At a press conference ahead of Montevizija 2019 tomorrow, RTCG has announced how the winner of the contest will be determined.
The act that will represent Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv will be selected by two rounds of voting tomorrow. In the first round four different juries will be voting on the five songs. The four juries are; public vote, radio station representatives, international and Montenegrin expert jury. These four juries will select the two acts who will compete in round two.
In the second round the two acts will take to the Monetvizija stage for a second time. The act that will represent Montenegro will then be decided entirely by public voting. Anyone who votes in the show will be entered into a competition for the chance to win a five day trip to Israel and tickets for Eurovision.
It was also announced that Hari Mata Hari who finished 3rd for Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 will be a guest performer.
. The songs competing to represent Montenegro in Israel are:
- D-Moll – Heaven
- Andrea Demirović – Ja sam ti san
- Monika Knezović – Nepogrješiva
- Ivana Popović-Martinović – Nevinost
- Nina Petković – Uzmi ili ostavi
The show will take place on February 9th, with the above five artists singing for the chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The five acts include Andrea Demirović who previously represented Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with “Just Get Out of My Life”.
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.