Zvezde Granda

Zvezde Granda (Serbian Cyrillic: Звезде Гранда; "Grand Stars") is a Serbian singing competition show, created by Saša Popović and produced by Grand Production. The show began airing in 2004 on RTV Pink.[1] Zvezde Granda made its move to Prva in 2014, before eventually returning back to Pink in 2022.[1][2] The series has also been broadcast on several other networks in the western Balkans. Zvezde Granda are considerate to be one of the longest-running and most-watched reality television shows in Serbia.[3]

Zvezde Granda
Zvezde Granda official logo.jpeg
GenreReality competition
Created bySaša Popović
Presented by
  • Voja Nedeljković
  • Sanja Kužet
  • Saša Popović
Judges
Country of originSerbia
Original languageSerbian
No. of series16
No. of episodes40 per season
Production
Running time160 minutes
Production company
Release
Picture format
Original release2004 (2004) –
present (present)

The show has declared the following 16 winners over its 15 seasons: Branislav Mojićević, Milica Todorović, Dušan Svilar, Darko Lazić, Stefan Petrušić, Darko Martinović, Amar Gile, Mirza Selimović, Haris Berković, Ibro Bublin, Aleksa Perović, Riste Risteski, Anid Ćušić, Džejla Ramović, Mahir Mulalić and Nermin Handžić. In addition to winners, Zvzede Granda has launched the careers of numerous other regionally poplar singers, which include: Tanja Savić, Darko Filipović, Renato Henc, Rada Manojlović, Milan Stanković, Jelena Kostov, Milica Pavlović, Vanja Mijatović, Aleksandra Prijović, Katarina Grujić, Andreana Čekić, Tea Tairović, Teodora Džehverović and Aleksandra Mladenović.[4]

FormatEdit

Before the show starts recording, potential contestants are scouted by Grand Production through an audition process. Zvezde Granda is consisted of around six rounds where contestants sing one or two songs and are judged by the main judging panel, based on their performance. The first round used to be a blind audition, where the singers are judged exclusively based on their vocal performance. If they receive more than a half of the judges' votes, the contestant may choose their future mentor from the judges who voted for them. However, the judges are allowed to decline the mentorship over a contestant. The judging panel can also use the "panic button" to cut the contestant's performance short. In the following rounds, contestants continue performing, now with the help and training from their mentors, solo or against other contestants, and are judged by the other mentors.

Ultimately, the last remaining contestants enter the grand final, where they face the public vote, which decides the season's winner. In past seasons, the final was held in large indoor venues in the region, like the Belgrade Arena, Boris Trajkovski Sports Center and Zetra Olympic Hall.[5][6] The winner of Zvezde Granda receives a recording and management contract with Grand Production, as well as other rewards, such as an apartment or a car.

JudgesEdit

Since 2013, the show has included a permanent judging panel, which was initially consisted of songwriter and accordion player Dragan Stojković Bosanac and singers Zorica Brunclik, Aca Lukas, Šaban Šaulić and Snežana Đurišić. Zvezde Granda have also featured a production panel, which was initially composed of Grand Production's key people Saša Popović, Lepa Brena and Saša Jakšić. Since season 13, the judges have also served as mentors to the contestants.[7] Currently, as of season 16, the main judging panel is composed of Dragan Stojković Bosanac, singers Ana Bekuta, Marija Šerifović, Viki Miljković, Đorđe David and Svetlana Ceca Ražnatović, while Popović, Đurišić and Aleksandar Milić Mili pose as the production panel.[8] However, the latter two also act as mentors.

