Serbia has confirmed today their participation in the 20th Junior Eurovision Song Contest that will be held in Yerevan in December, making it the 14th country to confirm so.
Submissions for songs are open until 15th of September. According to the rules, depending on the number of songs submitted and the quality of them, a televised national final could be held to select their representative. Either option will be selected by a panel of experts designed by Serbian broadcaster RTS.
Serbian Broadcaster RTS will have the rights to make changes in the final compositions, in terms of music, lyrics, musical arrangements or even changing the performer(s). In case that none of the presented entries were considered good enough by the broadcaster, it could be possible for RTS to select a different song internally, even if this wasn’t submitted to them officially.
This will be Serbian’s 13th participation in the contest. Serbia debuted in the contest in 2006, and has been a regular contestant since then, only skipping the editions from 2011 to 2013. Their best result in the contest has been 3rd, which has been achieved twice, in 2007 with Nevena Božović, who would later take part twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 2013 as part of moje 3, not qualifying for the final, and in 2019 as a solo artists finishing 18th. Their second bronze medal was achieved in 2010 with Sonja Škorić and her song Čarobna noć. In the last few years Serbia has not been so successful and it hasn’t get passed 10th place. Last year in Paris they could only manage a 13th place with Jovana and Dunja’s Oči Deteta.