RTCG, the national broadcaster of Montenegro is currently assessing how they will select their participant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
The national broadcaster of Montenegro is currently assessing how they will select their entry for Eurovision 2019. The broadcaster brought back it’s televised selection process Montevizija, in 2018 having previously used internal selections from 2009 onwards. RTCG stated;
By deciding to join the Eurovision Song Contest and sending a Montenegrin representative to the most prestigious music competition in the world, RTCG uses its right and obligation to affirm domestic authors and creators, values and culture and to promote its country in front of more than 200 million viewers
the way in which the authors and singer will be selected, which will represent Montenegro at the Eurovision, will be in accordance with the program requirements and internal procedures of the RTCG.
Montenegro was represented by Vanja Radovanovic at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With his song “Inje”, he placed 16th in the semi-final. The singer had faced calls for his withdrawal from the competition in the hours before his performance, due to comments made at a press conference.
Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent country in 2007, and participated until 2010 when they withdrew for financial reasons. They returned to the contest in 2012, and since then have always chosen their entry internally. Montenegro failed to qualify for the grand final until 2014, when Sergej Ćetković and his song “Moj svijet” placed 19th in the final. Their best result came a year later, when Knez performed “Adio” in Vienna. They have never reached the top 10, with Knez reaching 13th out of 27 countries. Their most recent entrant, Slavko Kalezić, reached 16th in their semi-final in 2017 with their song “Space”.