Last week Montenegro’s broadcaster RTCG confirmed the five potential Eurovision acts its selection committee had shortlisted. Now the broadcaster has confirmed that these five will indeed compete in the national final Montevizija 2019.

The broadcaster confirmed the news on its website, ending speculation that RTCG might internally select its act for Tel Aviv.

Montevizija 2019 will take place on February 9, 2019. The competition will involve the five shortlisted act, confirmed last year.

However, the broadcaster has not revealed any more details of the national final, including how the winner will be selected.

After using internal selection from 2009 to 2017, RTCG brought back a national final to selected its artists for Eurovision 2018. Montevizija 2018 involved five competing acts. After the first round of televoting, a superfinal of three was selected. From there, the televote again selected the winner, Vanja Radovanović with “Inje”.

Who will compete at Montevizija 2019?

The five shortlisted acts for Montevizija 2019 were confirmed last week. The list includes two acts from the 2018 edition.

Appearing on the list is Montenegro’s Eurovision 2009 act, Andrea Demirović. A decade ago she performed the Ralph Siegel disco tune “Just Get Out of My Life”. The song narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final, but its 11th place semi-final finish is Montenegro’s third best Eurovision result. This year she’ll be hoping that her song “Ja sam ti san” will give her a chance to make it to the Eurovision grand final.

A couple of familiar faces from Montevizija 2018 will also be returning. Nina Petković came to fame on the talent show Operacija trijumf, the regional version of Operación triunfo. She also won the Song of the Mediterranean festival in 2009. Nina placed fifth in Montevizija 2018, but will be hoping for a better result with her 2019 entry “Uzmi ili ostavi”.

The other 2018 alum is Ivana Popović-Martinović. Her 2018 entry placed fourth in the first round, just missing out on the superfinal. This time Ivana will be competing with “Nevinost”.

Also competing is Monika Knezović, who will sing “Nepogrješiva”. Her surname may sound familiar, but she’s not related to Nenad “Knez” Knežević. She is, however, the daughter of the Eurovision songwriter Slaven Knezovic. Monika’s song has been co-written by Vladimir Graić, the songwriter behind “Molitva” and “Beauty Never Lies”.

Rounding out the five is the group D-Moll Band — who take their name from the musical note D-minor. The six-piece group has been put together especially for Montevizija — and aren’t to be confused with a similarly named rock band from the region. D-Moll will compete with the song “Ti”.

The five competing entries were chosen by a committee of music experts. The committee listened to all the entrants, rated them, and then agreed upon the five.

What do you think? Are you pleased that RTCG is returning to its national final for 2019? Who would you like to represent Montenegro in Tel Aviv? Leave your comments below!

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Ashwin
Ashwin
2 years ago

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Mne
Mne
2 years ago

D-moll band are young singers from D-moll singing school, lead by Danijel Alibabic from No name (Serbia and Montenegro 2005). That photo is wrong

Geo
Geo
2 years ago

Who cares about Montenegro? For real… Their goal is participating, as usual they’ll send a boring balkan ballad and will stay in the semifinal once again. I haven’t seen this country putting some effort, to fight for the qualification, to struggle more, to put a quest for a damn good song… Nah, along Macedonia…these two deserve to stay in the semi, until they’ll come up with a different plan for Eurovision. We want to see a real intention, not just the participation….

lenny
lenny
2 years ago
Reply to  Geo

Balkan ballad is an effort, even if you don’t like the genre. But they also gave Slavko a Swedish song, if this is ”an effort” from your point of view. Happy now?

PP77
PP77
2 years ago
Reply to  lenny

Composer for Montenegro in contest . From Montenegro 2007, 2012, 2014, 2016 (1/3), 2017,2018 from F.Y.R Macedonia 2008, from Germany 2009, from Serbia 2013, 2015, from Croatia 2017 (2/3)

Loin dici
Loin dici
2 years ago
Reply to  Geo

We’re calling back 2014 and 2015, when they send beautiful Balkan songs. And yes, they’re in the final.

IDK about Macedonia, their efforts are not bad, seems they tried too hard sometimes and it went all over the place. JESC 2018 sees efforts improving and more on point, and may that be the case for 2019.

FanESC
FanESC
2 years ago
Reply to  Geo

I was agreeing with you ’til you talk about Macedonia. I don’t agree with you, they’re really putting some efforts in the thing, it’s just they didn’t find the right formula yet.

Monty Fan
Monty Fan
2 years ago

Wrong photo of D-moll Band… Follow on Instagram @dmollband_official, and you will see…

PP77
PP77
2 years ago

Monika Knezovic father is Slaven Knezovic, but he is not actor, he is singer and composer. He is composer of 2 Eurovision song Zauvjek moja ( Serbia&Montenegro 2005 , last song for Serbia&Montenegro in contest ) and Ajde kroci ( first song for Montenegro 2007, he was on stage that year as musician). We have another famous people with same name and surname, and he is actor from Bosnia-Herzegovina

lenny
lenny
2 years ago

So will be like 2018 nf, only women, and only one male act. In 2018 the man won, Vanja, let’s see this year.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago
Reply to  lenny

I thought the same xD

Monty Fan
Monty Fan
2 years ago
Reply to  lenny

There is wrong picture of D-moll Band… There are 3 guys and 3 girls, see on Instagram @dmollband_official

MyName
MyName
2 years ago
Reply to  lenny

They are a rock song. So it would be great to hear them in ESC 🙂

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
2 years ago
Reply to  lenny

MON love to send men to Eurovision. Time for a lady!