Montenegro: RTCG confirms preliminary participation in Eurovision 2020

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,977 views

RTCG, the Montenegrin national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday Montenegro’s preliminary participation at the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision edition in The Netherlands.

The Montenegrin broadcaster has applied to compete at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest and hopes to join the list of countries who will participate in Rotterdam. RTCG is yet to make a final decision regarding its Eurovision 2020 participation, with an official confirmation expected to follow in due course.

The deadline for broadcasters to apply for participation concluded on 16 September and the grace period for applicant countries to withdraw their application without facing a financial penalty concludes in 10 October 2019.

RTCG is yet to determine the mechanism it will use in order to select its Eurovision entry and act for Rotterdam if it is to join the Eurovision party next year.

Montenegro in Eurovision

Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest as a solo country in 2007 with Stefan Faddy and is yet to win the competition. The country achieved its best results in the contest in 2015 with Knez‘s Balkan ballad Adio.

The former Yugoslav republic has only made it to the Eurovision Grand Final on two occasions, namely in 2014 and 2015. The Balkan country has competed in Europe’s favourite television show 11 times.

In 2019 Montenegro selected its Eurovision hopeful and entry for Tel Aviv via its traditional national final Montevizija. D Mol were crowned the winners of Montevizija 2019 and were awarded the golden ticket to Israel with their entry Heaven. Despite a great peformance the Montenegro failed to qualify to the Grand Final for the fourth consecutive year.