Montenegro is a relative newcomer to the Eurovision competition, having only been part of the field since 2007. And in 2010 and 2011, they sat the competition out due to financial difficulties.
And their results in the years they have participated haven’t really been anything to write home about; failing to make the Grand Final in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013. But in the 2014 grand final, they finished 19th and last year, they finished 13th. So things are looking up.
‘X Factor Adria’ finalists Highway will take the baton next month, in the hope of perhaps cracking the top ten for the very first time.
Their song ‘The Real Thing’ is a big rock number, fuelled by crunching guitars, but with a few liberal electronic flourishes thrown in for good measure. That it stands out from the rest of the pack we’ve covered thus far is possibly a good thing, but we’re not sure a top ten berth will be on the line. Cinq points.