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|Worst result||7th: 2005|
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Serbia and Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, from 2004. This entry was a success, with the country finishing second with the performance of Željko Joksimović. In 2005, the second performance finished 7th, courtesy of the band No Name from Podgorica, Montenegro. Serbia and Montenegro is one of the few countries that have sent all the songs in one of the official languages.
Yugoslavia has been participating in the Eurovision ever since 1961 (5 years after its creation) when it debuted along Spain and Finland becoming the 14th participant. The best result occurred in 1989 when it won with "Rock Me" by Riva. Yugoslavia participated regularly until 1992 missing only the editions between 1977 and 1980 and the one in 1985.
In 1992 it competed representing FR Yugoslavia formed by Serbia and Montenegro. FR Yugoslavia was banned from participating in the 1993 edition due to UN sanctions and Yugoslav wars. This marked a decade-long absence from the contest.
Serbia and Montenegro had sent an application to take part in the 2003. However they were unable to take part after the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) decided that too many countries would be relegated if the country took part. RTS held a contest – Beovizija 2003 – to be used as a "rehearsal" for next years Eurovision selection, held between 12–14 April. The winner was Toše Proeski with "Čija si" – Proeski would go on to represent his home country Macedonia the following year.
No Name were close to becoming the national entry once more, for the 2006 contest in Athens, however since their 2005 win of the national qualifier had been disputed due to tactical voting by the Radio-Television of Montenegro jury, and since the 2006 vote saw a repeat of this, UJRT, the national union of broadcasters, did not reach an agreement on sending them to the contest again. On 20 March 2006, Serbia and Montenegro officially withdrew from the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The country did however participate in the final voting for the winner. The Eurovision semifinal was not broadcast in Montenegro in 2006, and so the votes from Serbia & Montenegro, were actually from Serbia alone.
Both countries sent separate entries to the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, after the Montenegrin referendum on independence and dissolution of the state union in June 2006. Montenegro made their debut as independent state and sent Stevan Faddy, and Serbia sent Marija Šerifović that brought the trophy to Serbia in their debuting Eurovision participation.
|2004||Željko Joksimović||Serbian||"Lane moje" (Лане моје)||2||263||1||263|
|2005||No Name||Montenegrin||"Zauvijek moja" (Заувијек моја)||7||137||Top 12 Previous Year|
|Withdrew from the competition, but still voteda|
|Year||Song||Performer||Final Result||Points||Host city|
|2004||"Lane moje" (Лане моје)||Željko Joksimović||2nd||263||Istanbul|
Lyrics (l) / Music (m)
|2005||"Zauvijek moja"||Slaven Knezović (m) and Milan Perić (l)||No Name||7th||137||Kiev|
|Year(s)||Serbian commentator||Montenegran commentator||Spokesperson|
|2003||Mladen Popović||No broadcast||Did not participate|
|2004||Duška Vučinić-Lučić||Dražen Bauković and
Tamara Ivanković and
|2006||Dražen Bauković and