Montenegro: Sergej Cetkovic raises money for Balkan flood victims

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Sergej Cetkovic, the representative for Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, has helped raise money for those suffering from the flooding that has hit the Balkan region.

The singer organised and performed at a special charity concert in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica on Saturday (May 24) in order to raise money for the relief effort.

A crowd of 5,000 attended the concert at the Stadion Malih Sportova, where 4,000 euros was raised to support those affected across the region.

His efforts didn’t end there however, as the singer also went on to take part in a telethon organised by the Serbian broadcaster RTS, where a number of famous names took the time to take calls and donations from fans to raise support.

The floods, which hit Serbia and Bosnia earlier this month, are the worst of their kind in the Balkans for more than a century.
The governments of the two countries have both estimated that the cost of the recovery from the flooding will exceed one billion euros for each country.

No official death toll has been released as of yet but it’s believed that at least 50 people have lost their lives with hundreds more still missing.

Sergej Cetkovic finished 19th in the grand final at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the country’s best performance to date. It’s also the only time they’ve reached the final since their debut in 2007.

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