Montenegro will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.
RTCG, the Montenegrin national broadcaster, has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be participating in Eurovision 2020. It has not yet been confirmed how the Montenegrin entrant for Rotterdam. Montevizija has been used since 2018 to select Montenegrin Eurovision entries.
Sabrija Vulic, the Head of Delegation for Montenegro previously stated that he would like to see Montevizija expand from five songs to a larger show featuring up to twenty entries 2020. Mr Vulic wants to see the show expand to give new artists a chance to introduce themselves to the public and potentially reach the Eurovision Song Contest.
Montevizija returned as the national selection for Montenegro in 2018. The nation had used an internal selection process to determine the nations representative between 2009 and 2017.
D Mol represented Montenegro in Tel Aviv this year with the song “Heaven”. They finished 16th in the first semi-final with 46 points.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition after Duncan Laurence’s victory at the 2019 contest with his song “Arcade”. To date, 36 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.