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Serbia is sending Luke Black to Liverpool

05 March 2023 at 00:10 CET
Luke Black, winner of the Pesma Za Evroviziju final Boris Subotic / RTS
Serbia's national final 'Pesma Za Evroviziju' had its big finish on Saturday night - Luke Black will represent the country at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'Samo Mi Se Spava'.

Serbia's song for Liverpool was selected via its Pesma Za Evroviziju, which drew to its conclusion on Saturday 4 March after 2 semi finals happened earlier in the week, on Wednesday and Thursday, 1 and 2 March respectively. 

Saturday night's final had a strong lineup of 16 competitors. But in the end, it was only one ticket to Liverpool that could be handed out. Luke Black will represent Serbia in May with the song Samo Mi Se Spava.

Both a public vote and a jury vote was called upon on Saturday night to score the finalists. Once all entries had been performed, voting opened, with the public vote and the jury vote each accounting for 50% of the final scores.

Once those scores had been totted up, it emerged that Luke Black had the winning song with both the juries and the public. Samo Mi Se Spava is the song that Serbia is sending to Liverpool in May, to represent the country at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest. 

You can listen to all 16 songs that competed in Saturday night's Pesma Za Evroviziju right here.

Serbia will perform in the First Semi-Final at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.

Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007. Previously Serbia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia, as well as Serbia and Montenegro. The country won with its debut entry in 2007 and hosted the competition in the capital Belgrade the following year.

Serbia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia from 1961-1992 and then entered the contest as Serbia and Montenegro between 2004 and 2006. When Serbia won the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, it became only the second country to win the competition with a debut entry since Switzerland's victory at the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.

Serbia has enjoyed success in the Contest since its debut; it has only failed to qualify to the Grand Final 3 times, missing out on a spot in the Grand Final by a small margin on each occasion. 

 

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