Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country  Montenegro
National selection
Selection process MontenegroSong 2008
Selection date(s) 27 January 2007
Selected entrant Stefan Filipović
Selected song "Zauvijek volim te"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (14th)

RTCG chose the Montenegrin entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with help from public votes.

During a special show that aired on RTCG, called MontenegroSong 2008, with a new National Final model, six candidates were presented, out of which Stefan Filipović was selected via televoting as the entrant.

The song which he performed was chosen internally by a 30-member jury appointed by RTCG. The song, "Zauvijek volim te" ("I Love You For Eternity"), was made by a team of Macedonian musicians: Grigor Koprov, Ognen Nedelkovski and Vladimir Dojčinovski, the same trio that composed the Macedonian entry in 2007 "Mojot svet". An English version of the song was also recorded, under the title "Never Forget That I Love You".

It went on to represent Montenegro at the first semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2008 on 20 May 2008, in Belgrade. However the entry failed to achieve enough votes in order to qualify for the final of the contest, finishing 14th.

MontenegroSong 2008

The six candidates were:

Draw Artist Song performed[1] (Original artist) Televotes Place
1 Andrea Demirović "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston) 1300 2
2 Grim "The Power of Love" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) 345 5
3 Jelena Kažanegra "The Best" (Bonnie Tyler/Tina Turner) 377 4
4 Nenad Knežević Knez "Balerina" (Makadam) 667 3
5 Vesna Milačić Kaja "Here I Go Again" (Whitesnake) 341 6
6 Stefan Filipović "Za nju" (Stefan Filipović) 3325 1


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