Junior Eurovision 2022: Serbia
This year, Serbia will be represented at Junior Eurovision 2022 by Katarina Savić with the song ‘Svet bez granica’ (English: ‘World Without Borders’).
You can find details on the entry, the artist, comments from the Aussievision team and the history of Serbia at Junior Eurovision below.
The artist: Katarina Savić
Katarina Savić is a 13-year-old performer from Belgrade, Serbia.
Katarina enjoys singing and ballet, and is also known for playing the trombone. She has two pets: a cat named Leon and a frog named En. Her favourite artists are BTS, Taylor Swift, and Harry Styles.
Katarina has been featured on Telegraf, a Serbian music show, singing covers of old time classics like Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Summertime’ and Doris Day’s ‘Que Sera Sera,’ which showed off her trombone skills and jazzy alto voice.
The entry: ‘Svet bez granica’
Katarina Savić’s entry was selected from an open call. Serbian broadcaster RTS originally announced plans for a national selection show if there were enough jury-vetted entries, but instead internally selected ‘Svet bez granica’ (‘World Without Borders’). The music and lyrics were written by Ivana Dragićević. The song is fully in Serbian.
Comments from the Aussievision team
Oh what a beautiful surprise that Serbia has brought us this year. Gorgeous strings, an ethereal voice and then there is the trombone solo. Katarina has a charisma that shines throughout the video in spades, so I hope this comes through on stage. This song is sprinkled
with a bit of Balkan magic and I love it. ~ Hayley
There's something very wholesome about Serbia's entry this year. In amongst the high-energy pop songs sung by kids who feel like they're playing at being adults, Katarina Savić is content singing her lilting, unassuming melody and playing her trombone. The whole performance feels built around her in a really nice way - you get the sense that this is the sort of music that she enjoys and wants to perform. Is this the most competitive tune in the world? Perhaps not. But frankly, I sometimes wish that Junior Eurovision was a bit less competitive and focused more on showcasing its talented youngsters. Serbia does that this year, and for that it gets a big tick from me! ~ Teddy
Katarina’s vocals are really good! To me the melody sounds very similar to a past Eurovision winning song. The addition of the trombone will make this entry stand out! ~ Kyriakos
Serbia at Junior Eurovision
Serbia made their debut at Junior Eurovision as an independent nation in 2006, after having competed as a part of Serbia and Montenegro in 2005. Since then, they have competed twelve times, missing the Contest from 2011 to 2013. Their best result has been third place. They achieved that feat twice, first in 2007 with Nevena Božović (who then went on to represent Serbia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 and 2019) and in 2010 with Sonja Skoric.
Serbia are yet to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Could 2022 be their year?
Junior Eurovision 2022 will be held in Yerevan on December 11, 2022 (December 12, 2022 in Australia).
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