Fans were left disappointed when RTS, the country's state broadcaster, announced back in November that Serbia would not participate in Eurovision 2014. According to reports, there now appears to be a glimpse of hope as new commercial channel Nova TV is considering taking on the responsibility of organizing Serbia's participation in the event.
Yesterday, the eighteen acts that had been shortlisted by the regional broadcasters faced the Expert Check where the jury panel evaluated all the songs after listening to them performing live. Six of them have been chosen to go through to the national final.
There had been hopes that Serbia would eventually make it to Copenhagen this May. However, the country's state broadcaster, RTS, announced earlier today that they will not participate in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest citing financial reasons.
SRF and RTS have today announced the names of the hopefuls who join the ones announced by RSI last week and will take part in the next phase of the selection process. The 18 preselected acts will perform in front of the jury panel on November 30th in order to win a ticket to the national final.
There have been reports for some time that Serbia might be one of the countries withdrawing from the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. This scenario now appears less likely as the CEO of Radio Television of Serbia, Aleksandar Tijanić, publicly declared that it is the broadcaster's ‘obligation' to send a representative in Copenhagen next May.
The Swiss selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest is in full swing but the song submission period is different for each broadcaster. The deadline is near for RSI where the artists only have two days left to submit their songs, but on the same date SRF/RTR will begin accepting songs online.
Last night Serbia chose their song for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. The winner was selected by public televoting among five finalists from yesterday's semifinal. This year, Moje 3will represent Serbia with the song Ljubav Je Svuda.
Tonight, the song presentation named Evropska Pesma was held in Serbia. Several well-known names attended the show where Serbian high-hope Željko Joksimović presented his participating song, Synonym/Ljubav Nije Stvar for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
In a bit over 24 hours we'll know the Swiss representative who will compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku. Fourteen participants will be fighting a golden battle where also the very first winner Lys Assia makes a return. Let's get to know the Swiss participants.
The Swiss national final named Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow will be held in Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen on Saturday, the 10th of December. Fourteen participants will be fighting for the ticket of Baku. The very first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Lys Assia will also be attempting to represent her homeland once again.