The Eurovision Festival of this next 2020 will be plagued by absences. The last to announce that of Montenegro, which says goodbye to the music contest after a 2019 in which his group D Mol failed to go to the final with the theme Heaven. The reason given by public television, not being able to meet the requirements.
This has been stated by TCG, the Montenegrin national chain, to
, pointing out that “will not participate in the next Eurovision 2020 Festival in Rotterdam ”. Although the chain "had initially confirmed its participation", finally "has decided to withdraw its request" for next year.
“You have decided to withdraw your request
Apparently, as the portal points out, “RTCG did everything possible to compete in Rotterdam, but things did not materialize in the end ”. In fact, the EBU provided facilities to the Montenegrin public corporation to be able to present itself to Eurovision 2020 by granting it “an extension after the deadline of October 10 to confirm its participation”, but it did not help.
The reason they point out is that “RTCG could not meet the requirements, and, therefore, has decided to withdraw from the Eurovision edition next year. ” A goodbye that arrives after last May the candidacy of the group D Mol with his theme Heaven
Do not go to the grand finale of the contest.
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This absence will not be the first of the Baltic country at the festival, since since its debut in Eurovision in 2007 it has ruled out participating in the editions of Oslo 2010 and Düsseldorf 2011. This 2020 will be the third time he says goodbye in thirteen years.
In addition, that of Montenegro will not be the only withdrawal for the next edition of the contest. So much Moldova as Hungary are pending confirmation its participation definitively, which would reduce the number of competing countries to 40.