In November 2019, Montenegro has officially confirmed they withdraw Eurovision 2020.
The national broadcaster has decided to invest the participation fee (130,000 €) in purchasing 5 new cars to news teams of RTCG.
The country didn’t participate in the years 2010-2011 due to financial issues.
The last participation of the country was at Eurovision 2019 with the band “D Mol” who performed the song “Heaven” and didn’t make it to the grand final:
A few days ago, the local music industry in the country called the broadcaster RTCG to return the contest in 2021. Their statement came after thing that said Bojana Jocic’ – RTCG council member:
“Let me make you happy before you read it from media, Montenegro won’t participate at Eurovision 2021
She explained it by the poor results the country achieved in the contest, following 4 consecutive years (2016-2019) of non-qualification for the grand final.
On the other hand, the artists and musicians that called for Montenegro returning the contest, mentioned the following considerations:
1. Montenegro is a small country, but in the last decade they qualified twice for the grand final: Eurovision 2014 and Eurovision 2015
2. There are several musicians and artist who won awards at significant music festivals, making their nation proud. They want to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest.
3. Montenegro is a small country that must spread her culture ans music heritage in Europe.
4. Musicians and artists can’t be blames for the country poor results in the past.
5. They mentioned the “No Name” achievement at Eurovision 2005. The Montenegrin band represented the country Serbia & Montenegro and ended in 7th place in the grand final.
At the moment, the broadcaster haven’t comment the artists request and haven’t make any official statement about Eurovision return.
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