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Teya Dora will head to Malmö for Serbia with 'Ramonda'

03 March 2024 at 00:35 CET
TEYA DORA is representing Serbia at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Marko Suvic
'Ramonda' has won 'Pesma za Evroviziju' and Serbia has its entry to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest - we'll be watching Teya Dora perform in Malmö.

We got to enjoy a grade-A evening in Belgrade (a Belgrade-A evening?) on Saturday, as Pesma za Evroviziju had its much-anticipated final take place. 

The Serbian song contest had 16 entries competing in the hopes of being declared the 2024 winner of Pesma za Evroviziju, the country's pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Ultimately, the song Ramonda was the well-deserved victor on the night, thanks to a spellbinding performance by Teya Dora.

Dragana Kosjerina and Slaven Došlo hosted us for the evening, and we also got to enjoy guest performances from a man who is by now Eurovision Song Contest royalty - Željko Joksimović. 

Voting on the night was done via a public vote and a jury vote, with each contributing 50% of the scores in deciding the Pesma za Evroviziju winner.

When the scores of  Pesma za Evroviziju were announced, we got to see that Ramonda had been given the maximum 12 points from the jury vote, and a further 10 points from the public vote.

Teya Dora will now have the honour of flying the Serbian flag proudly in Malmö, as she represents the Balkan country at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. 

Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. The country won with its debut entry Molitva and hosted the Contest 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 Eurovision Song Contest 2007, 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 managed to qualify for the Grand Final on almost all of its 15 participations, aside from on three occasions. But on these three attempts, it either finished in 11th place in its Semi-Final, or in 10th place. 

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The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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