After chosing their act for the Eurovision Song Contest internally since 2009, Montenegro will now have a public national final for the contest in 2018. Broadcaster RTCG confirmed the news this Wednesday.
The final will take place in February. A total of five acts will battle for the ticket to Lisbon in a televised national final. Five jury members will make a shortlist for the show. Afterwards, the public will have a 100% say on who wins the contest.
The submission window for artists and composers to submit their entries to the Montenegrin broadcaster will open on November 1st 2017.
Slavko Kalezić did not qualify
In 2017 Slavko Kalezić (pictured above) was selected via an internal selection by the Montenegrin broadcaster. He failed to qualify for the Grand Final with the song ‘Space’. Montenegro stranded in the semies on nearly every occasion, except for 2014 and 2015.