ESCBEAT attended “Israel Calling 2023“.
As part of our participation, we have had the opportunity to interview several artists.
This time, we had the honor to meet Luke Black who will represent Serbia at Eurovision 2023.
We talked about eas inspired him to submit a song for the Serbian selection.
Luke talked about his special relationship with Konstrakta (Serbia, Eurovision 2022), and of course about the special message behind “Samo Mi Se Spava”.
About Luke Black
Luka Ivanović (better known as Luke Black) is a 30 year old Serbian singer-songwriter and producer. After finishing high school, he moved from Čačak to Belgrade where he moved to study English and Literature. Luke gave his first public performance at “Gruvlend Festival” in 2014.
He has received the attention of Universal Music. Right after that, he signed a contract with the company and became the first Serbian pop singer to sign a contract with an international label.
Before he started working with Universal Music, the singer released his debut single in 2014 – “Nebula Lullaby“.
So far, the singer has released 6 EPs:
- Thorns – 2015
- D-Generation – 2015
- Holding On To Love (Remix EP) – 2015
- Demons (Remix EP) – 2017
- Neoslavic – 2018
- F 23.8 – 2023
In August 2021, ESCBEAT included Luke Black in the Wishlist to represent Serbia at Eurovision.
The wish was fulfilled in less than 2 years afterwards.
In 2023, Luke participated in “Pesma za Evroviziju 23“.
He won the selection with “Samo Mi Se Spava”:
Serbia will compete in the first half of semi-final 1 at Eurovision 2023.
Serbia is set to perform in 3rd position after Malta and before Latvia.
Don’t forget to visit our full guide to Eurovision 2023: Our Eurovision 2023 homepage