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Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

 

Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest

Serbia and Montenegro
YugoslaviaSerbia, Montenegro
Member station UJRT
National selection events Evropesma
Appearances
Appearances 2
First appearance 2004
Last appearance 2005
Best result 2nd: 2004
Worst result 7th: 2005
External links
Serbia and Montenegro's page at Eurovision.tv
Željko Joksimović at Istanbul (2004)

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, Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro is one of the few countries that have sent all the songs in one of the official languages.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Contestants 2
  • Voting history 3
  • Marcel Bezençon Awards 4
  • Commentators 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

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 for the first time in their Eurovision history.

Contestants

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
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
2006 Withdrew from the competition, but still voted
  • 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]
NOTES
a. ^ 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.
b. If a country won the previous year, they did not have to compete in Semi Finals, or back in the early 2005-2007 era, countries who done well did not have to compete in Semi Finals the following year. The top ten non-Big four along with the Big four countries automatically qualified, for example, if Germany and France placed inside the top 10, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with everyone within the top 10.

Voting history

Serbia and Montenegro withdrew from the 2006 contest, but still was allowed to vote. Between 2004 and 2006, Serbia and Montenegro's voting history is as follows:

Marcel Bezençon Awards

Press Award
Year Song Performer Final Result Points Host city
2004 "Lane moje" (Лане моје) Željko Joksimović 2nd 263 Istanbul
Composer Award
Year Song Composer(s)
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
Performer Final
Result
Points Host city
2005 "Zauvijek moja" Slaven Knezović (m) and Milan Perić (l) No Name 7th 137 Kiev

Commentators

Jovana Janković vote announcer for Serbia and Montenegro during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece
Year(s) Serbian commentator Montenegran commentator Spokesperson
2003 Mladen Popović No broadcast Did not participate
2004 Duška Vučinić-Lučić Dražen Bauković and
Tamara Ivanković
Nataša Miljković
2005 Dražen Bauković,
Tamara Ivanković and
Danijel Popović
Nina Radulović
2006 Dražen Bauković and
Tamara Ivanković
Jovana Janković

See also

References

  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2002-11-27). "No new countries at next Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-07-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.eurovision.tv/page/history/by-year/contest?event=333

External links

  • Points to and from Serbia and Montenegro eurovisioncovers.co.uk
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