The Head of Entertainment for Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG, Ivan Maksimović, has announced, in an interview with Dnevne Novine, that Montevizija will not go ahead in 2022 due to COVID-19 and financial troubles.
More details regarding Montenegro’s selection method for Eurovision 2022 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks; but one thing that Ivan seems confident on is that the Montenegrin public will not have the final say, and that both Montenegrin and foreign songwriters could submit an entry.
Despite Montevizija being ruled out as Montenegro’s national final for Eurovision 2022, Ivan believes that the show could be brought back in another form in the future.
Montenegro’s last Eurovision participation was in 2019, when the group D-Mol performed “Heaven” in the first semi final, finishing in 16th place. Montenegro withdrew from Eurovision 2020 and 2021, due to financial issues and a restructuring of their funds.
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