Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Serbia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus with the song "Svet" performed by Bojana Radovanović. Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) was responsible for selecting their entry for the contest.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Country Serbia
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)13 September 2018
Selected entrantBojana Radovanović
Selected song"Svet"
Selected songwriter(s)Marija Marić Marković
Bojana Radovanović
Finals performance
Final result19th, 30 points
Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2018 Contest, Serbia had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest eight times since its debut in 2006,[1] and once as Serbia and Montenegro in 2005,[2] prior to the Montenegrin independence referendum in 2006 which culminated into the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro,[3] As of 2018, Serbia's best results are two third places, achieved in 2007 and 2010. In last year's contest Serbia got a tenth place with Jana Paunović and Irina Brodić and a song called "Ceo svet je naš".

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

On 13 September 2018, it was announced that Bojana Radovanović would represent the country in Minsk, Belarus with a song called "Svet".[4]

Artist and song informationEdit

Bojana Radovanović
 
Background information
Born (2005-04-12) 12 April 2005 (age 17)
OriginBelgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Occupation(s)Singer

Bojana RadovanovićEdit

Bojana Radovanović is a Serbian singer who represented Serbia at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Svet", finishing 19th. She participated in the Serbian contest Pinkove Zvezdice, reaching the superfinal. In early 2018, she released her first single, called "Dok ljubav ne osetiš".[4]

At Junior EurovisionEdit

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which both took place on 19 November 2018, Serbia was drawn to perform tenth on 25 November 2018, following Ireland and preceding Italy.

VotingEdit

The same voting system that was introduced in the 2017 edition was used, where the results were determined by 50% online voting and 50% jury voting. Every country had a national jury that consisted of three music industry professionals and two children aged between 10 and 15 who were citizens of the country they represented. The rankings of those jurors were combined to make an overall top ten.[5]

The online voting consisted of two phases. The first phase of the online voting began on 23 November 2018 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances was shown on the contest's website Junioreurovision.tv before the viewers could vote. After this, voters also had the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant's rehearsal. This first round of voting ended on Sunday 25 November at 15:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting took place during the live show and began right after the last performance and was open for 15 minutes. International viewers were able vote for a minimum of three and a maximum of five songs.[6] They were also able to vote for their own country's song. These votes were then turned into points which were determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song received 20% of the votes, it received 20% of the available points.

In the contest, Serbia received two points from the jury in Macedonia; they received 28 points from the online vote.[7]

Points awarded by Serbia[7]
Score Country
12 points   Macedonia
10 points   Poland
8 points   Ukraine
7 points   France
6 points   Italy
5 points   Kazakhstan
4 points   Malta
3 points   Australia
2 points   Georgia
1 point   Netherlands

Detailed voting resultsEdit

Detailed voting results from Serbia[7]
Draw Country Juror A Juror B Juror C Juror D Juror E Average Rank Points Awarded
01   Ukraine 17 1 2 2 9 3 8
02   Portugal 18 18 16 16 10 16
03   Kazakhstan 10 4 5 5 11 6 5
04   Albania 16 16 19 19 15 19
05   Russia 5 15 15 13 13 13
06   Netherlands 11 13 12 14 4 10 1
07   Azerbaijan 9 17 18 17 18 17
08   Belarus 19 12 14 15 19 18
09   Ireland 14 11 13 12 12 14
10   Serbia
11   Italy 4 7 6 6 1 5 6
12   Australia 3 9 9 10 7 8 3
13   Georgia 8 8 7 7 8 9 2
14   Israel 13 14 8 8 17 12
15   France 12 3 3 4 3 4 7
16   Macedonia 7 5 1 1 2 1 12
17   Armenia 15 6 11 11 16 11
18   Wales 6 19 17 18 14 15
19   Malta 2 10 10 9 6 7 4
20   Poland 1 2 4 3 5 2 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Serbia". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ Philips, Roel (2 August 2005). "Serbia & Montenegro, Lithuania and Ukraine join in Hasselt". esctoday.com. ESCToday. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1372 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  4. ^ a b García, Belén (13 September 2018). "Bojana Radovanovic will represent Serbia at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!". Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (15 November 2018). "Junior Eurovision 2018 – How Does The Voting Work?". Eurovoix.
  6. ^ "Junior Eurovision fans: Cast your vote online!". Junioreurovision.tv. 23 November 2018. Archived from the original on 26 November 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Results of the Final of Minsk 2018". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.