Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
|◄ Serbia and Montenegro|
|Member station||Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG)|
|National selection events|
|Appearances||10 (2 finals)|
|Best result||13th: 2015|
|Worst result||22nd (SF): 2007|
|Montenegro's page at Eurovision.tv|
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Montenegro has participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 10 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).
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.
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. 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.
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 Zeljko Joksimovic. Song Adio has two versions, on English and French language. Knez managed their best result ever, finishing in the 13th place.
In 2016,RTCG selected Highway and their song "The Real Thing" internally as well.They performed in first semi final but failed to qualify, placing 13th with 60 points.
In 2017,RTCG selected Slavko Kalezić and his song "Space" internally as well.He failed to qualify came 16th in first semi final.
In 2018,RTCG went back to an national final,Vanja Radovanović won final.Just like previous representatives he failed to qualify from second semi final came 16th with 40 points.
- Table key
|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||English 1||"Euro Neuro"||Failed to qualify||15||20|
|2013||Who See & Nina Žižić||Montenegrin||"Igranka" (Игранка)||12||41|
|2014||Sergej Ćetković||Montenegrin||"Moj svijet" (Мој свијет)||19||37||7||63|
|2016||Highway||English||"The Real Thing"||Failed to qualify||13||60|
- 3. ^ Without 2005 contest.
Commentators and spokespersons
|2007||Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković||Vidak Latković|
|2010||Montenegro did not participate|
|2012||Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković||Marija Marković|
|2015||Dražen Bauković, Tijana Mišković and Ajda Šufta||Andrea Demirović|
- Hondal, Victor (2009-11-17). "Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
- Hondal, Victor (2009-12-23). "Montenegro officially out of Eurovision 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
- Granger, Anthony (2011-11-30). "Montenegro confirms for Baku". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
- Points to and from Montenegro eurovisioncovers.co.uk