On July 29, @SrbEurovision on Twitter announced that Montenegro would not return to Junior Eurovision this year in Warsaw, Poland.
Though no official reason was stated in the announcement, Montenegro’s non-participation in 2019 was due to budget issues, as was Montenegro’s withdrawal in Eurovision 2020.
RTCG has yet to publicly confirm this information or make any further comment regarding this.
As of August 1, thirteen countries have confirmed their participation in the 2020 contest:
Montenegro in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Montenegro has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twice: in 2014 and 2015. Their debut entry was “Budi Dijete na Jedan Dan” (trans. Be a Child for a Day) by Maša Vujadinović & Lejla Vulić, and the song finished 14th out of 16 with 24 points.
Montenegro’s other entry was “Oluja” (trans. Storm) by Jana Mirković in 2015. It placed 13th out of 17 with 36 points, the country’s best placing to date.