Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia was the first non-Western country to participate in the Song Contest in 1961. This was part of the 'third way' politics of Tito, the then ruler: Yugoslavia was communist, but maintained relations with both the East and the West. Until 1992 - when Yugoslavia had collapsed after years of Balkan Wars - the country organized a national preliminary round in which the various republics that made up Yugoslavia participated. The Yugoslavian entries performed eleven times in Croatian, six times in Serbian, four times in Bosnian, four times in Slovenian and twice in Montenegrin. The Macedonians never saw their language represented, nor did the inhabitants of the provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina.

From 1977 to 1980, the country temporarily withdrew because of poor results, but the broadcaster received so many requests to reverse the decision that it continued its participation. In 1983 Daniel Popovic finished fourth but scored a huge European summer hit with his Džuli. In 1989 followed the first and only Yugoslavian victory, with Rock me from the group Riva. The following year, the festival was organised in Zagreb, an edition that is still known as one of the most chaotic ever, with problems with the scoring system and a backing track that didn't start.

After 1993 the former Yugoslav republics began to participate in the contest independently, although Serbia and Montenegro participated for a while as Serbia-Montenegro. Kosovo’s participation is still awaited.

(T: Dominic Manley)

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Entries

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Extra NenaLjubim te pesmama
(Radivoje Radivojević/Gale Janković)
13th
44
Baby DollBrazil
(Zoran Vracević/Dragana Šarić)
21st
1
TajčiHajde da ludujemo
(Zrinko Tutić/Alka Vuica)
7th
81
RivaRock me
(Rajko Dujmić/Stevo Cvikić)
1st
137
Srebrna KrilaMangup
(Rajko Dujmić/Stevo Cvikić)
6th
87
Novi FosiliJa sam za ples
(Rajko Dujmić/Stevo Cvikić)
4th
92
Doris DragovićŽeljo moja
(Zrinko Tutić)
11th
49
Vlado & IsoldaCiao, amore
(Slobodan Bućevac/Milan Perić)
18th
26
DanijelDžuli
(Daniel Popović/Mario Mihaljević/Rajko Simunović)
4th
125
AskaHalo, halo
(Aleksandar Sanja Ilić/Miro Zec)
14th
21
Seid Memić VajtaLejla
(Ranko Boban)
15th
35
AmbasadoriNe mogu skriti svoju bol
(Slobodan Vujović/Slobodan Đurašović)
17th
10
Pepel In KriDan ljubezni
(Tadej Hrušovar/Dušan Velkaverh)
13th
22
KorniGeneracija '42
(Kornelije Kovač)
12th
6
Zdravko ČolićGori vatra
(Kemal Monteno)
15th
65
TerezaMuzika i ti
(Nikica Kalogjera/Ivan Krajač)
9th
87
Krunoslav SlabinacTvoj dječak je tužan
(Ivan Krajač/Zvonimir Golob)
14th
68
Eva SršenPridi, dala ti bom cvet
(Mojmir Sepe/Dušan Velkaverh)
11th
4
Ivan & 4MPozdrav svijetu
(Milan Lentić)
13th
5
Luciano Kapurso & Hamo HajdarhodžićJedan dan
(Đelo Jusić/Stipica Kalogjera/Stijepo Stražičić)
7th
8
Lado LeskovarVse rože sveta
(Urban Koder/Milan Lindič)
8th
7
Berta AmbrožBres bezed
(Mojmir Sepe/Elza Budau)
7th
9
Vice VukovČežnja
(Julio Marić/Žarko Roje)
12th
2
Sabahudin KurtŽivot je sklopio krug
(Srđan Matijević/Stevan Raičković)
13th
0
Vice VukovBrodovi
(Mario Nardelli)
11th
3
Lola NovakovićNe pali svetlo u sumrak
(Jože Privšek/Drago Britvić)
4th
10
Ljiljana PetrovićNeke davne zvezde
(Jože Privšek/Miroslav Antić)
8th
9

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