Start your engines and make some noise for Montenegro, car jokes aside, this morning news broke that confirmed that after a 2-year hiatus the Balkan nation would be returning to Eurovision 2022 in Turin. It follows their withdrawal late in 2019, following a string of poor results – it is hoped that the new era for the nation at the contest brings a much-needed change in fortunes.
It was “supergroup” D-Mol who emerged victorious from Montevizija 2019 with “Heaven” – unfortunately, their success was short-lived and in Tel-Aviv, they placed 16th in their respective semi-final with 46 points.
It’s fair to say Montenegro is not known as a Eurovision powerhouse, only reaching the grand final on two occasions back in 2014 and 2015, but things can quickly turn around for struggling countries. San Marino has now qualified for the Grand Final in two consecutive appearances, and Bulgaria has qualified in every single appearance since returning in 2016, something they only could have dreamed of achieving a decade ago. There is definitely an opportunity for Montenegro to turn this ship around.
As of right now, no formal indication from broadcaster RTCG has been given on how the nation plans to select its upcoming entry, although with Montevizija clearly not bringing much luck, it would not come as a major surprise if an internal selection was on the horizon.
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