević "Pazi šta radiš" (Пази шта радиш) Đorđe Miljenović
Trio Passage and Katarina Sotirović "Zauvek" (Заувек) Bojan Jeremić
Vanja Mijatović "Led i žar" (Лед и жар) Nadica Janković, Miša Mijatović
Zbogom Brus Li "Ha ha ha" (Ха ha ха) Slavko Matić, Branislav Smuk, Kosta Sivački
Zemlja Gruva "Svejedno je" (Свеједно је) Zemlja Gruva

Semi-finalEdit

The semi-final took place at the Sava Centar in Belgrade on 7 March 2009 where twenty songs competed. The ten qualifiers for the final were decided by a combination of votes from a jury panel consisting of Jelena Jovičić (actress), Jovan Maljoković (musician and composer) and Ivan Ivačković (rock critic), and the Serbian public via SMS voting. Eurovision contestants Regina, Igor Cukrov and Andrea, Next Time, Andrea Demirović, and Quartissimo and Martina, which would represent Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia in 2009, respectively, were featured as guest performers during the show.[10]

Following the semi-final, the songs "Bili smo najlepši" performed by Ana Nikolić and "Moje odbrane" performed by Ivana Selakov, which were initially announced as non-qualifiers during the show, were reinstated to the final due to technical errors in the public vote, where only votes cast during the first five minutes of the 10 minute voting period were counted.[11] However, Nikolić declined to participate in the final.[12]

Detailed Jury Votes – Semi-final
Draw Song J. Jovičić J. Maljoković I. Ivačković Total Points
1 "Previše reči" 7 7 2
2 "Ha ha ha" 5 5 0
3 "Zauvek" 0 0
4 "Led i žar" 0 0
5 "Ništa novo" 6 6 0
6 "Cipela" 6 1 7 1
7 "Nemam te" 5 6 11 4
8 "Sanjaj me" 3 3 0
9 "Čekajući princa" 3 7 10 3
10 "Tvoje drugo ime je greh" 7 5 4 16 6
11 "Petak uveče" 0 0
12 "Superstar" 2 8 8 18 8
13 "Bili smo najlepši" 0 0
14 "Moje odbrane" 0 0
15 "Glorija" 12 4 16 7
16 "H8ER" 10 10 3 23 10
17 "Svejedno je" 1 2 2 5 0
18 "Nauči me" 4 1 10 15 5
19 "Blagoslov za kraj" 8 12 12 32 12
20 "Pazi šta radiš" 0 0
Semi-final – 7 March 2009[13]
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points
1 SevdahBaby and Miki Element "Previše reči" 2 360 0 2 12
2 Zbogom Brus Li "Ha ha ha" 0 511 0 0 15
3 Trio Passage and Katarina Sotirović "Zauvek" 0 262 0 0 20
4 Vanja Mijatović "Led i žar" 0 418 0 0 18
5 Sonja Bakić "Ništa novo" 0 662 2 2 13
6 Marko Kon and Milan Nikolić "Cipela" 1 1,289 7 8 6
7 Andrej Ilić "Nemam te" 4 371 0 4 9
8 Etar "Sanjaj me" 0 658 1 1 14
9 Lejla Hot "Čekajući princa" 3 301 0 3 11
10 Dušan Zrnić "Tvoje drugo ime je greh" 6 314 0 6 7
11 Minja Samardžić "Petak uveče" 0 366 0 0 19
12 Oskar and Beauty Queens feat. Đorđe Marjanović "Superstar" 8 3,495 10 18 2
13 Ana Nikolić "Bili smo najlepši" 0 818 5 5 8
14 Ivana Selakov "Moje odbrane" 0 803 4 4 10
15 Pozitivan Haos "Glorija" 7 2,065 8 15 4
16 Danijel and Milica "H8ER" 10 1,215 6 16 3
17 Zemlja Gruva "Svejedno je" 0 589 0 0 16
18 Saška Janković "Nauči me" 5 761 3 8 5
19 ОТ Band "Blagoslov za kraj" 12 12,328 12 24 1
20 Tijana Bogićević "Pazi šta radiš" 0 430 0 0 17

FinalEdit

The final took place at the Sava Centar in Belgrade on 8 March 2009 and featured the eleven qualifiers from the preceding semi-final.[4] The winner, "Cipela" performed by Marko Kon and Milan Nikolić, was decided by a combination of votes from a jury panel consisting of Željko Joksimović (represented Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004), Kornelije Kovač (musician and composer) and Biljana Krstić (musician), and the Serbian public via SMS voting.[14] Former Eurovision contestants Sirusho, who represented Armenia in 2008, Boaz Ma'uda, who represented Israel in 2008, and Jelena Tomašević, who represented Serbia in 2008, were featured as guest performers during the show, performing together "Time to Pray", composed by Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.[15]

