The show just keeps getting bigger and bigger, y’all! Hot on the heels of Italy announcing its Junior Eurovision debut, Montenegro has announced that it’s coming to the party too. That brings the number of participating nations to 11. It looks like Sergej Cetkovic’s success bringing Montenegro to their first ever adult Eurovision final in Copenhagen this year has breathed some new life into Podgorica!

Vladislav Yakovlev, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, had some welcoming words for Montenegro that he shared with junioreurovision.tv.

“I’d like to welcome Montenegro to the Junior Eurovision family. They qualified to the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time this year, and I hope they will also enjoy the experience of participating in Junior Eurovision as well.”

Despite being their first participation as an independent state, Montenegro did participate a single time in 2005 as part of Serbia & Montenegro. Filip Vucic sang the song “Ljubav Pa Fudbal” (Love, Then Football). They didn’t ignite the scoreboard, and finished 13th out of 16 nations. Hopefully with some fresh young Balkan talent, they’ll rake in some serious points this year. Welcome to the party Montenegro!

http://youtu.be/3RUGSy59vMI

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Levente Bakkay
Guest
Levente Bakkay

Thanks to all, who voted in this poll! The winner is Sergej Cetkovic, with his song Moj Svijet! I close the poll now!

Deven O'Kearney
Guest
Deven O'Kearney

Are there any good venues in Podgorica if Montenegro win either ESC or JESC?

Levente Bakkay
Guest
Levente Bakkay

Please vote in this poll! http://vote.pollcode.com/78242925

Yudhistira Mahasena
Guest

I admit, it’s very hard to find a child singer from Montenegro. They have to always rely on Serbia. Maybe Sergej has a son who could sing? 😕

davve
Guest
davve

anyhow it is not too hard for a broadcaster to host a JESC much less than it is to host a ESC. It does not cost more than producing and airing a regular game show or whatever. hosting a ESC is like hosting the olympics with a lot of preparations and costs…….

davve
Guest
davve

yes, i read it now. or atleast from what I can tell.. the winning country gets an offer to host the event, just like the winners of ESC. But it is not as much pressure for the winning JESC country to host the contest as it is for the winning ESC country.

Deven O'Kearney
Guest

@Davve
Darren is absolutely right. Let’s say if Sweden win this year, Stockholm or Malmo will host JESC 2015.

Darren
Guest
Darren

Actually @Davve
The winning country does host JESC now, its a rule introduced about 2 years ago.

davve
Guest
davve

deven, the winner country of JESC does not automatically host the next years contest like in the regular ESC,

Deven O'Kearney
Guest

Hi Darren,
Yeah, I heard that TG4 will be working extra hard to ensure an Irish presence at JESC 2015. They had actually taken the consideration to debut in Malta this year very seriously. Why not, because of the language rule Ireland will be at a serious advantage. If there is already a huge amount of interest for the real Eurovision here, there will be for Junior Eurovision.

Darren
Guest
Darren

Did not see that coming!
Well done Montenegro!!
Its nice to see a surge in interest in JESC recently, which is well needed and well deserved, JESC should be as popular as the regular ESC as it is a good platform to launch the next big child star and also prepare an artist for a possible attempt at the main ESC. Ireland, Hungary, Germany better debut next year!

Deven O'Kearney
Guest

Are there any good venues in Podgorica that could host Junior Eurovision if they win?

beccaboo1212
Guest

Great! Now, all that Montenegro needs is a rising popstar in their homeland aged 10-15 who is EXTREMELY talented and could be nicknamed a “mini-Sergej!” If so, then it will possibly lead to Podgorica 2015!

Deven O'Kearney
Guest

Here are a list of countries possibly debuting next year at JESC:

1. Iceland
2. Hungary
3. Ireland
4. Germany
5. Finland

D
Guest
D

@Davve
Ex-Yugoslavia is generally considered South Europe, and also you should be thankful more countries are joining.

Anyways, I’m happy to have Montenegro with us in Malta and I hope to see more countries debuting this year or next year in JESC (perhaps Estonia, Iceland, Slovenia, Hungary, or Finland 😉 )

Deven O'Kearney
Guest
Deven O'Kearney

About time. The Eurovision is not the same without the Former Yugoslavia. Now, I hope that Kosovo will join us (see what I did there) very soon.

Davve
Guest
Davve

just what JESC needs another Eastern European country *irony*

Vlatko Horvat
Guest
Vlatko Horvat

Finally, one ex-Yugoslavian nation. At least I can possibly easily get to Podrogica 2015. Now just Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Slovenia