Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has announced that Montenegro will not be returning to Eurovision 2021 following their withdrawal from this year’s contest.
RTCG confirms non-participation
RTCG has now officially confirming that Montenegro will not be returning to the contest in 2021. This marks the second year in a row that Montenegro will not be present at the Eurovision Song Contest.
The reason for the continued withdrawal appears to be financial and due to poor results. The country last qualified for the final in 2015 with “Adio”.
Montenegrin artists calling for Eurovision return
Last week ESCXTRA reported that the Association of Pop Artists and Performers of Montenegro wanted to see the country return to Eurovision.
Unfortunately their plea had no bearing on the final decision made by RTCG.
Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest
Montenegro is one of the younger countries in terms of Eurovision participations. They debuted in 2007 with Stevan Faddy’s “Ajde, kroči”. It took several attempts before they finally qualified for the final in 2014 with “Moj svijet” which was performed by Sergej Ćetković.
Their last participation in the contest was in 2019 where D Mol and “Heaven” finished in 16th place in the semi-final.
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