Back on the 1st of September, Serbia’s national broadcaster RTS started an open call for songs to compete in a televised national final, where Serbia’s entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest is going to be selected. This open call for songs was supposed to finish in two days’ time, but now RTS confirmed that the submission period has been extended until the 1st of December.
Ako želiš da tvoja kompozicija predstavlja Srbiju na Pesmi Evrovizije 2023, imaš još malo vremena.
Prijavi se ili javi svom omiljenom muzičaru da se što pre prijavi! 🎤🎶
Rok za prijave produžen je do — 1. decembra. ⏳ pic.twitter.com/kbHMOT295l
— RTS | Serbia ESC (@SerbiaESC) November 12, 2022
The rules include the following:
- Lyrics of the song must be written in the languages which are officially used in Republic of Serbia, while the singer should be Serbian citizen;
- The submission needs to include the name of the song, full lyrics, complete information of the author, singer, contact details, social networks, email, etc.
- Songs shouldn’t be published or performed before 1st of September 2022;
- No more than 6 performers are allowed, while the youngest one shouldn’t be younger than 16 on 1st of May 2023 because the final of Eurovision is expected to take place in May 2023;
Konstrakta won the re-branded Serbian national final “Pesma za Evroviziju” earlier this year, and went on to represent her country in Turin with “In Corpore Sano”. She brought Serbia back into the top 10 for the first time since 2015, and by finishing in 5th place brought Serbia their third best result ever in the Contest.