Montenegro: RTCG unveils the five Montevizija 2019 finalists
The national broadcaster of Montenegro, RTCG, unveiled today the five finalists of Montevizija 2019, the national final format through which the country will determine its Eurovision 2019 act.
A five member special jury panel, formed by Vladimir Maras (composers – head of the jury panel), Aleksandra Vojvodić Jovović (Master of Music and Opera Soloists), Branka Banović (Editorial office of the music program of RTCG), Mihailo Radonjić (composer) and Slobodan Bučevac (composer), evaluated the submitted the entries submitted and shortlisted them down to 5 acts who will compete in the final of Montevizija 2019.
THE NATIONAL FINAL CONTESTANTS
The five national final competitors are :
- Nina Petković – Uzmi ili ostavi (Music: Bojan Momčilović and Zoran Radonjić – Lyrics: Nina Petković)
- Monika Knezović – Nepogrješiva (Music: Vladimir Graić-Graja and Ivan Branisavljević – Lyrics: Snežana Vukomanović)
- D-Moll – Ti (Music: Dejan Božović – Lyrics: Aleksandar Miličić)
- Ivana Popović-Martinović – Nevinost (Music: Slavko Milovanović, Vladan Popović-Popa and Marko Milatović – Lyrics: Ivana Popović-Martinović)
- Andrea Demirović – Ja sam ti san (Music: Andrea Demirović, Michael James Down and Primož Poglajen – Lyrics: Andrea Demirović)
Among the Montenegerin national finalists we see once again the Eurovision 2009 representative , Andrea Demirović, who had failed to qualify to the grand final with her song Just Get Out Of My Life, ending in the 11th place of the semi final. Notable are the participations of Ivana Popović-Martinović and Nina Petković, who had made an attempt in last year’s national final to represent the country without luck.
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 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.