Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, from 2004. This entry was a success, with the country finishing second with the performance of Željko Joksimović. In 2005, the second performance finished 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.
Yugoslavia has been participating in the Eurovision ever since 1961 (5 years after its creation)[clarification needed] when it debuted along Spain and Finland becoming the 14th participant. The best result occurred in 1989 when it won with "Rock Me" by Riva. Yugoslavia participated regularly until 1992 missing only the editions between 1977 and 1980 and the one in 1985.
In 1992 it competed representing FR Yugoslavia formed by Serbia and Montenegro. FR Yugoslavia was banned from participating in the 1993 edition due to UN sanctions and Yugoslav wars. This marked a decade-long absence from the contest.
Serbia and Montenegro had sent an application 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. 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 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, 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 Eurovision Song Contest 2006. 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 in their debuting Eurovision participation.
- Table key
|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[a]|
|Withdrew from the competition, but still voteda|
- 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.
- a. ^ Serbia and Montenegro intended to send "Moja ljubavi" by No Name but withdrew from the 2006 contest on 20 March 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.
- b. 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.
Marcel Bezençon Awards
|Year||Song||Performer||Final Result||Points||Host city|
|2004||"Lane moje" (Лане моје)||Željko Joksimović||2nd||263||Istanbul|
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
|2005||"Zauvijek moja"||Slaven Knezović (m) and Milan Perić (l)||No Name||7th||137||Kiev|
|Year(s)||Serbian commentator||Montenegran commentator||Spokesperson|
|2003||Mladen Popović||No broadcast||Did not participate|
|2004||Duška Vučinić-Lučić||Dražen Bauković and
Tamara Ivanković and
|2006||Dražen Bauković and
- Evrop(j)esma: details about the national pre-selections 2004-2006.
- Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
- Serbia and Montenegro in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- Serbia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- Montenegro in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- According to the then-Eurovision rules, the top ten non-Big Four countries from the previous year along with the Big Four automatically qualified for the Grand Final without having to compete in semi-finals. For example, if Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with all countries ranked in the top ten.
- Bakker, Sietse (2002-11-27). "No new countries at next Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
- Points to and from Serbia and Montenegro eurovisioncovers.co.uk