Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

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Serbia and Montenegro
Member stationRadio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG)
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances11 (2 finals)
First appearance2007
Best result13th: 2015
Worst result22nd SF: 2007
External links
RTCG page
Montenegro's page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Montenegro has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 11 times. The country debuted in 2007. Previously it participated as part of Yugoslavia (both the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1991 and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992) and Serbia and Montenegro (from 2004 to 2006).

The 2005 entrants from Serbia and Montenegro, No Name, were from Montenegro, as were the 1983 and 1984 entrants for Yugoslavia.


Since Montenegro became an independent state on 21 May 2006, the nation has taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country made its solo debut in the 2007 contest and so far has managed mediocre results with qualifying twice for the grand final. It contributed for some rather good results for Ex-Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro managing 4th and 7th place. 2009 saw the country's third best result to date finishing 11th place in the first semi-final but it still was not enough to secure them a place in the final.

In November 2009 RTCG announced that Montenegro would withdraw from the 2010 contest, due to financial difficulties at the broadcaster.[1]

RTCG submitted an application for the 2011 contest, which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The potential representative for Montenegro would have been required to find sponsors to fund their participation in Germany themselves, but in December 2010 Montenegro decided not to participate in the contest on financial grounds.[2] On 20 November 2011 the head of RTCG revealed that Montenegro would participate in the 2012 contest to be held in Baku; he also went on to say that he saw Montenegro at every Eurovision Song Contest to come.[3]

For the next years after 2007, Montenegro have been starting the first semi-final for three years in a row until 2013 when they were allocated to the second half of the first semi-final.

In 2014, Montenegro qualified for the Grand Final for the first time in its history with Sergej Ćetković's "Moj svijet".

In 2015, Montenegro qualified for the Grand Final for the second time with Knez who performed song Adio, composed by Željko Joksimović. Adio has two alternative versions, in English and in French. Knez managed the best Montenegrin result to date, finishing in 13th place.

In 2016, RTCG selected Highway and their song "The Real Thing" internally. They performed in the first semi final but failed to qualify, placing 13th with 60 points.

In 2017, RTCG selected Slavko Kalezić and his song "Space" internally. He failed to qualify, coming 16th in first semi final.

In 2018, RTCG went back to a national final, which was won by Vanja Radovanović. He failed to qualify from the second semi final, coming 16th with a combined 40 points from the juries and televoters.

In 2019, RTCG selected its representative also through national final Montevizija, which was won by vocal six-member group D mol. They failed to qualify from the first semi final, coming 16th with a combined 46 points from the juries and televoters.


Table key
Second place
Third place
Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2007 Stevan Faddy Montenegrin "'Ajde, kroči" ('Ајде, крочи) Failed to qualify 22 33
2008 Stefan Filipović Montenegrin "Zauvijek volim te" (Заувијек волим те) 14 23
2009 Andrea Demirović English "Just Get Out of My Life" 11 44
Did not participate between 2010 and 2011
2012 Rambo Amadeus English1 "Euro Neuro" Failed to qualify 15 20
2013 Who See & Nina Zizic Montenegrin "Igranka" (Игранка) 12 41
2014 Sergej Ćetković Montenegrin "Moj svijet" (Мој свијет) 19 37 7 63
2015 Knez Montenegrin "Adio" (Адио) 13 44 9 57
2016 Highway English "The Real Thing" Failed to qualify 13 60
2017 Slavko Kalezić English "Space" 16 56
2018 Vanja Radovanović Montenegrin "Inje" (Иње) 16 40
2019 D mol English "Heaven" 16 46
1. ^ Contains some phrases in Montenegrin and German.

Voting history[edit]

As of 2019, Montenegro's voting history is as follows:

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2007 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Vidak Latković
2008 Nina Radulović
2009 Jovana Vukčević
2010 Montenegro did not participate
2011 No broadcast
2012 Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković Marija Marković
2013 Ivana Sebek
2014 Tijana Mišković
2015 Dražen Bauković, Tijana Mišković and Ajda Šufta Andrea Demirović
2016 Danijel Alibabić
2017 Tijana Mišković
2018 Nataša Šotra
2019 Ajda Šufta


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hondal, Victor (2009-11-17). "Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-11-17. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (2009-12-23). "Montenegro officially out of Eurovision 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-12-23. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (2011-11-30). "Montenegro confirms for Baku". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 November 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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