Serbia – Serbian media and social media is rife with the news today that Serbian pop star Jelena Karleusa may be selected internally by national broadcaster RTS this year. It was rumoured last year the broadcaster had approached her but it was unclear if she refused as she did not want to face a national selection or because she could not sing her own song. The Serbian news site Srbija Danas now says it is a done deal for this year RTS will formally approach Jelena to tie up a deal before February.
Jelena is a huge star in Serbia selling hundreds of thousands of records over a 20 year career, and seeing out large area venues. She is also a large supporter of LGBT rights and has spoken of her desire to perform at Eurovision in the past. She is often known as the Lady Gaga of the Balkans.
Jelena herself has fuelled the rumours by tweeting reports about the new stories and Eurovision winner Marija Serifovic has also tweeted asking what people think about it. Surely it would be douze points from all of the former Yugoslavian states with the right song? Let us know what you think and if Serbia should send Jelena to Stockholm.