Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Serbia participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice, Poland with the song "Podigni glas (Raise Your Voice)" performed by Darija Vračević. Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) was responsible for selecting their entry for the contest.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Country Serbia
National selection
Selection processInternal selection
Selection date(s)16 September 2019
Selected entrantDarija Vračević
Selected song"Podigni glas (Raise Your Voice)"
Selected songwriter(s)Aleksandra Milutinović
Leontina Vukomanović
Darija Vračević
Aleksandar Sablić
Finals performance
Final result10th, 109 points
Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2018 2019 2020►

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2019 Contest, Serbia had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest ten 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 2019, Serbia's best results are two third places, achieved in 2007 and 2010. In last year's contest Serbia got a nineteenth place with Bojana Radovanović and a song called "Svet".

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

On 16 September 2019, it was announced that Darija Vračević would represent the country in Gliwice, Poland with a song called "Podigni glas".[4]

Artist and song informationEdit

Darija Vračević
 
Background information
Born (2007-10-27) 27 October 2007 (age 14)
Belgrade, Serbia
OriginBelgrade, Serbia
Occupation(s)Singer, voice actress
Instrument(s)Vocals
  "Podigni glas (Raise Your Voice)"
 
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Darija Vračević
Languages
Composer(s)
  • Aleksandra Milutinović
  • Leontina Vukomanović
  • Darija Vračević
  • Aleksandar Sablić
Lyricist(s)
  • Aleksandra Milutinović
  • Leontina Vukomanović
  • Darija Vračević
  • Aleksandar Sablić
Finals performance
Final result
10
Final points
109
Entry chronology
◄ "Svet" (2018)
"Heartbeat" (2020) ►

Darija VračevićEdit

Darija Vračević (Serbian: Дарија Врачевић, born 27 October 2007) is a Serbian singer, actress and voice artist born in Belgrade. She participated in Pinkove Zvezdice in 2018–19,[5] and represented Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "Podigni glas".

Podigni glas (Raise Your Voice)Edit

"Podigni glas" (Serbian: Подигни глас; lit. Raise your voice) is a song by Serbian singer Darija Vračević. It represented Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which both took place on 18 November 2019, Serbia was drawn to perform nineteenth (last) on 24 November 2019, following Albania.[6]

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.[7]

The online voting consisted of two phases. The first phase of the online voting began on 22 November 2019 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 24 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.[8] 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.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

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

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. ^ "Изабран је представник Србије за такмичење "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019"". rts.rs. 16 September 2019.
  5. ^ Van Rossem, Aline (16 September 2019). "Darija Vračević will represent Serbia in Gliwice-Silesia". Archived from the original on 6 October 2019.
  6. ^ "This is the Junior Eurovision 2019 running order!". European Broadcasting Union. 18 November 2019. Archived from the original on 28 May 2020. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony (15 November 2018). "Junior Eurovision 2018 – How Does The Voting Work?". Eurovoix.
  8. ^ "How to vote for your favourites in Junior Eurovision 2019". Junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. 22 November 2019. Archived from the original on 22 September 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "Results of the Final of Gliwice-Silesia 2019". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.