Since its debut in 2007 Serbia has participated ten times, before it has participated as part of Yugoslavia (1961 – 1992) and as Serbia and Montenegro (2004–2006).
Serbia won the contest on its debut as an Independent country in 2007, with Marija Šerifović and the song Molitva. The second best result for the country is a third place in 2012 with Željko Joksimović and the song Nije ljubav stvar.
This year the country will be represented by the band Sanja Ilić & Balkanika with the song Nova deca.
Originally the band consisted of nine musicians, 6 instrumentalists, one male, and two female vocals. They were later joined by two trumpeters and one female vocalist.
The musical style of Balkanika is an original sound combined with elements of world music based on the powerful native rhythm of the Balkans.