RTCG will not be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Montenegro.
The public broadcaster of Montenegro, RTCG, will not be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, according to their programming schedule. Despite preliminarily confirming their participation, Montenegro did not appear on the list of participating countries revealed by the EBU in November 2019. The broadcaster later attributed their withdrawal from the contest due to financial issues and also their recent results.
Montenegro last participated in the 2019 contest, with the band D-Mol who represented the country with the song “Heaven”, where the group ended up placing 16th in the First Semi Final with 46 points.
Image Source: Andres Putting (EBU) | Source: RTCG
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.