Montenegro: Open call for songs but internal selection

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RTCG, the Montenegrin broadcaster has announced the rules of the 2009 preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. A new system will be applied yet this time involving an open call for songs, followed by an internal selection of the one who will represent the country in Moscow.

In 2008,the Montenegrin broadcaster invited six artists, then one of them was selected by televote during a live show and, finally, the song the winner performed in Belgrade was selected internally. For next year a different system will be applied to select the country's third representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. RTCG, have launched a open call for songs to all Montenegrin music professionals. One song will be selected internally but the artist who will actually go to Moscow will not necessarily be the one performing the song initially, if it is considered that someone else is more suitable. The deadline for the submission of the songs is 20th January.

It was already reported earlier that Zeljko Joksimovic, who has already participated in the contest as a performer in 2004 and has composed songs three times for Serbia and Bosnia-Herezegovina, has already composed a song for next year's Montenegrin selection. The song is said to be performed by Milena Vucic.

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