Montenegro will be participating at Eurovision 2019, and broadcaster RTCG have revealed that they will be sticking with the public national selection. The nation often used internal selections, however in 2018 opened the selection up to the public which resulted in Vanja Radovanović being chosen with the song Inje.
Through November, singers and songwriters will be able to submit their entries to the broadcaster for review. Firstly the submissions will be listened to by representatives of RTCG however at that stage the entries will be anonymous as not to influence the panel.
If the song makes it through this stage of the review, the information of the entry including the lyrics, songwriter and performer will be revealed to the panel and subsequently the submission will be scored with the following system:
- Composition – Up to 50 points
- Lyrics – Up to 30 points
- Production potential of the composition – Up to 20 points
From there a shortlist will be created, and these will be the artists that will be revealed to the public who will select the next Montenegrin Eurovision act.
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