Zvezde Granda have also seen a number of different presenters throughout the seasons. Initially, the show was hosted by Saša Popović.[9] The longest serving and current presenters are Voja Nedeljković and Sanja Kužet.[9]

Presenters
  • Saša Popović: 2004–present
  • Tamara Raonić Popović: 2004-2005
  • Dragana Katić: 2004-2005, 2014
  • Ines Gavrilović: 2004-2005
  • Suzana Mančić: 2004-2005
  • Ena Popov: 2007
  • Marko Miljković: 2007
  • Silvija Nedeljković: 2008-2009
  • Nemanja Stevanović: 2008-2009
  • Vladimir Stanojević: 2010-2011
  • Ljubinka Buba Dobrosavljev: 2010-2011
  • Milan Mitrović: 2011-2013
  • Ana Sević: 2011-2013
  • Voja Nedeljković: 2013–present
  • Sanja Kužet: 2013-2016, 2017–present
  • Sanja Ćulibrk: 2016-2017
Main Judges

Series overviewEdit

To date, 15 series have been broadcast, as summarised below.
  Winning contestant

Series Year Winner(s) Country Winner's mentor Ref
1 2004 Branislav Mojićević   Serbia and Montenegro None [10][11]
2 2005 Milica Todorović
3 2007 Dušan Svilar   Serbia
4 2008/09 Darko Lazić
5 2010/11 Stefan Petrušić
6 2011/12 Darko Martinović   Montenegro
7 2012/13 Amar Gile   Bosnia and Herzegovina
8 2013/14 Mirza Selimović
9 2014/15 Haris Berković
10 2015/16 Ibro Bublin
11 2016/17 Aleksa Perović (by judges' vote)
Riste Risteski (by public vote)
  Serbia
  Macedonia
12 2017/18 Anid Ćušić   Bosnia and Herzegovina
13 2018/19 Džejla Ramović Marija Šerifović
14 2019/21 Mahir Mulalić
15 2021/22 Nermin Handžić Viki Miljković [12]
16 2022/23

Regional broadcastsEdit

Current broadcasts
Country Channel Date
  Pink TV 2004-2014, 2022–present
  Nova 2018–present
  Nova 2022–present
  Sitel 2023–present
Broadcasting history
Country Channel Premiere date
  Pink TV 2004.
Prva TV 2014
Grand TV
  Pink BH 2004
OBN 2014
Nova 2018
  Pink M 2004
Prva CG 2014
Nova 2022
  Kanal 5 2014
Sitel 2023

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stojanović, L. (14 October 2022). "Zvezde Granda prelaze na Pink, Mitrović i Saša Popović potpisali ugovor: "Lesi se vraća kući"". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Ovo su prve Zvezde Granda, bilo je to pre 16 godina: Pogledajte ko šta danas oni rade i kako izgledaju". Espres.co.rs (in Serbian). 5 November 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Istorijski rezultat ZVEZDA GRANDA: Najgledanije finale u poslednjih deset godina!". Grand.nova.rs (in Serbian). 26 June 2022. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  4. ^ "Najveće Zvezde Granda ovako su izgledale na audiciji: Gledaćete ih na kanalu Grand nostalgija". Nova.rs (in Serbian). 22 October 2022. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  5. ^ "Zvezde Grnda - Finale: Štark arena". Starkarena.co.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Finale "Zvezda Granda" 13. jula u Sarajevu!". Telegraf.rs (in Serbian). 30 June 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Novi studio, nova pravila: Ovo su nove Zvezde Granda". Tracara.com (in Serbian). 10 September 2018. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  8. ^ Dedakin, I. (5 November 2022). "Rolerkoster emocija, spektakularni nastupi i neponovljivi žiri: Večeras ne propustite prvu epizodu nove sezone "Zvezda Granda"". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  9. ^ a b Jovanović, V. (9 October 2022). "Svi voditelji Zvezda Granda: Neki su i dalje top, neki žive od rijalitija, a jedna se zauvek povukla". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  10. ^ Manojlović, J. (5 September 2022). "Gde su danas pobednici Zvezda Granda". Nova.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  11. ^ "OD VRHA ESTRADE DO POZORIŠTA I ADVOKATURE! Pobednici Zvezda Granda krenuli različitim putevima, a o njima NI TRAGA NI GLASA". Kurir.rs (in Serbian). 5 September 2022. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  12. ^ M. A. Š. (26 June 2022). "Pobednik Zvezda Granda 2022 je Nermin Handžić". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 25 December 2022.

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