Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Previously it participated as part of Yugoslavia (both the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1991 and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992) and Serbia and Montenegro (from 2004 to 2006).
The 2005 entrants from Serbia and Montenegro, No Name, were from Montenegro, as were the 1983 and 1984 entrants for Yugoslavia.
Since Montenegro became an independent state on 21 May 2006, the nation has continuously taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest. The country made its solo debut in the 2007 contest so far only managing poor results without qualifying for the final. 2009 saw the country's best result with an 11th place in the first semi-final but it still was not enough to secure them a place in the final.