Montenegro’s National Broadcaster, RTCG, has released a statement saying that all the proceeds from the public vote of their national selection, Montevizija, will go to charity.
With this, Montevizija becomes way more than just a quest for the next Eurovision representative of the country. In addition to having a say in selecting the song, voters will be able to help someone in need.
This brilliant move by RTCG is completely in tune with the core concept of the Eurovision Song Contest and we applaud them for the gesture.
Montenegro will have their national final on Saturday, 17th February. Five acts will battle it out for the Montenegrin ticket to Lisbon.
- Nina Petković – Dišem
- Vanja Radovanović – Inje
- Ivana Popović Martinović – Poljupci
- Katarina Bogićević – Neželjena
- Lorena Janković – Dušu mi daj
⇓ Listen to the snippets of the five competing acts ⇓
Montenegro at Eurovision
The beautiful mountainous Balkan country has taken part at the Eurovision Song Contest 9 times, managing to qualify for the grand final on two occasions only. Their highest scoring entry to date is their 2015 entry “Adio” by Knez.
Despite not qualifying for the grand final, Montenegro’s 2017 representative – Slavko remains one of the most memorable characters of this year’s contest. His entry “Space” finished 16th out of 18 competing songs in the first semi final.
⇓ What our team had to say about Slavko’s Eurovision entry “Space” ⇓
Will you be tuning in for the show? Who would you like to see winning Montevizija out of these five acts? What is your favorite Montenegrin entry at Eurovision so far?
Make sure you let us know what you think in the comments section below and on all social media such as Facebook or Twitter at @ESCXTRA. And if you are a resident of Montenegro, make sure to vote this Saturday, because you will be doing it for a great cause.