Serbia confirms participation and opens submissions for JESC 2022!

The Serbian broadcaster RTS has confirmed the country’s participation at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Yerevan on December 11th. This will be ninth time in a row that Serbia is participating at the event and RTS have now revealed more details on the selecting process for this year’s entry.

If you want to submit a song that could represent Serbia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022, here’s what you need to know:

RTS are accepting submissions from today on, until the 15th of September. The songs need to be sent in via post, in the form of either a CD or a USB under the following postal address:

Radio Televizija Srbije
Zabavni program, Muzička redakcija
Takovska 10
11000 Beograd

All of the usual JESC rules apply, so at least 60% of the song must be in native language, it cannot be longer than 3 minutes and the performer must be between the age of 9 and 14.

A professional jury out of music editors from RTS will listen to all of the submitted songs. In case the jury finds enough entries to be of a high quality, they will organize a National Final to choose the Serbian entry. The voting system of that National Final will be announced at a later time. However, if there are not enough songs that appeal to the jury, the Serbian entry will be chosen internally, out of the best songs submitted. The broadcaster also leaves the possibility open to select a song that was not submitted, in case none of the submitted songs appeals to the RTS jury.

If the broadcaster decides to go for a National Final, it would be the first time since 2017 that the Serbian Junior Eurovision entry had not been selected internally.

Last year Serbia was represented by the duo Jovana & Dunja with the song “Children’s Eyes”, which finished in 13th place out of 19 participants. You can re-watch their performance here:

What would you like Serbia to bring to JESC this year? Do you maybe even consider applying a song for them? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on our social media profiles!

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