Montenegro’s national broadcaster, RTCG , has cleared out that it will not return in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.

Sad news for the Montenegrin Eurovision fans, as the Balkan country has decided that they will be returning to Eurovision in 2021. RTCG has confirmed to ESCToday that they will not be partcipating in Eurovision 2021 , which will be the second successive year out of the competition.

Therefore Montenegro joins countires like Bosnia, Moncao , Andorra and Luxembourg that will not return to the contest despite their past participations .

 

The Eurovision Story so far

Montenegro made its first appearance in the contest as an independed country in ESC 2007. It took part until 2010 when it decided to withdraw due to financial issues. In 2012 the country made its Eurovision return to the competition . In 2014 Sergej Ćetković and his song Moj svijet represented the country and achieved for the first time to qualify to the Grand final, where it finished 19th .

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 failing to qualify to the Grand final.

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 reach the Grand final.

 

news source: ESCToday

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