Earlier this year we reported that Montenegro and RTGC will be returning to the 2022 contest, but will not use their former national final to select their entry for Turin. Instead, they hosted an open call for submissions from all around the world with a short list of requirements:
- Singers for the entry must have Montenegrin citizenship, but other team members can be from outside of the country
- The song can be in any language
- The song cannot be made public prior to the EBU’s release date rule
- Only two submissions are allowed per artist/songwriter
As of this morning RTGC was happy to announce that 30 songs have been received by songwriters from both Montenegro and globally. This sets a new record of interest for the country’s pre-selection process, and the delegation appears to be very excited about this renewed level of excitement around Eurovision.
The submitted songs will now move to a 10 member jury panel who will decide which song and artist will serve as their 2022 representative. There is currently no word on when the jury will need to make a decision by, or when the broadcaster intends to reveal their entry.