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Montenegro calls for songs: Who will follow in Slavko's footsteps?

01 November 2017 at 15:52 CET
Montenegro second rehearsal Thomas Hanses
Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG) has announced a public call for songs for Montevizija 2018, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The competition is open to songwriters from around the world.

Budding songwriters have just 45 days to submit an entry for Montenegro's national selection for Eurovision 2018. Songwriters can submit up to two songs each and in addition to the standard rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, entries should be written in Montenegrin. The performing artists should also be citizens of Montenegro. 

Anonymous applications in 2018

Prospective authors should apply anonymously using a five-digit code under which will be used during the selection process. Songs should be submitted using either a USB or CD. Submissions must also be accompanied by five printed copies of the lyrics. Information about the songwriter, including biopgraphy, and copyright information relating to the recording should also be included in the official submission. For further details visit the website of ETCG

Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

Montenegro made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and qualified for the Grand Final in both 2014 and 2015. Last year Slavko Kalezić represented the country with his song Space. It was at Eurovision that Slavko captured the attention of music manager Louis Walsh, who persuaded him to audition for the X Factor. The singer sailed through to the so-called 'Six Chair Challenge' and reached the Judge's Houses phase with Nicole Scherzinger.

You can read more about Slavko's Eurovision experiences in our feature published last month.