Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
Flag
Member station RTCG
National selection events MontenegroSong
Appearances
Appearances 5 (0 finals)
First appearance 2007
Best result 11th SF: 2009 SF
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.

Despite having participated five times already, Montenegro's entrants, next to those of other three countries (Andorra, Czech Republic and San Marino); have never qualified from the semifinals. Hence, they have never performed in a Eurovision final.

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 so far only managing poor results without qualifying for the final. 2009 saw the country's best result with an 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, owing to financial difficulties at the broadcaster.[1]

RTCG submitted an application for the 2011 contest, which will be 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. 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.[2]

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.

Contestants[edit]

Table key

     Winner
     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify for the final
     Did not compete or was relegated
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2007 Stevan Faddy Montenegrin "'Ajde, kroči"
Failed to qualify
22 33
2008 Stefan Filipović Montenegrin "Zauvijek volim te"
Failed to qualify
14 23
2009 Andrea Demirović English "Just Get Out of My Life"
Failed to qualify
11 44
2012 Rambo Amadeus English, Serbian, German "Euro Neuro"
Failed to qualify
15 20
2013 Who See Montenegrin "Igranka"
Failed to qualify
12 41
2014 Sergej Ćetković Montenegrin "Moj svijet"

Voting history[edit]

As of 2013, Montenergo's voting history is as follows:

12 Points[edit]

Table key

     Winner - Montenegro gave 12 points to a winning song / Montenegro won the contest.
     Second place - Montenegro gave 12 points to a runner-up song / Montenegro was runner-up in the contest.
     Third place - Montenegro gave 12 points to a third place song / Montenegro came third in the contest.
     Qualified - Montenegro gave 12 points to a song that qualified to the Grand Finals / Montenegro qualified to the Grand Finals.
     Non-qualified - Montenegro gave 12 points to a song that did not qualify to the Grand Finals / Montenegro did not qualify to the Grand Finals.
Year Given Received
Final Semi Final Semi
2007  Serbia  Serbia Did not Qualify
None
2008  Serbia  Bosnia and Herzegovina Did not Qualify  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2009  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina Did not Qualify
None
2011 Did not Participate
2011
2012  Serbia  Albania Did not Qualify  Albania
2013  Azerbaijan  Ukraine Did not Qualify  Serbia

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Vidak Latković
2008 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Nina Radulović
2009 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Jovana Vukčević
2010 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Montenegro did not participate
2011 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Montenegro did not participate
2012 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Marija Marković
2013 Sonja Savović and Sanja Pejović Ivana Sebek

Photogallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2009-11-17). "Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (2011-11-30). "Montenegro confirms for baku". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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