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Tijana Bogićević to fly the Serbian flag in Kyiv

27 February 2017 at 22:00 CET
Tijana Bogićević will represent Serbia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Andreja Damjanovic
Tijana Bogićević has been selected by broadcaster RTS to represent Serbia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The singer, who is currently living and working in the United States, was a backing vocalist for Serbia's Nina Radojičić in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

When offered the opportunity to participate again, Tijana gladly accepted and described the Eurovision Song Contest as an invaluable experience.

Tijana's song for 2017, which will be released soon, has been written by an experienced and successful team; Borislav Milanov, Bo Persson, Johan Alkenas and Lisa Ann-Mari Linder. The four are producers, composers and founders of the group Symphonix Internatonal. As authors they have worked on numerous projects, and are no strangers to the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2014 they were part of Conchita's winning team with the song Rise Like A Phoenix and just last year they were part of Poli Genova's team of authors for If Love Was A Crime which finished fourth for Bulgaria in the Grand Final in Stockholm.

Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia previously 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.

Last year Serbia was represented by Sanja Vučić ZAA with the song Goodbye (Shelter). The country qualified for the Grand Final receiving 115 points.