Montenegro: RTCG publishes Montevizija 2018 rules; opens submission window

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,149 views

RTCG, the Montenegrin national broadcaster has set its eyes on the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The country is in full steam preparing its Eurovision 2018 project.

Montenegro has opted to bring back its national selection for the upcoming Eurovision edition. Montevizija 2018 will determine the Montenegrin act and entry for Lisbon.

RTCG has published the rules and regulations for its 2018 Eurovision national selection an opened the submission period for artists/composers to submit their respective entries.

  • The call is open to artists/composers from all over the world.
  • Artists  can submit up to 2 entries each.
  • The text of the songs should be submitted in the official language of Montenegro.
  • The submission period concludes by mid December.

National final for 2018

  • A total of 5 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Lisbon in a televised national final scheduled to be held by February.
  • The submission window for artists and composers to submit their entries to the Montenegrin broadcaster opens today 1 November 2017.
  • A special 5 member jury will shortlist the submitted songs to 5, hereafter it will be entirely in the hands of the Montenegrin public to deliberate the 2018 Eurovision candidate for Lisbon via televoting.

Montenegro in Eurovision

Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 as a solo country and is yet to win the competition. The country has only made it twice to the Grand Final (2014 & 2015), whilst its best result to date is a 13th place achieved by Knez in Vienna.

In 2017, Slavko Kalezić was selected via an internal selection by the Montenegrin broadcaster to fly to Kyiv. He represented his homeland with  Space; despite a catchy performance he failed to qualify to the Grand Final.

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