Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Serbia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. On 20 August 2015, their participation in the 2015 contest was confirmed.[1] Lena Stamenković was later selected to represent Serbia with the song "Lenina pesma".

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Country Serbia
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)21 September 2015
Selected entrantLena Stamenković
Selected song"Lenina pesma"
Finals performance
Final result7th, 79 points
Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2014 2015 2016►

Serbia finished 7th with 79 points during the final.

Internal selectionEdit

On 21 September 2015, it was revealed that Lena Stamenković would represent Serbia with the song "Lenina pesma". She was selected internally by the Serbian broadcaster RTS.[2]

Artist information and songEdit

  "Lenina pesma"
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Lena Stamenković
Languages
Composer(s)
Leontina Vukomanović, Dušan Alagić, Lena Stamenković
Lyricist(s)
Leontina Vukomanović, Lena Stamenković
Entry chronology
◄ "Svet u mojim očima" (2014)   

Lena StamenkovićEdit

Lena Stamenković was born on June 1, 2004 in the city of Zaječar, not far from Serbia’s border with Bulgaria.

Lenina pesmaEdit

“Lenina pesma”, which simply means “Lena’s Song”, is a song by Serbian child singer Lena Stamenković and it represented Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Bulgaria. It was written by Lena alongside Leontina Vukomanović, who co-wrote “Beauty Never Lies” for Serbia’s 2015 Eurovision representative, Bojana Stamenov, as well as “Lane moje” for Željko Joksimović. The arrangement was coordinated by Dušan Alagić.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

 
Lena Stamenkovic at stage of JESC 2015

At the running order draw which took place on 15 November 2015, Serbia were drawn to open the show on 21 November 2015, preceding Georgia.[3]

FinalEdit

The song begins with Lena staring intensely down the camera as she describes the world we live in, with spotlights on her as the stage lights up in red and blue. A red puff of some from the back wall brings in the chorus, and as the song draws its close the back lights change to warmer red and yellow colours.

Lena performed the song with light fog around her on the floor of the stage, and a wind machine adding to the drama as the fog moved around the performance area.

At the end of the voting, Serbia placed 7th with 79 points.[4]

VotingEdit

The voting during the final 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, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. 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. The individual rankings of each jury member were released one month after the final.

Following the release of the full split voting by the EBU after the conclusion of the competition, it was revealed that Serbia had placed 8th with the public televote and 5th with the jury vote. In the public vote, Serbia scored 53 points, while with the jury vote, Serbia scored 73 points.[5]

Below is a breakdown of points awarded to Serbia and awarded by Serbia in the final and the breakdown of the jury voting and televoting conducted during the final.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

The following members comprised the Serbian jury:[7]

Detailed voting results from Serbia[7]
Draw Country A. Stanić S. Ilić Mari Mari L. Kovačević I. Menzalin Average Jury Points Televoting Points Points Awarded
01   Serbia
02   Georgia 3 7 10 10 5 7 3
03   Slovenia 1 2 2 1 7 6
04   Italy 4 6 7 7 7 6 2
05   Netherlands 3 2 4 3 2
06   Australia 7 6 5 6 5
07   Ireland 2 2
08   Russia 5 4 1 3 3 8 7
09   Macedonia 5 1
10   Belarus 8 10 8 6 8 8 5
11   Armenia 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 10
12   Ukraine 2
13   Bulgaria 1 1 4
14   San Marino 1
15   Malta 10 8 5 8 10 10 10 12
16   Albania 6 5 4 1 4 4 3 4
17   Montenegro 3 12 8

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All countries received one set of 12 points to ensure no country finished with nul points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Serbia takes confirmed countries up to 15". junioreurovision.tv. junioeurovision. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Lena Stamenković chosen for Serbia". junioreurovision.tv. junioeurovision. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  3. ^ James-Fisher, Luke (15 November 2015). "Running order for Junior Eurovision 2015". junioreurovision,tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Final of Sofia 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Full split results of Junior Eurovision 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 November 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Sofia 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Detailed Voting Result | Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2021.