Montenegro: Public voting will determine Eurovision 2019 act.
According to Montenegro’s Head of Delegation the next Eurovision act will be determined by the public’s votes
More light thrown on the Montenegrin national final details as the head of delegations elaborated on this year’s national selection. Namely, Nataša Baranin , the country’s HoD during a tv show on the national broadcaster RTCG revealed that the next Eurovision act will be for 2nd consecutive year determined by the public’s votes.
Before reaching the national final a special jury of experts will specify which acts will compete in the final. These candidates will be performing live in the eyes of the public which will have the final say to who will represent the country in Tel Aviv next May.
Answering to those asking why Montenegro must participate in the Eurovision Song Contest HoD replied:
It’s like asking whether you need to send a football team or a sports team, and you know that chances are not high enough to triumph or win a medal. The mission of the Public Service is to affirm domestic creativity, domestic authors, to carry that progress , so that we can not be provincialized.
Montenegro’s national broadcaster , RTCG , has opened the window for song submissions at the end of last month and for 30 days will be receiving the entries for the Eurovision 2019 national final.
The Eurovision Story So Far
Montengro 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 2018, the country after a lot of years of internal selections revived the national final of Montevizija, winner of which was Vanja Radovanovic , who flew to Lisbon with his song Inje, finishing in 16th place in the second semi final .
Stay tuned in the INFE Network for more news about the Montenegrin national selection process for Eurovision 2019 and updates on more Eurovision 2019 national selections.