'Ajde, kroci

Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Country Montenegro
National selection
Selection processMontenegroSong 2007
Selection date(s)25 February 2007
Selected entrantStevan Faddy
Selected song"'Ajde, kroči"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Slaven Knezović
  • Milan Perić
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (22nd)
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007 2008►

Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, having previously participated as part of Yugoslavia (from 1961 to 1992) and as part of Serbia and Montenegro (from 2004 to 2006).

Their song and performer were chosen on the 25 February 2007 through a national final called MontenegroSong 2007. The Montenegrin public chose Stevan Faddy and the song "'Ajde, kroči" to represent the nation as its first entry.[1] In the competition, ten songs competed with the winner being selected by televoting only.

Before Eurovision[]

MontenegroSong 2007[]

MontenegroSong 2007 was the national final organised by RTCG in order to select Montenegro's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. Ten entries competed in a televised final on 25 February 2007, which was held at the RTCG studios in Podgorica and hosted by Dražen Bauković and Olivera Simunović. The show was televised on TVCG 1 as well as broadcast online via the broadcaster's website rtcg.org.

Competing entries[]

Artists and songwriters were able to submit their entries between 13 January 2007 and 9 February 2007. All artists and composers were required to have Montenegrin nationality or citizenship to be eligible to submit entries and songs were required to be in the Montenegrin language.[2] At the closing of the deadline, RTCG received 16 entries. A selection jury consisting of KIC "Budo Tomović" music or Maja Popović, composer Slobodan Kovačević and RTCG music or Vesna Ivanović evaluated the received submissions and selected ten entries for the national final.[3][4] The selected artists and songs were announced on 14 and 17 February 2007, respectively. The running order draw for the competing entries took place on 18 February 2007.

Final[]

The final took place on 25 February 2007. "'Ajde, kroči" performed by Stevan Faddy was selected as the winner entirely by public televoting. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the show featured guest performances by 2007 Belarusian Eurovision entrant Dmitry Koldun, 2005 Serbian and Montenegrin Eurovision entrants No Name and 2007 Slovenian Eurovision entrant Alenka Gotar.[1]

Final – 25 February 2007
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 Marko Vukčević "Svaki put me tebi vodi" (Сваки пут ме теби води) Marko Vukčević, Slaven Vukčević 841 3
2 Crveno i crno "Luda sam bez tebe" (Луда сам без тебе) Mihailo Radonjić, Goran Atanasković 137 10
3 Grim "Kada ona ljubi te" (Када она љуби те) Nebojsa Đukanović 573 5
4 Milena Vidaković "Duga" (Дуга) Svetlana Raicković 372 6
5 Nina and Dan poslije "Anđele" (Анђеле) Zoran Radonjić, Nina Petković 604 4
6 Rolly "Kad se sjetim" (Кад си с́етим) Pjetar Dedivanović, Ljubo Jovović, V. Dedivanović 261 9
7 Stefan Filipović "Ne mogu bez tebe" (Не могу без тебе) Mirsad Serhatlić, Sanja Perić 2,842 2
8 Dalibor Dado Đurović "Zašto" (Зашто) Sergej Ćetković 323 7
9 Stevan Faddy "'Ajde, kroči" ('Ајде, крочи) Slaven Knezović, Milan Perić 4,749 1
10 Ivana Radinović "Nemam snage" (Немам снаге) Mihailo Radonjić, Momcilo Zeković-Zeko 302 8

At Eurovision[]

As this was Montenegrin debut, the country had to compete in the semi-final of the 2007 Contest, held on 10 May 2007.

On the night of the semi-final Stevan Faddy performed seventh, following Georgia's entry, "Visionary Dream" by Sopho and preceding Switzerland's DJ Bobo with "Vampires Are Alive". He received 33 points, placing 22nd in a field of 28 songs and failing to qualify for the final night.[5]

Voting[]

Points awarded to Montenegro[]

Points awarded to Montenegro (Semi-final)[6]
Score Country
12 points
10 points
8 points  Serbia
7 points  Albania
6 points
5 points
4 points
3 points  Macedonia
2 points
1 point

Points awarded by Montenegro[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b Gudim, Laura (2007-02-25). "Stevan Faddy for Montenegro!". ESCToday.
  2. ^ Floras, Stella (13 January 2007). "RTCG confirms National Selection". Esctoday.
  3. ^ "Komisija odabrala 10 kompozicija za Montenegrosong". RTCG (in Montenegrin). 14 February 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Montenegro 2007".
  5. ^ "Semi-Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Results of the Semi-Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Results of the Grand Final of Helsinki 2007". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.