Wiwi: It looks like the recession has hit Montenegro hard. This morning Rambo Amadeus showed up in Baku with a wooden horse, seemingly painted by schoolchildren who have not yet perfected the art of coloring. He then stood in place while shouting into a microphone. “We are a bit neurotic about the big changes that […]
The Wiwi Jury is back from Spring Break, and we’re ready to review the remaining 21 Eurovision 2012 songs and contestants. Our international panel of music un-professionals turned to Montenegro today. Were we fans of Rambo and the donkey in his video? Or did we dub him and his music something of an ass? Read […]
Rambo Amadeus, who describes himself as “one of the most prominent cult figures on the ex-Yugoslav music scene,” made a name for himself as a musical freedom fighter. In 1989, with the communists still pulling the strings in Yugoslavia, the Montenegrin singer penned “Cataclysm of Communism” — a rebellious song that authorities renamed “America and […]
Rambo Amadeus, who describes himself as “one of the most prominent cult figures on the ex-Yugoslav music scene,” has a knack for provocation. Amadeus—real name Antonije Pusic—made a name for himself serving up witty lyrics and crude satire. He has, at times, mocked everything from local politics to ethnic conflict in Yugoslavia. As part of […]
On March 15 Rambo Amadeus unveiled his Eurovision entry “Euro-neuro.” As you can read in the lyrics below, the song calls on Europeans to work together to solve pressing issues facing the continent, and to lessen the bureaucracy of institutions like the European Union. The lyrics frequently allude to the ongoing European debt crisis, and […]
Rambo Amadeus, who describes himself as “one of the most prominent cult figures on the ex-Yugoslav music scene,” has been selected to represent Montenegro at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
Since becoming an independent state in 2006, Montenegro has continuously ended up in the trash heap at the Eurovision Song Contest. They placed 22nd in their semi-final in 2007, 14th in 2008 and 11th in 2009. Sadly, the country pulled out of the contest in both 2010 and 2011 due to financial reasons.
For weeks wiwibloggs has been receiving e-mails asking him to identify the unbelievably gorgeous male dancer who accompanied Montenegro’s Andrea Demirovic on stage at Eurovision. Eurovision.tv briefly referred to him as a “very intense male dancer, dressed in all white” and later as a “Croatian-born dancer.” Now, wiwibloggs is pleased to reveal the dancer’s identity: […]