Montenegro: RTCG confirms preliminary interest for Eurovision 2020
Montengro has submitted preliminary application for participating in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next May in The Netherlands.
The Montenegrin national broadcaster, RTCG , has confirmed to ESCToday that it has made the first step for the country’s participation in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, by submitting the preliminary application of interest to EBU. The final decision for participation will follow the days to come.
Notable that all countries have the right to submit initially an application of interest to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest up to September 16 and reserve the right to withdraw it or confirm their participation without facing any penalty until October 10.
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.