Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

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For Serbia and Montenegro's most recent participation, see Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.
Serbia and Montenegro
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Member station RTS
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National selection events Evropesma
Appearances
Appearances 2
First appearance 2004
Last appearance 2005
Best result 2nd: 2004
Worst result 7th: 2005
External links
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Željko Joksimović at Istanbul (2004)

Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, from 2004 (see Eurovision 2004). This entry was a success, the country finishing second with the performance of Željko Joksimović. In 2005, the second performance fared 7th, courtesy of the band No Name from Podgorica, Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro is one of the few countries that have sent all the songs in one of the official languages.

Serbia and Montenegro had been sent to take part in the 2003. However they were unable to take part after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) decided that too many countries would be relegated if the country took part.[1] RTS held a contest – Beovizija 2003 – to be used as a "rehearsal" for next years Eurovision selection, held between 12–14 April. The winner was Toše Proeski with "Čija si" – Proeski would go on to represent his home country Macedonia the following year.

No Name were close to becoming the national entry once more, for the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, however since their 2005 win of the national qualifier had been disputed due to tactical voting by the Radio-Television of Montenegro jury, and since the 2006 vote saw a repeat of this, the UJRT, the national union of broadcasters, did not reach an agreement on sending them to the contest again. On 20 March 2006, Serbia and Montenegro officially withdrew from the ESC. The country did however participate in the final voting for the winner. The Eurovision semifinal was not broadcast in Montenegro in 2006, and so the votes from Serbia & Montenegro, were actually from Serbia alone.

Both countries sent separate entries to the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, after the Montenegrin referendum on independence and dissolution of the state union in June 2006. Montenegro made their debut as independent state and sent Stevan Faddy, and Serbia sent Marija Šerifović that brought the trophy to Serbia for the first time in their Eurovision history.

Contestants[edit]

For contestants prior to 2004, see Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2004 Željko Joksimović Serbian "Lane moje" (Лане моје) 2 263 1 263
2005 No Name Montenegrin "Zauvijek moja" (Заувијек моја) 7 137 Top 12 Previous Year
2006 No Name Montenegrin "Moja Ljubavi" (Moja Љyбaви)
Withdrew1
  • Even though Serbia and Montenegro did not send an entry to the 2006 contest, they were already entered into the Semi-Final by the EBU due to not pulling out of the contest early enough. Therefore pulling out too late meant Serbia and Montenegro had automatically been placed 24th (last) in a contest they did not compete in.[2]
NOTES:
1. ^ Serbia and Montenegro withdrew from the 2006 contest on 20 March 2006, due to the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006. However the EBU granted them permission to participate in the semi-final and final voting. The Eurovision semifinal was not broadcast in Montenegro in 2006, and so the votes from Serbia and Montenegro, were actually from Serbia alone.
2. If a country won the previous year, they did not have to compete in Semi Finals, or back in the early 2005-2007 era, countries who done well did not have to compete in Semi Finals the following year. The top ten non-Big four along with the Big four countries automatically qualified, for example, if Germany and France placed inside the top 10, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with everyone within the top 10.

Voting history[edit]

Serbia and Montenegro withdrew from the 2006 contest, but still was allowed to vote. Between 2004 and 2006, Serbia and Montenegro's voting history is as follows:

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

Further information: Marcel Bezençon Awards

Press Award

Year Song Performer Final Result Points Host city
2004 "Lane moje" (Лане моје) Željko Joksimović 2nd 263 Istanbul

Composer Award

Year Song Composer(s)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
Performer Final
Result
Points Host city
2005 "Zauvijek moja" Slaven Knezović (m) and Milan Perić (l) No Name 7th 137 Kiev

Commentators[edit]

Jovana Janković represented votes of Serbia and Montenegro during the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Year(s) Serbian commentator Dual Serbian commentator Spokesperson Montenegran commentator Dual Montenegran commentator Trio Montenegran commentator
1992 Mladen Popović No Dual Commentator Veselin Mrđen No broadcast No broadcast No broadcast
1993 Extra Nena Serbia and Montenegro did not participate
1994 No Dual Commentator
1995 Sanja Damić Enver Petrovci
1996 No broadcast No broadcast
1997 Boško Negovanović Bebi Dol
1998 Mladen Popović Radoš Bajić
1999 No broadcast No broadcast
2000 Tanja Zeljković Radoš Bajić
2001 Boško Negovanović No Dual Commentator
2002 Mladen Popović
2003 Duška Vučinić-Lučić
2004 Nataša Miljković Dražen Bauković Tamara Ivanković No trio Commentator
2005 Nina Radulović Danijel Popović
2006 Jovana Janković No trio Commentator

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