Montenegro: Is Who See Playing a Joke with “Igranka”?

So when I first heard that Who See—a Montenegrin hip-hop group—would be singing at Eurovision I LOL-ed and thought Montenegro had totally given up on ever making the final. But after listening to their entry “Ingranka” and learning that it features Nina Zizic, I’m starting to take them seriously.

Their video features Nina in sexy lingerie straddling a chair. That’s all well and good. But what really gets me is the fact that she sounds like Loleatta Holloway in that song “Love Sensation.” Lady has a voice, and for whatever reason it works with all the rapping.

Here’s how Deda and Boyz explained the song to Eurovision.tv:

‘Igranka’ is typical hip-hop song with a voice of an angel – Nina Žiži?. The idea was to spread positive energy with the song. So, we are singing about joy of life, partying and things we want and dream about. We could even say that we are actually having hedonic song.

You can watch their glossy video and read the lyrics to the song below. Then let us know what you think. Is this yet another disaster from Montenegro? Or is this the song that will finally get them to the final?

Vodim te na igranku, na-na-na-na igranku…

Festa je to, ne prestaje to, bit za bitom, vers za versom
Mrda se cio svijet s njom, jednim potezom i univerzum
‘ajde vodi me, oslobodi me od gadnih stresova tokom godine
Ne mogu vise da se paranojisem, na dobru festu sve mi mirise
Igranka bez prestanka vanka, na podijum ili pored sama sanka
Dan kad svane tu smo, nikad nije pustos
Nista nije frka samo treba uc’ u stos
Kik i bas zaraza razara, niko nece poc’ utvr?enog pazara
Opet sjutra utabanim stazama, s mojima visim ne mislim o parama

Nek’ traje cijelu noc i cijeli dan
I bice jos, bice jos bolje, vjeruj mi
Jer mi smo stvoreni za to
Vodim te, vodim te, po?i za mnom ti
Po?i sa mnom sad
Ova noc je ta, ne vidi se kraj

Vodim te na igranku

Treba mi festa sto nece prestat’ dok ženska treska komad mesnat
Vrucina kao u rernu na dvjesta, odosmo s mozgom, stroboskop bljecka
Bit ko blesav po glavi siba, pregore kesa, pice mi sipaj
Gradele, ?esan, petrusin, riba, danu svega da se pokidam
I vodi me ne?e da glavu produvam, ne?e ?e muzika dobro izuva
Pa da ne staje no samo da gruva, da svu noc traje i svi da su tuna
Pritisak trpi se, krpim se s mukom, vodi me ne?e da bas ne bih puk’o
Na?injem limenku, život je ?udo, ‘ajmo na igranku, ?e cemo drugo

Nek’ traje cijelu noc i cijeli dan
I bice jos, bice jos bolje, vjeruj mi
Jer mi smo stvoreni za to
Vodim te, vodim te, po?i za mnom ti
Po?i sa mnom sad
Ova noc je ta, ne vidi se kraj
Vodim te na igranku

Samo nek’ bit udara, svi su mi o?e banja
I nije bitno to sto svima je nov?anik tanak

Samo nek’ bit udara, svi su mi o?e banja
Burgija vrti vazda tamo ?e ne vrti para

Vodim te na igranku, na-na-na-na igranku…

“The Party” — English Translation

I’ll take you to the party, to to to to the party,
It’s a party, it doesn’t stop, beat after beat, verse after verse,
Whole world is shaking for her, one move and universe
Come on take me, from this awful pressure, let me free
I can’t paranoia no more, everything smells on good party
Party won’t stop, on podium or next to the bar
When day comes we are always here, never is a waste
No sweat just gotta get on with it
The beat and the bass are so catchy, no one gonna left now
Tomorrow we will hang out, with my people no one thinks about money

Let it take all night and all day
It will be better and better believe me
Cos’ we are made for it
I will take you, take you, come with me
Come with me now
The night is the one, ain’t gonna end

I’ll take you to the party

I need a party that won’t stop while the hot girl is shaking
Hot is like in oven up to 200, head flies, strobe flashing
Beat goes crazy in my head, burn down bag, give me a drink
Grill, garlic, parsley and fish, give me all so I can overeat
Take me somewhere to cool down, where the music plays so good
No stopping, just let it keep pumping, all night long everyone are here with me
The pressure is on, gotta struggle to make it, take me somewhere so I don’t crack
Open a can, life is out a hand, let’s go to the party, where else we can

Let it take all night and all day
It will be better and better believe me
Cos’ we are made for it
I will take you, take you, come with me
Come with me now
The night is the one, ain’t gonna end

I’ll take you to the party

Let us hear the beat,
everyone’s great
Doesn’t matter no one’s got no money
Let us hear the beat, everyone’s great
The drill will always spin but the money doesn’t

I’ll take you to the party, to to to to the party