With the song ‘Kruna', Nevena Božović will represent Serbia this year. Nevena is set to perform 9th in the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 14 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
After a strong final of Beovizija 2019 on 3 March, Nevena Božović overcame 11 other competitors to win the show, and along with it, the right to represent Serbia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
On 30 April, Serbian broadcster RTS published a special version of Kruna: an English version called Eternal Light, performed by Nevena together with the RTS Symphony Orchestra.
No stranger to the Eurovision family, Nevena will be the country’s first solo artist to represent them at both the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the Eurovision Song Contest. She already represented Serbia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö as part of Moje 3. The group sang Ljubav Je Svuda and finished 11th in their Semi-Final, narrowly missing out on a place in the Grand Final.
Who is Nevena Božović?
Nevena was born in Kosovska Mitrovica on 15 June 1994. She completed elementary and high music school specialising in piano (Instrumental Music Department - piano) and gymnasium (socio-lingual sciences), and then she enrolled at the Music Academy at the age of 16.
This year, Nevena specialized in solfeggio at the Faculty of Music of the University of Belgrade. She has performed at many music festivals and competitions since her first Eurovision adventure at the age of 13. She finished in third place at the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Write to Me. In 2008 she was awarded a silver medal by the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, for the best voice in the Festival in Battipaglia, Italy and in 2009 she won the ‘Sunčane Skale’ Festival in Herceg Novi.
You can follow Nevena Božović on the following social media platforms:
Nevena Božović's song
Nevena will sing Kruna (Crown) at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The song was composed by Nevena Božović and Darko Dimitrov and she has written the track by herself.
The 12 finalists at Beovizija 2019 qualified from 2 semi-finals held days before the final. As well as delivering 6 qualifiers in each show, the semi-finals included special guest appearances from former Eurovision participants from across former Yugoslav states gave the audience and Eurovision fans from around some exciting appearances. Nevana won a tight battle in the jury voting, taking first place ahead of Sashka Janx in second and Wonder Strings and Ivana Vladović in third. She finished third in the televote to take a total of 20 points, enough to take first overall.
Serbia at Eurovision 2018
Last year, Serbia finished 19th in the Grand Final. Sanja Ilić & Balkanika received 113 points for their song Nova Deca.