Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Montenegrin entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG. Rambo Amadeus represented Montenegro with the song "Euro Neuro", which failed to qualify from the first semi-final, achieving 15th place with 20 points.
|Eurovision Song Contest 2012|
|Selection process||Internal selection|
|Selection date(s)||Artist: 12 December 2011|
Song: 15 March 2012
|Selected entrant||Rambo Amadeus|
|Selected song||"Euro Neuro"|
|Selected songwriter(s)||Antonije Pušić|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (15th)|
|Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Since entering the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, Montenegro had failed to make it to the Eurovision final, with their best result at the 2009 semi-final, finishing in 11th place. Due to financial difficulties in November 2009 RTCG announced that Montenegro would not participate at the 2010 Contest. They didn't participate at the 2011 Contest either, but on 20 November 2011, the head of RTCG Branko Vojičić, had announced that Montenegro would return for the 2012 Contest and confirmed it ten days later.
On 12 December 2011, RTCG announced that Rambo Amadeus would represent Montenegro in Baku. The Montenegrin song, "Euro Neuro", was presented during a television special on 15 March 2012, which was hosted by Sabrija Vulić. The show was televised on TVCG 1 and RTV Montenegro as well as broadcast online via the broadcaster's website rtcg.me. "Euro Neuro" was written by Amadeus himself and was recorded in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
During the Semi-Final Allocation draw which was held on 25 January 2012, it was announced Montenegro were scheduled to compete on the first half of the first semi-final on 22 May. On 20 March 2012 the running order draw was held, which determined the order of which the participants performed. Montenegro was set to perform first on the first semi-final.
That was the third time that Montenegro performed first at the first semi-final. The previous times were in 2008 and 2009. Montenegro got 15th place, with only 20 points from San Marino and Albania. Albania had 100% jury that night. The Albanian jury gave Montenegro 12 points and the San Marino jury gave 8 points. The public vote gave Montenegro 24 points and 14th place, but the jury gave 28 points and 16th place.
Points awarded to MontenegroEdit
|8 points||San Marino|
Points awarded by MontenegroEdit
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