Montenegro Vladana Breathe Eurovision 2022 rehearsal

The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has teased to a potential return to the Eurovision Song Contest….for 2025. However, there is no confirmation yet, so we all just have to wait. 

Last week, the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG released their Draft Programme Production Plans (PP) for 2024, in which there was a discussion about the broadcaster’s musical programming plans and their promotion opportunities for local talent. N.Popović, who took part in these discussions, asked various questions regarding this topic. But the main ones were about a potential National Final and return to Eurovision. 

N. Popović asked the public broadcaster: “Are there any plans to organise a music festival produced by the RTCG? From time to time there have been announcements about a winter festival instead of Montevizija, about Montefon and other festivals…Will RTCG participate in the Eurovision Song Contest and will there be a national final?”

The Montenegrin Public Broadcaster’s response was: “Montenegrin TV is planning to organise a music festival promoting new songs by local artists and composers and at which (depending on the budget for 2025) the country’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2025 will be selected.”

Based on this potential return, we have some artists we would like to see competing in the new National Final.


David Dreshaj 

David Dreshaj is a Montenegrin – Albanian singer from Podgorica. He has studied for canto, piano and guitar in Albania. He is already a well-known artist in Albania and Kosovo, as he has participated two times in Kënga Magjike. In 2016 he competed with “Të kam” and in 2017 with “Vetëm ne të dy”. David Dreshaj’s songs have reached high spots in the Albanian music charts and he is considered one of the rising stars in the music industry. David has already released two English songs: “I Believe” and “Lonely”. This year he has released new music videos with Elinel, Don Phenom and Young Zerka. 

Deni Bonestaj 

Deni Bonestaj is a Podgorica-born singer who initially broke onto the Balkan music scene in 2007 with his mega-hit “Crno Mece”. His career continued to grow with songs such as “Morfijum” and “Volim te na kvadrat”, and he’s received numerous awards over the years. Based on this success and musical experience, Deni could bring his pop-folk sound to the Eurovision Song Contest, that is something we’ve been missing out for years now. 

ENISA

Enisa Nikaj was born in Brooklyn, New York but her roots go back to Montenegro. Enisa began her musical careerr by covering songs such as “Titanium” from David Guetta & Sia and “Hello” from Adele. Her debut single “Burn This Bridge” was released back in 2016, followed by “Glory Days” and “Freedom” in 2017 and more. The year of 2022 was an unforgettable for Enisa, as she released her first EP “Fake Love” and numerous new music videos. In March she was announced as one of the contestants to compete in the first edition of the American Song Contest, where she represented her home state of New York. In October she also tweeted that she was supposed to represent Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023….but the national broadcaster decided to withdraw. 


Who would you like to see compete at potential new National Final, and get the right to represent Montenegro at Eurovision Song Contest? 

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duxx
duxx
3 months ago

Montenegrin here. No we wont return in 2025 unfortunately. RTCG already gave some hints in the public that they dont need ESC.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  duxx

ESC return or not, i’ll deffo follow that music festival anyway, although a return with either Dado Polumenta or Ksenija would give you guys a fab result with the right song

but yeah there are other ways of giving your music scene a boost, even without ESC, i mean albania has FiK for a longer time than they are in ESC and it is a very prestigious popular festival

Hmm
Hmm
3 months ago

Yea I dont see MNE opting to send ethnic Albanians, which you’ve mentioned on this article.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

Enisa FOR SURE needs to go, even if it’s for another country! She has some really great catchy songs that all types of audiences will appreciate!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

my ultimate dream for Montenegro is Dado Polumenta, which would be a ”zeljko joksimovic” sort of entry for them to compare to serbia

recommends from me of him to listen to

  • Ona Koje Nema (a duet with former beovizija’s Dzenan Loncarevic)
  • Alea (first single of his similar titled recent new album)
  • Ti Si Mi Sve (a duet with a newbie Lina, very easy listening bop)
  • Talija (very passionate balkan ballad
Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

The way I know for him very well and yet I know none of these songs listed lol

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

then you don’t know him that well

first 3 are recent songs, only Talija is a what older release

his uncle Sako also has nice music

with their niece Adina, he has a song called ”Bijeli Cvijet” which has a montenegrin hooverphonic vibe for me personally

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

If you think that is anywhere close to Zeljko Joksimovic…

Anonymous92
Anonymous92
3 months ago

Karol G would be a great option for Montenegro, ESC would also take her career to new heights

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

Ksenija Knezevic from Hurricane!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

and she’s rich so, even better for the broadcaster, as she can fund her own staging, effects etc

Dado or Sako or their niece Adina (a recent new breakthrough) would also be able to afford their own stagings and effects quite easily

good that Montenegro gets its own music festival, also for more new talent

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

montenegro, north macedonia, monaco and slovakia in 2025

Ari
Ari
3 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

And Andorra.

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago
Reply to  Ari

haven’t heard much about andorra, but those 4 got their broadcasters already working on the return in 2025

Karl
Karl
3 months ago

I hope so but Australia needs to go. They’ve overstayed their welcome, and as we’ve seen from their voting history, the way they vote only benefits one country.

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago
Reply to  Karl

doubt that will happen anytime soon, they bring their sweet kangoroo dollars and the ebu sure loves it

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago
Reply to  Karl

They got good songs

Ari
Ari
3 months ago

Yes please. I wanna see a Montevizija full of ethnic stuff with none of the usual Eurovision NF songwriting camp nomads.

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago

I Sure Hope Not

Amigo
Amigo
3 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

I hope for a single positive comment from you, Bejba! I’m sure you can do it once in a while.

Karl
Karl
3 months ago
Reply to  Amigo

It’s a troll. Just ignore it.

Bejba
Bejba
3 months ago
Reply to  Amigo

Its Not Ewen Me Saying This . Its A Big Fool Has Stolen My Email And Identity

Amigo
Amigo
3 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Are you a part of Let 3? Their Identity was stolen too.