Another country has just joined the line-up for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place on November 26 in Tbilisi (Georgia). Serbia is the seventh country officially confirming participation for the 2017 edition. RTS is back to an open selection to choose entrant for Junior Eurovision after having selected internally the last few years.
“The objective of an open selection procedure for Junior Eurovision 2017 is to develop and promote the musical creativity among our youngsters” stated RTS regarding this decision.
All interested candidates can submit their applications until the 15th of August following the rules published by the broadcaster. To name a few:
- The contestant must be aged 9-14 as of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest day (26 November) and be a citizen of Serbia.
- A singer, musician or dancer featured in the performance must be the author of the song lyrics and/or music and/or arrangement and can be assisted by music professionals and other experts in creating the lyrics, music and arrangement. The mentioned professionals must also be Serbian citizens.
- The performance must feature up to 6 people on stage.
- The song must have a duration up to 3.00 minutes.
- The song must be written in Serbian or any other official language from the country.
- The song mustn’t have been made publish before May 1, 2017.
- The full set of rules can be found here (In Serbian).
According to RTS, the winner will be the one with the most points from a jury panel, so it is likely to be chosen after internal live auditions which won’t be broadcast on TV.
These are the countries that have officially confirmed participation for Junior Eurovision 2017:
- Russia: Polina Bogushevich – Wings
- The Netherlands
Last year Serbia was represented by Dunja Jelicic and the song U La La La, she finished in the last place.
Are you happy to see Serbia competing at Junior Eurovision 2017?