Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
Member stationUJRT
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances2
First appearance2004
Last appearance2005
Best result2nd: 2004
Worst result7th: 2005
External links
Serbia and Montenegro's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, from 2004. This entry was a success, with the country finishing second with the performance of Željko Joksimović. In 2005, the second performance finished 7th, courtesy of the band No Name from Podgorica. Serbia and Montenegro is one of the few countries that have sent all the songs in one of the official languages. The country split into Serbia and Montenegro after the 2006 contest.

History[edit]

Yugoslavia has been participating in the Eurovision ever since 1961 (5 years after its creation)[clarification needed] when it debuted along Spain and Finland becoming the 14th participant. The best result occurred in 1989 when it won with "Rock Me" by Riva. Yugoslavia participated regularly until 1992 missing only the editions between 1977 and 1980 and the one in 1985.

In 1992 it competed representing FR Yugoslavia formed by Serbia and Montenegro. FR Yugoslavia was banned from participating in the 1993 edition due to UN sanctions and Yugoslav wars. This marked a decade-long absence from the contest.

Serbia and Montenegro had sent an application to take part in the 2003. However they were unable to take part after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) decided that too many countries would be relegated if the country took part.[1] RTS held a contest – Beovizija 2003 – to be used as a "rehearsal" for next years Eurovision selection, held between 12–14 April. The winner was Toše Proeski with "Čija si" – Proeski would go on to represent his home country Macedonia the following year.

No Name were close to becoming the national entry once more, for the 2006 contest in Athens, however since their 2005 win of the national qualifier had been disputed due to tactical voting by the Radio-Television of Montenegro jury, and since the 2006 vote saw a repeat of this, UJRT, the national union of broadcasters, did not reach an agreement on sending them to the contest again. On 20 March 2006, Serbia and Montenegro officially withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The country did however participate in the final voting for the winner. The Eurovision semifinal was not broadcast in Montenegro in 2006, and so the votes from Serbia & Montenegro, were actually from Serbia alone.

Both countries sent separate entries to the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, after the Montenegrin referendum on independence and dissolution of the state union in June 2006. Montenegro made their debut as independent state and sent Stevan Faddy, and Serbia sent Marija Šerifović that brought the trophy to Serbia in their debuting Eurovision participation.

Contestants[edit]

Table key
Winner
Second place
Third place
Last place
Withdrew/disqualified
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
2004 Željko Joksimović Serbian "Lane moje" (Лане моје) 2 263 1 263
2005 No Name Montenegrin "Zauvijek moja" (Заувијек моја) 7 137 Top 12 Previous Year[a]
2006 No Name Montenegrin "Moja ljubavi" (Моја љубави) Withdrew[b][c]

Awards[edit]

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

Year Category Song Composer(s)
lyrics (l) / music (m)
Performer Final Points Host city Ref.
2004 Press Award "Lane moje" (Лане моје) Željko Joksimović (m), Leontina Vukomanović (l) Željko Joksimović 2 263 Turkey Istanbul
2005 Composer Award "Zauvijek moja" (Заувијек моја) Slaven Knezović (m), Milan Perić (l) No Name 7 137 Ukraine Kiev

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

Year Serbian commentator Montenegrin commentator Spokesperson Ref.
2003 Mladen Popović No broadcast Did not participate
2004 Duška Vučinić-Lučić Dražen Bauković, Tamara Ivanković Nataša Miljković
2005 Dražen Bauković, Tamara Ivanković, Danijel Popović Nina Radulović
2006 Dražen Bauković, Tamara Ivanković Jovana Janković

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to the then-Eurovision rules, the top ten non-Big Four countries from the previous year along with the Big Four automatically qualified for the Grand Final without having to compete in semi-finals. For example, if Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with all countries ranked in the top ten.
  2. ^ Serbia and Montenegro intended to send "Moja ljubavi" by No Name but withdrew from the 2006 contest on 20 March 2006. However the EBU granted them permission to participate in the semi-final and final voting. The Eurovision semifinal was not broadcast in Montenegro in 2006, and so the votes from Serbia and Montenegro, were actually from Serbia alone.
  3. ^ Even though Serbia and Montenegro did not send an entry to the 2006 contest, they were already entered into the Semi-Final by the EBU due to not pulling out of the contest early enough. Therefore, pulling out too late meant Serbia and Montenegro had automatically been placed 24th (last) in a contest they did not compete in.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2002-11-27). "No new countries at next Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2013-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "Marcel Bezençon Awards". eurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 16 July 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2019.