Life Montenegro would rather have new cars than participate in Eurovision By weekster Posted on November 17, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG prefers to invest in a new fleet than in participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. That is the reason why the country is not in Rotterdam next year, is stated in a statement spread Friday. “Our participants usually achieved modest results” “Participation in the Eurovision Song Contest costs us 130,000 euros annually. Our participants usually achieved modest results, and hardly qualified for the grand finale,” the statement says. “This year we have therefore decided to invest the money in the renewal of our fleet. The plan is to buy five new cars, which considerably increases the safety of our employees as they cover more than 1000 kilometers every day.” Last week it was announced that Montenegro will skip a year in 2020. That was confirmed earlier this week by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Previously, Montenegro withdrew in 2010 and 2011, also for financial reasons. Montenegro has never played a significant role during the song festival so far. In eleven participations the final was twice won, with the best result being the thirteenth place in 2015. In the past four years, Montenegro went down without a hitch in the semi-finals, although in 2017 the country still made it one of the most striking artists of that year. Slavko was in the spotlight at the time by helicopting on stage with a long ponytail in a transparent shirt. He ‘won’ the prize for just dressed act of the year.