Serbian broadcaster RTS, has confirmed their participation at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in addition to that they opened the submissions for the contest. The expert jury will be the one to decide the representative of Serbia at the show. The deadline to send the song is 20th of September and in case that not a single submission meets the expectations required by RTS they reserve the right to choose both the song and the singer no matter the submitted entries.
Some of the requirements include:
The duration of the song should be from 2:30 to 3 minutes;
Song should be written in the languages which are in the official use in Serbia;
The music and the song shouldn’t have been publicly released prior to 1st of May 2021;
Maximum number of performers at the stage is six;
The age of the participant should be from 9 to 14;
The author and performer should be citizen or resident of Serbia.
You can check the rest of the rules HERE.
This will be the 13th appearance of Serbia at the contest and their best results include 3rd place on two occasion in 2007 with “Piši mi” by Nevena Božović who later competed at Eurovision 2013 as member of Moje 3 with “Ljubav je Svuda” and at Eurovision 2019 as a soloist with “Kruna” and they ended on third place on JESC 2010 with “Čarobna Noć” by Sonja Škorić. Last year Serbia ended the show on 11th place for the first time the country was represented by a male soloist, Petar Aničić who performed the song “Heartbeat” you can check his performance below.
The countries which confirmed their participation at Junior Eurovision 2021 so far are Spain, Ukraine, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Russia, Ireland ,Georgia. Poland and Portugal who has also selected their entrant for the contest.Albania is expected to make their decision soon while broadcasters from Slovenia, Romania, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Moldova, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Iceland, Bulgaria, Norway, Finland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales, Czech Republic as well as Belgian broadcasters VRT and RTBF confirmed they won’t be taking part at the show. The contest will take place on 19th of December in Paris .
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