Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Montenegro
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Singer: 12 December 2011
Song Presentation: 15 March 2012
Selected entrant Rambo Amadeus
Selected song "Euro Neuro"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (15th, 20 points)
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Montenegrin entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG. Rambo Amadeus represented Montenegro with the song "Euro Neuro", which failed to qualify from the first semi-final, achieving 15th place with 20 points.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Since entering the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, Montenegro have failed to make it to the Eurovision final, with their best result at the 2009 semi-final finishing in 11th place. Due to financial difficulties in November 2009 RTCG announced that Montenegro would not participate at the 2010 Contest.[3] They didn't participate at the 2011 Contest either, but on 20 November 2011, the head of RTCG Branko Vojičić, had announced that Montenegro would return for the 2012 Contest and confirmed it ten days later.[4]

Announcement[edit]

On 12 December 2011, RTCG announced that Rambo Amadeus will represent Montenegro in Baku.[5]

At Eurovision[edit]

During the Semi-Final Allocation draw which was held on 25 January 2012, it was announced Montenegro were scheduled to compete on the first half of the first semi-final on 22 May.[6] On 20 March 2012 the Running Order draw was held, which determined the order of which the participants performed. Montenegro is set to perform 1st on the first semi-final.[7]

That was the third time when Montenegro perform number 1 at the first semifinal. The last times were in 2008 and 2009. Montenegro got the 15th place with only 20 points from San Marino and Albania. Albania had 100% jury that night and the Albanian jury give Montenegro 12 points and the San Marino gave 8 points. Public vote gave Montenegro 24 points and the 14th place but the jury gave 28 points and the16th place

Points Awarded by Montenegro[edit]

Points Awarded to Montenegro (Semi-final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Semi-Final (1)". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (29 January 2012). "Rambo Amadeus to sing "Euro-Neuro" for Montenegro". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Montenegro withdraw from the 2010 Contest
  4. ^ Montenegro Confirms For Baku
  5. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (12 December 2011). "Montenegro: RTCG selects Rambo Amadeus for Baku!". ESCToday. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". EscToday.com. 
  7. ^ "Results of the 2012 Running Order draw revealed!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 20 March 2012.