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Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG deliberating selection methods for 2019

Following on from their confirmation to participate in Eurovision 2019, RTCG are currently deliberating on their selection methods to decide who their next entrant will be.

Internal or National?

Earlier this year, Montenegro’s national broadcaster brought back Montevizija after internally selecting since 2009. From their internal selections however, they have only managed to qualify twice in 2014 and 2015. Although Montevizija didn’t bring them much luck this year either. Vanja Radovanovic’s entry “Inje” failed to make the grand final in Lisbon from the second semi final.

Meeting the requirements is vital

RTCG (Radio i Televizija Crne Gore) released a statement upon their decision to join next year’s Eurovision Song Contest:

By deciding to join the Eurovision Song Contest and sending a Montenegrin representative to the most prestigious music competition in the world, RTCG uses its right and obligation to affirm domestic authors and creators, values and culture to promote its country in front of more than 200 million viewers.

The way in which the authors and singer will be selected, which will represent Montenegro at the Eurovision, will be in accordance with the program requirements and internal procedures of the RTCG.

Montenegro’s national broadcaster RTCG

It’s somewhat unpredictable to guess what we’ll be seeing next from Montenegro. From classic native language ballads to space tributes, we look forward to seeing what’s in store!

Montenegro in Eurovision

Montenegro has taken part in Eurovision 10 times. Their best result to date comes from Knez’s 2015 entry “Adio”, which finished 13th in the final. More recently, they were represented by Vanja Radovanovic in Portugal, who finished 16th in the semi final. Montenegro have not qualified to the grand final since their most successful entry in 2015.

What do you expect to see from Montenegro next year? Who do you think should represent them? Let us know in the comments below or via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!

Natalie Walpole

ESC fan since 2009, based in the United Kingdom. Also a lover of travel and astrology

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