Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Country  Montenegro
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 29 December 2016
Selected entrant Slavko Kalezić
Selected song « Space« 
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Momcilo Zekovic
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2016 2017

Montenegro will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song « Space » written by Momcilo Zekovic. The song will be performed by Slavko Kalezić, who was internally selected by the Montenegrin broadcaster Radio i televizija Crne Gore (RTCG) to represent the nation at the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Background

Prior to the 2017 Contest, Montenegro had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent nation eight times since its first entry in its own right in 2007.[1] The nation’s best placing in the contest was thirteenth, which they achieved in 2015 with the song « Adio » performed by Knez. In 2014, Montenegro qualified to the final for the first time since they began participating and have since featured in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest two times up to this point. The nation briefly withdrew from the competition between 2010 and 2011 citing financial difficulties as the reason for their absence.[2][3]

Before Eurovision

Internal selection

On 29 December 2016, RTCG announced that Slavko Kalezić would represent Montenegro in Kiev.

References

  1. ^ « Montenegro Country Profile ». EBU. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Hondal, Victor (17 November 2009). « Montenegro withdraws from Eurovision 2010 ». ESCToday. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Hondal, Victor (23 December 2010). « Montenegro officially out of Eurovision 2011 ». ESCToday. Retrieved 3 October 2015.