Detailed Jury Votes – Final
Draw Song Ž. Joksimović K. Kovač B. Krstić Total Points
1 "Superstar" 2 1 4 7 2
2 "H8ER" 1 2 1 4 1
3 "Ništa novo" 0 0
4 "Nauči me" 3 5 3 11 3
5 "Tvoje drugo ime je greh" 6 12 6 24 8
6 "Cipela" 12 6 12 30 12
7 "Blagoslov za kraj" 4 7 7 18 5
8 "Nemam te" 10 4 5 19 6
9 "Sanjaj me" 8 10 10 28 10
10 "Glorija" 7 3 2 12 4
11 "Moje odbrane" 5 8 8 21 7
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points
1 Oskar and Beauty Queens feat. Đorđe Marjanović "Superstar" 2 7,696 10 12 5
2 Danijel and Milica "H8ER" 1 2,630 6 7 8
3 Sonja Bakić "Ništa novo" 0 672 1 1 11
4 Saška Janković "Nauči me" 3 1,014 3 6 10
5 Dušan Zrnić "Tvoje drugo ime je greh" 8 944 2 10 7
6 Marko Kon and Milan Nikolić "Cipela" 12 3,955 7 19 1
7 OT Bend "Blagoslov za kraj" 5 28,521 12 17 2
8 Andrej Ilić "Nemam te" 6 614 0 6 9
9 Etar "Sanjaj me" 10 1,156 5 15 3
10 Pozitivan Haos "Glorija" 4 5,215 8 12 4
11 Ivana Selakov "Moje odbrane" 7 1,133 4 11 6

At EurovisionEdit

 
Marko Kon and Milaan at the Eurovision Opening Party in Moscow

According to Eurovision rules, all nations with the exceptions of the host country and the "Big Four" (France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom) are required to qualify from one of two semi-finals in order to compete for the final; the top nine songs from each semi-final as determined by televoting progress to the final, and a tenth was determined by back-up juries. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) split up the competing countries into six different pots based on voting patterns from previous contests, with countries with favourable voting histories put into the same pot. On 30 January 2009, a special allocation draw was held which placed each country into one of the two semi-finals. Serbia was placed into the second semi-final, to be held on 14 May 2009.[16][17][18] The running order for the semi-finals was decided through another draw on 16 March 2009 and Serbia was set to perform in position 4, following the entry from Latvia and before the entry from Poland.

The two semi-finals and the final were broadcast in Serbia on RTS1 and RTS Sat with commentary for the first semi-final by Dragan Ilić and commentary for the second semi-final and final by Duška Vučinić-Lučić. The Serbian spokesperson, who announced the Serbian votes during the final, was co-Presenter of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest Jovana Janković.

Semi-finalEdit

 
Marko Kon and Milaan during the second semi-final

Marko Kon and Milaan took part in technical rehearsals on 4 and 7 May, followed by dress rehearsals on 11 and 12 May. The Serbian performance featured Marko Kon in a yellow jacket and Milaan in a black leather costume performing together with three male pantomimes and a female dancer in a white tulle dress, who was lifted up in the air and dropped to the floor during the performance. The background LED screens displayed pixelated sketches of the performers' faces.[19][20] The director of the Serbian performance was Mojca Horvat and the choreography was completed by Milan Gromilić. The three pantomimes that joined Marko Kon and Milaan on stage were: Ljubiša Dinčić, Igor Knežević and Jovan Sejnjanović. The female dancer was Katarina Gromilić.[21]

At the end of the show, Serbia was not announced among the 10 qualifying entries in the second semi-final and therefore failed to qualify to compete in the final. This marked the first time that Serbia failed to qualify to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest from a semi-final since its first entry in 2007.[22] It was later revealed that Serbia placed tenth in the semi-final, receiving a total of 60 points; and whilist it would have been enough to qualify in previous years, in 2008 and 2009 only the top nine places qualified automatically and the tenth place was decided based on the votes of the backup juries, and this time, juries chose Croatia to qualify over Serbia.[23]

VotingEdit

Voting during the three shows consisted of 50 percent public televoting and 50 percent from a jury deliberation. The jury consisted of five music industry professionals who were citizens of the country they represent. This jury was asked to judge each contestant based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury could be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently.

Below is a breakdown of points awarded to Serbia and awarded by Serbia in the second semi-final and grand final of the contest, and the breakdown of the jury voting and televoting conducted during the two shows:

Points awarded to SerbiaEdit

Points awarded to Serbia (Semi-final 2)[24]
Score Country
12 points
10 points
8 points
7 points
6 points   Netherlands
5 points
4 points   Cyprus
3 points
2 points
1 point

Points awarded by CountryEdit

Detailed voting resultsEdit

The following members comprised the Serbian jury:

Detailed voting results from Serbia (Final)[26][27]
Draw Country Results Points
Jury Televoting Combined
01   Lithuania
02   Israel 4 4
03   France 6 6 3
04   Sweden
05   Croatia 1 7 8 5
06   Portugal 3 3
07   Iceland 2 2
08   Greece 8 8 6
09   Armenia 2 2
10   Russia 4 4
11   Azerbaijan 6 6 4
12   Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 12 19 12
13   Moldova 1 1
14   Malta 10 10 7
15   Estonia 3 3
16   Denmark 5 5 1
17   Germany
18   Turkey
19   Albania
20   Norway 8 10 18 10
21   Ukraine
22   Romania 5 5 2
23   United Kingdom 12 12 8
24   Finland
25   Spain

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