Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Country Montenegro
National selection
Selection processInternal Selection
Selection date(s)Artist: 19 November 2013
Song: 9 March 2014
Selected entrantSergej Ćetković
Selected song"Moj svijet"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (7th, 63 points)
Final result19th, 37 points
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2013 2014 2015►

Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] Their entry was chosen through an internal selection, organised by the Montenegrin broadcaster Radio televizija Crne Gore (RTCG). Sergej Ćetković represented Montenegro with the song "Moj svijet", which he wrote himself together with Emina Sandal. The entry qualified from the first semi-final and competed in the final.[2] This was Montenegro's first qualification to the final since their debut in the contest in 2007. Montenegro placed 19th in the final, earning 37 points.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Internal selection[edit]

On 19 November 2013, RTCG announced at a press conference at RTCG Headquarters in Podgorica that Sergej Ćetković would represent Montenegro in Copenhagen. Ćetković previously attempted to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 where he placed eighth in their national final with the song "Ne mogu da ti oprostim".[2] Ćetković was also contacted by RTCG to represent Montenegro in early 2013, however due to time constraints he was not able to commit to the proposal.[3] In regards to his selection at the Montenegrin artist, Ćetković stated that his main goal would be to take Montenegro to the final.[4]

The Montenegrin song, "Moj svijet", was presented during a television special on 9 March 2014, which was held at the Hotel Splendid in Bečići and hosted by Sabrija Vulić.[5] The show was televised on TVCG 1 and RTV Montenegro as well as broadcast online via the broadcaster's website rtcg.me and the official Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.tv.[6] "Moj svijet" was written by Emina Sandal, Vladan Popović and Marko Milatović.[7] An English version of the song, "My Love", with lyrics by Biljana Marković, was also recorded.[8] The music video for the song was directed by Aleksandar Kerekeš.

At Eurovision[edit]

Sergej Ćetković at the first semi-final dress rehearsal

During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Montenegro was drawn to compete in the second half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[9] In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Montenegro would perform 15th, following Netherlands and preceding Hungary.[10] Montenegro qualified from the first semi-final and competed in the final on 10 May 2014. During the winner's press conference for the first semi-final qualifiers, Montenegro was allocated to compete in the first half of the final.[11] Their qualification marked the first time that Montenegro has qualified to the final since their debut in the contest in 2007. In the final, the producers of the show decided that Montenegro would perform 8th, following Armenia and preceding Poland.[12] Montenegro placed 19th in the final, scoring 37 points.

At the contest, Sergej Ćetković was joined on stage by figure skater Jovana Stanisavljević and three backing vocalists: Ivana Cabraja, Martina Majerle and Dragan Brnas.[13][14] Martina Majerle previously represented Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.

The Montenegrin spokesperson revealing the result of the Montenegrin vote in the final was Tijana Mišković.[15]

Points awarded to Montenegro[edit]

Points awarded to Montenegro (semi-final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Montenegro (final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Montenegro[edit]

Split voting results[edit]

The following five members comprise the Montenegrin jury:[16]

Semi-final 1[edit]

The Montenegrin votes in the first semi-final were based on 100% jury voting.[17]

Semi-final 1 – Montenegrin Results
Draw Country S. Filipović S. Bucevac Z. Đurović S. Gacevic M. Radonjić Average Jury Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Armenia 2 2 3 2 1 2 10
02  Latvia 11 10 9 9 15 11
03  Estonia 12 13 10 8 12 13
04  Sweden 5 5 6 13 5 6 5
05  Iceland 9 14 11 15 11 14
06  Albania 1 1 1 1 2 1 12
07  Russia 10 8 8 6 7 7 4
08  Azerbaijan 3 4 4 3 4 4 7
09  Ukraine 4 3 2 4 3 3 8
10  Belgium 13 9 13 11 8 9 2
11  Moldova 6 6 5 5 6 5 6
12  San Marino 8 15 14 14 13 15
13  Portugal 7 7 15 10 14 8 3
14  Netherlands 15 11 12 7 9 10 1
15  Montenegro
16  Hungary 14 12 7 12 10 12

Final[edit]

The Montenegrin votes in the grand final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[18]

Final – Montenegrin Results
Draw Country S. Filipović S. Bucevac Z. Đurović S. Gacevic M. Radonjić Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 9 9 8 7 7 8 8 4 7
02  Belarus 8 8 9 10 9 9 13 10 1
03  Azerbaijan 19 18 19 17 19 19 15 19
04  Iceland 16 16 16 14 15 15 21 20
05  Norway 23 24 25 22 22 25 19 24
06  Romania 20 20 21 25 25 22 3 14
07  Armenia 1 1 1 1 2 1 10 2 10
08  Montenegro
09  Poland 6 7 7 8 8 7 11 7 4
10  Greece 10 10 10 9 10 10 16 15
11  Austria 18 19 18 19 17 17 5 9 2
12  Germany 4 3 2 2 1 2 20 11
13  Sweden 15 17 15 16 16 16 4 8 3
14  France 11 11 11 11 11 11 22 18
15  Russia 25 23 17 24 24 23 1 12
16  Italy 5 5 5 5 5 5 12 5 6
17  Slovenia 14 14 13 12 13 13 2 3 8
18  Finland 21 25 22 20 21 21 24 25
19  Spain 22 21 20 21 20 20 17 21
20   Switzerland 13 13 12 13 12 12 6 6 5
21  Hungary 2 2 3 3 3 3 7 1 12
22  Malta 3 4 4 4 4 4 25 17
23  Denmark 12 12 14 15 14 14 23 22
24  Netherlands 17 15 24 18 18 18 9 16
25  San Marino 7 6 6 6 6 6 18 13
26  United Kingdom 24 22 23 23 23 24 14 23

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (25 September 2013). "Montenegro: RTCG confirms participation- Artist announcement soon". ESCToday. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b Leon, Jakov (19 November 2013). "Sergej Ćetković sings for Montenegro". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
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  11. ^ Brey, Marco (7 May 2014). "First Semi-Final: Meet the winners at the press conference!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
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  13. ^ "Balerina na sceni uz Sergeja". RTCG (in Montenegrin). 12 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  14. ^ Nuhiu, Rinor (15 April 2014). "Montenegro: Three backing-singers to join Sergej on stage". escXtra.com. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  15. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2014: ecco l'elenco degli spokesperson" (in Italian). Eurofestival News. 8 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  16. ^ Brey, Marco (1 May 2014). "Who will be in the expert juries?". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 First Semi-Final". Eurovision.tv. 11 May 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. The voting of Montenegro in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was based on 100% jury voting. In case of technical issues with the televoting or an insufficient amount of votes, the Rules of the Eurovision Song Contest state that 100% jury voting shall apply.
  18. ^ "Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 11 May 2014. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.