The names of the Montevizija jury members have been revealed.
Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has revealed the names of the jury that will judge the entries submitted to Montevizija. The jury will be in charge of selecting the five best entries for the Montevizija final.
The jury consists of:
- Slaven Knezović – Music editor, composer of “Ajde kroči” (Montenegro 2007) and “Zauvijek Moja” (Serbia and Montenegro 2005)
- Vladimir Maraš – Music editor
- Aleksandra Vojvodić Jovović – Music and singing teacher
- Slobodan Bučevac – Composer of “Ciao, Amore” (Yugoslavia 1984)
- Mihailo Radonjić – Music producer, composer and arranger
The submission window closes on 28th November. Each s
submission will be marked against the following criteria;
- Composition – Up to 50 points
- Lyrics – Up to 30 points
- Production potential of the composition – Up to 20 points
The five shortlisted artists will be presented to the public and the public will select Montenegro’s participant.
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.