Chances are 1 to 5! Who will grab Montenegro’s Eurovision ticket and try to bring the country high on the final scoreboard? The second edition of Montenegro’s national selection event Montevizija will pick this one tonight!
Five acts have been shortlisted and set to battle it out tonight, but only one will get the right to fly to Tel Aviv and defend Montenegro on the Eurovision stage. Among them, we can meet the 2009 Eurovision representative, Andrea Demirović.
The 5 competing entries of Montevizija 2019 were fully released a few days back and you may listen to them by clicking on their respective links. The contenders of tonight’s trophy are:
- D-Moll – Heaven
- Andrea Demirović – Ja sam ti san
- Monika Knezović – Nepogrješiva
- Ivana Popović-Martinović – Nevinost
- Nina Petković – Uzmi ili ostavi
This year the organizing broadcaster RTCG innovates with the voting procedure that will judge the end result. The voting process will be divided into two parts. In the first part, four different jury panels will decide on which two entries will advance to the second one, and these will be:
- Viewers from home
- Radio jury
- International jury
- Jury consisting of Montenegrin artists.
The second round will actually be the superfinal, where the event’s winner and Montenegrin hopeful at Eurovision 2019 will be determined entirely by televoting.
There’s also an alert for the Montenegrin viewers who are going to cast their votes tomorrow! All of them will participate in a draw with the prize being a 5-day trip to Tel Aviv in May for 2 people, as well as Eurovision tickets!
How to watch
Montevizija 2019 is going to start at 21:00 CET and you may witness through:
- RTCG HD
- Live from the broadcaster’s official website
Montenegro at Eurovision 2018
The country of former Yugoslavia entered the Eurovision house as a sovereign state in 2007, having missed two contests since (2010, 2011). Montenegro struggled to qualify to the Grand Final for the first time, as they did 7 seven years after their debut, in 2014. The best result for the Balkan nation so far is a 13th place, achieved by Knez in 2015.
In 2018, RTCG decided to bring back a national selection format and organized the newly-introduced Montevizija competition. It was won by Vanja Radovanović, who subsequently represented the country in Lisbon. With his song Inje, he was eliminated in the second semi-final, coming 16th with 40 points.
This year, Montenegro is going to compete in the first half of the first semi-final evening on 14 May.