Montenegro: Participant to be decided “next week”

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Next week could see our fifth act for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, as the Montenegrin national broadcaster RTCG is expected to finalise the country’s representative by the end of next week.

Back in October, RTCG published an open call for entries in which hopeful artists were able to apply and submit their entries to the national broadcaster. Submissions were open over the month to follow, officially closing last week.

Speaking to MNE Magazine regarding Montenegro’s upcoming representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, RTCG’s Head of Department for Promotion of Programs Sabrija Vulić revealed that throughout this week and into coming days, a special committee would meet in order to listen to each of the entries submitted via the online portal.

Consisting of himself, Radija Crne Gore’s music editors Nada Vučinić and Vladimir Maraš, Televizije Crne Gore’s music editor Slaven Knezović and Televizije Crne Gore’s Entertainment Editor Ivan Maksimović, the committee will deliberate and decide which act will fly to Kyiv next May to represent the nation at Eurovision 2017.

No further details have been given regarding the selection process to follow for Montenegro’s upcoming participation, however more details are expected to come following the anticipated artist announcement.

Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

Following Montenegro’s return to the contest back in 2012, RTCG has decided to internally select the country’s representatives for the competition, bringing the country a vast range of results over recent years including the country’s first and second qualification in the competition.

Highway was internally selected last year to represent Montenegro in Eurovision 2016 with their entry The real thing, however the band failed to reach the Grand Final of the competition after receiving a total of 60 points in the first semi-final, finishing in 13th position.