The show was opened by 2007 Eurovision Song Contest winner Marija Šerifović who performed Molitva, the song which brought her victory for Serbia in Helsinki.
Diverse cross section of styles
The presentation of the three competing songs were at the very start of the show, in order to maximise the time for the SMS public voting window. First to perform were the group Breeze, who sang the Beatles inspired number Ring Ring Ring, penned by Kornelije Kovac.
Second on stage was Aleksandra Kovac singing her own song, a rousing power ballad entitled Idemo Dalje, and finally Nina performed the retro themed up tempo Caroban which was Kristina Kovac's entry.
The show then went on to show a short documentary film about how Kornelije, Aleksandra and Kristina created the competing compositions, highlighting the co-operation between composers and performers, and also some history of the previous participation of Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest.
High profile interval acts
There were many invited guests for this evenings show who will perform, not only Serbian artists but some famous names from both Croatia and FYR Macedonia. The invited solo singers were Nina Badric, Aleksandra Radovic, Tanja Banjanin, Ana Stanic and also four performers who have all themselves competed in the Eurovision Song Contest. They were Dado Topic, who represented Croatia in 2007, Jelena Tomasevic who performed for Serbia on home soil in 2008, Karolina Goceva who represented FYR Macedonia in both 2002 and 2007, and Boris Novkovic who flew the Croatian flag in 2005.
The invited groups were The Fifth Element and Grooving Land, whilst famous actors Milan Kalinic, Nikola Bulatovic, Mina Lazarevic and Sergej Trifunovic will also take part.
Nina will now perform Caroban in the First Semi Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show on Tuesday 10th May in Düsseldorf