It’s been a turbulent week for Eurovision fans. On Thursday 13 October, Montenegro became one of three countries to pull out of Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool. 

Moments after the Montenegrin withdrawal, American songstress ENISA revealed she was meant to represent Montenegro in Liverpool next year. 

Now, the American Song Contest alum has given Eurovision fans new hope with a cryptic message suggesting there is still a “chance.”  

Montenegro Eurovision hopeful ENISA suggests there is still a chance at participation

On Friday 14 October, ENISA announced she was supposed to represent Montenegro at Eurovision 2023. 

The New York based singer, real name Enisa Nikaj, would have flown the Montenegrin flag on stage at the Liverpool Arena in May 2023.

ENISA said: “Sad, I was suppose to represent them in Eurovision 2023. But they couldn’t find a way to finally support it.”

Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG said the costs of staying in the UK was the reason for withdrawal.

She added: “This summer I went to Montenegro, they asked to meet with me and ask [sic] if I’d represent them and I said yes, I even did an interview for their TV right after one of the meetings you can see on YouTube. I was happy to help them go far this year, also the song I had selected was big”.

But now, it seems ENISA’s Eurovision debut isn’t entirely off the table. 

On Saturday 15 October, the singer teased fans with a cryptic tweet. 

She said, simply: “Maybe there’s a chance”. 

Eurovision fans have taken this to mean ENISA may still be headed to the song contest, suggesting Montenegro may have secured funding. Alternatively, the singer could have submitted her track to a rival country, such as San Marino’s Una voce per San Marino or Albania’s Festivali i Këngës

ENISA was born in New York to Albanian parents originally from Montenegro. In 2022, she had the honour of representing her state in the inaugural American Song Contest. Her song “Green Light” was eliminated in semi-final two. 

ENISA signed with Atlantic Records in 2019 and has had several successful singles. In 2020, she went viral in Nigeria with her song “Love Cycle,” and she featured on Rayvanny’s “Number One (Remix)” in 2021.

What do you think? Will ENISA make it to Eurovision after all? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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dynamons world
25 days ago

Maybe there’s a chance I listen a lot, this song is very good and always lifts my mood when I’m sad. So great.

Bunny2222
Bunny2222
1 month ago

I imagine she’s saying that in reference to maybe trying out for Albania?

Esc43
Esc43
1 month ago

She tells that for another country.. I don’t think Montenegro will change its decision

Benito Camelo
Benito Camelo
1 month ago

This comes off as attention-seeking, but it’s refreshing and I’m glad to see someone excited and eager to take part of the contest next year

Baby
Baby
1 month ago

I would love enisa in the contest. Her songs count my blessings, dumb boy and love cycle are the perfect summertime ethno bops. Those three songs are honestly better than any of the ethno bops in the last decade at eurovision

Baby
Baby
1 month ago
Reply to  Baby

Correction, i wanted to say those three songs are honestly better than most of the songs from the last decade at eurovision

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Is she Albanian or Montenegrin?

Anyway, i have a feeling this is more like attention-seeking from her side.

tom
tom
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

That was Lithuania in 2014 and almost Norway in 2020 🙁

Nikko
Nikko
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

She is from an ethnic Albanian family from Montenegro but lives in the U.S.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

She’s probably looking at another country. Montenegro is definitely not coming back.

Vivian
Vivian
1 month ago

I too can say that there is a chance I’ll represent my country in Eurovision without logical argumentation. Any living being can say that. This literally doesn’t mean anything ._.

Efraim
Efraim
1 month ago

Even if the ASC did give us a few decent tracks in my opinion (Enisa’s included), I have to say… boy, what a bore it was. I won’t cry if there isn’t a second edition, and considering that it was crushed in the ratings by a well-past-its-prime American Idol, I highly doubt there will be.

Hdhs
Hdhs
1 month ago

I really hope she submitted at least in fik or uvpsm

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago

Well, in the midst of all the withdrawals and lack of interest in the contest next year, I’m glad someone is actually excited to participate.

Raa47
Raa47
1 month ago

This stinks of of a PR move!!
Trying to get her name out there and hype, how much do you bet they suddenly get the funds from somewhere suddenly ??

Me Me
Me Me
1 month ago

I’ve never heard of this chick until today.

Donkey
Donkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

ok?

DonutLover
DonutLover
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

Hardly anyone heard of Konstrakta even in Serbia before PZE and look at her now.. Just because someone is less know doesn’t mean less or no quality..

1998
1998
1 month ago
Reply to  DonutLover

Konstrakta was not completely unknown in Serbia. She was already in her band The Land of Groove (Zemlja gruva), however as the band is not performing mainstream music, that’s why she wasn’t much known in Serbia…

Devito
1 month ago

Smells like PR with the sole intention to promote herself. The way she distances herself while saying them or they doesn’t sound appealing either.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

If her upcoming song she keeps teasing online really was supposed to be Montenegro’s song then her best shot is FiK as the song really fits the mood.

Sale
Sale
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

It’s not, it’s a full on sample of a turkish song, it is not eligible for esc

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Sale

Ohhhh okay, cus it’s a banger nonetheless.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

IF she managed to find a way to pursuade the Montenegrin broadcaster and she found some financial backing… it would’ve been a very good news. I’m not expecting it, but it would be nice.

Hdhs
Hdhs
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Montenegro can’t come back now I think even if they can, they once again have to pay since the deadline to withdraw without penalty was over a month ago

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

More like, she wants to promote herself as much as possible now, because she won’t do that at Eurovision

Gameman Gaming YT
1 month ago

this reminds me of a movie scenario, when hero dies in the battle, but suddenly returns from the death to save the day. maybe this will happen? (wishing her good luck, whatever is the scenario)

Una
Una
1 month ago

So funny. Keep them coming in. lol

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Funny how in her previous post, she was like, “I was supposed to represent them”.

“Them”, really? How about “represent Montenegro”?

Why is she creating that distance between her and “them” like that?

Sale
Sale
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

Omg it’s not that deep…

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Karl

Lmao just stop. It’s common in informal speech to say “represent them (the Montenegrins) and not “represent it (Montenegro)”.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

Tbh thing was that she didn’t say “us”.