Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia and Montenegro
Member station Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG)
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 10 (2 finals)
First appearance 2007
Best result 13th: 2015
Worst result 22nd (SF): 2007
External links
RTCG page
Montenegro's page at
For the most recent participation see
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).

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 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
  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 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
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" 16 40
1. ^ Contains some phrases in Montenegrin and German.

Voting history

As of 2017 3, Montenegro's voting history is as follows:

3. ^ Without 2005 contest.

Commentators and spokespersons

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

See also


  1. Hondal, Victor (2009-11-17). "Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2010". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  2. Hondal, Victor (2009-12-23). "Montenegro officially out of Eurovision 2011". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  3. Granger, Anthony (2011-11-30). "Montenegro confirms for Baku". Eurovoix. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
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