The Serbian national selection took place on 8th of March in last year's Press Centre, Sava Centre. It consisted of a semi-final the day before and a final where twelve artists were supposed to take part. However, one of them decided not to.
After the voting procedure, it was clear that Marko Kon and Milan Nikolić were the winners. Cipela got the jury's top mark, twelve points, and Marko Kon & Milan Nikolic received seven points from the public. The public favourite was the runner-up, OT Bend, but the jury only awarded five points to their song Blagoslov Za Kraj. Watch the winning song below.
Experienced artists join for Eurovision
The leadman Marko Kon founded his first band when he was nine years old. He met Aleksandar Kobac and they formed one of the most successful tandems in the history of Serbian popular music. He wrote more than 800 songs for numerous popular musicians and sang backup vocals on over 1,000 recordings.
Together with the band Flamingosi, Marko won Beovizija 2006. He was a co-arranger and co-producer of the song performed by Stefan Filipovic who represented Montenegro at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. He has made his singing debut with the song Shoe.
Milan was born in Jagodina on the 2nd of July. He spent his childhood in Paris where he started studying music. He won the award as the best accordionist of Serbia several times. Milan performed at numerous concerts and accompanied famous singers. He has released five solo albums of instrumental music.