Montenegro: It’s final! RTCG confirms Eurovision 2020 withdrawal
Sad news for the Eurovision fans as the Montenegrin national broadcaster has confirmed that Montenegro will not take part at the next edition of Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next May.
RTCG, has confimred to ESCToday that the country will not participate in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in The Netherlands. Although Montenegro had submitted a preliminary application , eventually it decided to withdraw from the next competition.
According to ESCToday’s report the broadcaster made efforts to meet the requirements until the last moment. EBU even gave to RTCG an extension after the 10 October deadline in order have more time to fulfill the requirements but eventually failed to do so. This is Montenegro’s thrid time it’s missing out an edition as the country was absent in 2010 and 2011 too.
The Eurovision Story so far
Montenegro made its debut in the contest in 2007 as an independed country. It particpated until 2010 when it decided to withdraw due to financial reasons. In 2012 the country made its Eurovision comeback. In 2014 Sergej Ćetković and his song Moj svijet represented the country and achieved for the first time to qualify to the Grand final, ending in 19th place. One year later Knez with his entry Adio scored the country’s best result by finishing 13th in the Grand final. In 2017 Slavko Kalezić, finished 16th in the semi final with the song Space.
In 2019 D Mol were crowned the winners of Montevizija 2019 , the country’s national final, and went on represeting Montenegro in Tel Aviv with their entry “Heaven”. Unfortunately for a fourth consecutive year the country didn’t make it to the final.