Tijana Bogicevic will be belting out a fairly dull pop number which starts relatively brightly and then goes nowhere slowly. No doubt she'll be leaving it all on stage and not be bothering the consequences. It's here
'16 sees the regular sighting of the peculiar Serb female, this year in the form of Sanja Vucic ZAA with "Goodbye (Shelter)". She's a capable glam pub singer with added head wobble, which is both entertaining and off-putting in equal measure. Typical Serb really. It's here
They are back in it in 2015 with a song for all those misfits out there... Big boned Bojana Stamenov will be pushing out that high waistline and blasting out an upbeat number called "Beauty Never Lies". It's very average and its here
Even Serbia aren't in it this year, so no vague sounds from the Balkans of mild racism in 2014
3 young talent show ladies who have no discernible vocal talents will be gyrating awkwardly in 2013. Moje 3 will be performing "Ljubav je Svuda" and it's here
As with his 2nd place finish in 2004, Zeljko's song in 2012 can be described as "woodwind-tastic, violin-filled, dry-ice heavy, Balkan-bonanza". Nothing seems to have changed in Mr Joksimovic's world in the last 8 years. Learn about him here
The bleached blond look continues to be all the rave in Serbia. 2011 sees Nina singing "Magical", a full on 1960's Eurosong effort in a mini dress, but thankfully without Lulu. Learn about it here. I like it
A diverse looking nation, Serbia are repesented by Kala from Flash Gordon in 2010, with a mildly freaky effort called "Ovo je Balkan". Learn about it here

The Tourist Guide says

"It all began six thousand years BC. In Lepenski Vir, on the Danube, our distant ancestors decided to stop and think, and settle down. At this world famous archaeological site, stone sculptures, the first representations of life-size human beings were discovered. Ever since then, everything is made to order, to fit the human beings in these parts. The Republic of Serbia, together with the Republic of Montenegro, is a constituent part of The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. It contains two autonomous provinces: Vojvodina and Kosovo and Metohija. Belgrade is the capital city.
With a population of two millions, it is the administrative, economic and cultural heart of Serbia and Yugoslavia.
The Republic of Serbia is a democratic state of all citizens who live on its territory. Its history and achievements make it an integral part of contemporary civilization and the international community."


"Which city would have its tourist office print things like 'fortunately, more than half of the two million inhabitants (of Belgrade) are beautiful, clever and unpredictable women - you must have heard of them.'
Belgrade may not be as pretty as Sarajevo or have the shopping possibilities of Budapest, but it does have a beautiful setting on hills next to the Sava and Danube rivers, a pleasant centre crowned by a magnificent fortress and park, and most of all, charming and outgoing people. Belgrade sometimes reminds the traveller of Budapest, sometimes of Bucharest or Istanbul, and will be sure to rub off some of it's grimy charm on you."

Men in Serbia are lining up to have electric shocks delivered to their testicles as part of a new contraceptive treatment.
Serbian fertility expert Dr Sava Bojovic, who runs one of the clinics offering the service, said the small electric shock makes men temporarily infertile by stunning their sperm into a state of immobility.
He said: "We attach electrodes to either side of the testicles and send low electricity currents flowing through them.
"This stuns the sperm, effectively putting them to sleep for up to 10 days, which means couples can have sex without fear of getting pregnant.
"The method does not kill the sperm permanently and it does not affect the patient's health."
Dr Bojovic added patients were now lining up at his fertility clinic in Novi Banovci for the shock treatment, as it had none of the problems attached to using condoms, the male pill or having a vasectomy.
He added: "We are hoping to have a small battery powered version on sale in the shops in time for Xmas."
Paramedics in Serbia dropped off a sick pensioner at the wrong house after hospital treatment and put him to bed.
Radomir Rakovic came home in the evening and found 77-year-old Stojadin Andjelkovic in his bed in Farkadzin, northern Serbia.
"I thought he was a tramp or a burglar or something and so I tried to make him leave. But he wasn't well and couldn't move," said Rakovic.
After calling police it was revealed the old man had been left there by paramedics from the local Zrenjanin hospital, who had mixed up his address, when taking him back home after a hospital appointment.
They said they had knocked on the door and when nobody answered had found a key under the mat and simply put him to bed.
They apologised to both men before taking Andjelkovic to the right home two miles away, local daily Blic reported.

A Serbian man needed emergency surgery after he had sex with a hedgehog on a witchdoctor's advice. Zoran Nikolovic, 35, from Belgrade, says the witchdoctor told him it would cure his premature ejaculation.
But he ended up in an operating theatre after the hedgehog's needles left his penis severely lacerated. A hospital spokesman said: "The animal was apparently unhurt and the patient came off much worse from the encounter. We have managed to repair the damage to his penis."

A Serbian tie maker is planning to launch a new range of penis cravats for the man who has everything.
Designer Neven Vrgoc said: "The ties are of a special shape and do not go around the neck of the man, but around his member.
"I hope male customers will buy them to create a good impression on a first date, or women might present them to men when they have been totally satisfied.
"There will also be a special certificate of excellence that will go with the tie and on which the woman will be able to fill out details of the individual's performance."
Vrgoc, who claims Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton and Jacques Chirac are among his clients, said he was preparing a promotional campaign for his penis ties.

A Serbian man who rode off on his bicycle to Romania in anger after a row with his wife has been arrested for crossing the border illegally. The 46-year-old, named only as Rudolf M, says all he wanted was to get as far away from his wife as possible but could now face a jail term.
He was arrested just after he crossed the border with Romania, roughly 20 miles from his home town of Kanjia, Serbia.
He told police: "All I wanted to do was put at least one border between me and her."

"Serbia's deputy culture minister has admitted sending agents to steal a shaving from waxworks at Madame Tussaud's in London.
Vladimir Tomcic wanted to ensure that his country's wax museum could be as good as the top London attraction.
But he says the agents went too far and snapped off two whole fingers rather than the small scraping of wax he had asked for.
Tomcic, who owns the new Serbian wax museum, said: "I think they misunderstood me and took two whole fingers instead."
He believes the fingers may have been stolen from a statue of Churchill, Roosevelt or Stalin.
Serbian political analyst Miroslav Lazanski fears the theft could have severe political consequences: "Moves like this one will not help Serbia on its way to joining the European Union," he said.
But a Madame Tussaud's spokeswoman said the 'theft' would not cause a diplomatic incident.
Diane Moon said: "They only needed to ask. We would have happily given them a finger."

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Life expectancy

70.78 men 76.89 women
Airports 45
Radios 296 per 1,000 people
Internet Users 75.2 per 10,000 people
Railway Network 2,478 miles
Death Penalty retained and used for ordinary crimes