Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

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For Montenegro's most recent participation, see Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
Flag
Member station RTCG
National selection events MontenegroSong
(2007-2008)
Internal Selection
(2009, 2012–)
Appearances
Appearances 6 (1 final)
First appearance 2007
Best result 19th: 2014
Worst result 22nd SF: 2007 SF
External links
RTCG page
Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro's page at Eurovision.tv

Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Previously it participated as part of Yugoslavia (both the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1991 and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992) and Serbia and Montenegro (from 2004 to 2006). The 2005 entrants from Serbia and Montenegro, No Name, were from Montenegro, as were the 1983 and 1984 entrants for Yugoslavia.

History[edit]

Since Montenegro became an independent state on 21 May 2006, the nation has continuously taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country made its solo debut in the 2007 contest and so far has only managed poor results with only qualifying once for the grand final. 2009 saw the country's second best result to date finishing 11th place in the first semi-final but it still was not enough to secure them a place in the final.

In November 2009 RTCG announced that Montenegro would withdraw from the 2010 contest, due to financial difficulties at the broadcaster.[1]

RTCG submitted an application for the 2011 contest, which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The potential representative for Montenegro would have been required to find sponsors to fund their participation in Germany themselves, but in December 2010 Montenegro decided not to participate in the contest on financial grounds.[2] On 20 November 2011 the head of RTCG revealed that Montenegro would participate in the 2012 contest to be held in Baku; he also went on to say that he saw Montenegro at every Eurovision Song Contest to come.[3]

For the next years after 2007, Montenegro have been starting the first semi-final for three years in a row until 2013 when they were allocated to the second half of the first semi-final.

In 2014, Montenegro qualified for the Grand Final for the first time in its history with Sergej Ćetković's "Moj svijet".

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2007 Stevan Faddy Montenegrin "'Ajde, kroči"
('Ајде, крочи)
Failed to qualify 22 33
2008 Stefan Filipović Montenegrin "Zauvijek volim te"
(Заувијек волим те)
Failed to qualify 14 23
2009 Andrea Demirović English "Just Get Out of My Life" Failed to qualify 11 44
Did not participate between 2010 and 2011
2012 Rambo Amadeus English1 "Euro Neuro" Failed to qualify 15 20
2013 Who See Montenegrin "Igranka"
(Игранка)
Failed to qualify 12 41
2014 Sergej Ćetković Montenegrin "Moj svijet"
(Мој свијет)
19 37 7 63
2015
1. ^ Contains some phrases in Montenegrin and German.

Voting history[edit]

As of 2014, Montenegro's voting history is as follows:

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Vidak Latković
2008 Nina Radulović
2009 Jovana Vukčević
2010 Montenegro did not participate
2011 No broadcast
2012 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Marija Marković
2013 Ivana Sebek
2014 Tijana Mišković

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2009-11-17). "Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (2009-12-23). "Montenegro officially out of Eurovision 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (2011-11-30). "Montenegro confirms for Baku". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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