Montenegrin representative Sergej Cetkovic, who was internally selected by state broadcaster RTCG, is taking his Eurovision job seriously, y’all. He is already doing media interviews!

Speaking to Blic newspaper last week, he said that his entry will be a ballad, as he is most comfortable with that kind of music. He revealed that he will be in charge of writing the lyrics and composing the music for the song,but that there will be another person involved in the arrangement. The language of the song is still unknown, but it will most likely to be in Montenegrin. The song will be presented to the public in March.

As for the staging, he promises to keep it as simple as possible because he wants people to hear music and not focus on the special effects. So no more spacesuits and lasers from Montenegro!

He added that he is very sad and surprised to see Serbia withdraw, as he was looking forward to hanging out with his Serbian neighbours.

Sergej-Cetkovic

Sergej is a well-known artist in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. His best known songs are ballads, which he is really good at. We may not see special effects on stage, but there won’t be a lack of emotions in Copenhagen next year. Tissues, please!

His latest work is a ballad entitled Nisu mi dali da te volim ( They didn’t allow me to love you). It might give us a hint of what we should expect in Denmark. You can listen to it below:

http://youtu.be/kyXUGyzNGyA

He is most known for his song Pogledi u tami which is on the soundtrack for the “Glances from the Eiffel Tower” movie.

Pogledi u tami ( Glances in the dark )

You’re looking at me as if we know each other
Two strangers that’s all we are

Talk to me about where you were while the rain was pouring down
I wish this night would have your scent
forever

I’m looking at you, we’re walking slowly
I feel as if we’ve known each other for a long time
Deja vu
Everything already reminds me of past days
Hands while walking, soft touch
You and me

And when everybody leaves
We will stay alone
Just you and me
and glances in the dark
Tell me so that I could know
that the morning is not close
that there’s time
for series of kisses

I’m looking at you through this night that’s falling
Two strangers, we’re under the lights, dear,
of this city

Talk to me about where you were while the rain was pouring down
I wish this night would have your scent
Forever

And when everybody leaves…

So,boys and girls,what are you expecting from Sergej? Should he sing in native language? Is it time for Montenegrins to switch to English?

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.
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Nick1991
Nick1991
7 years ago

Potential Winner! Everyone VOTE for HIM

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

@Charles I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The competition is called the EuroVISION Song Contest. Do you not under stand the meaning of vision? If the contest was purely based on vocals and nothing else it would be broadcast on the radio only and not television. The competition needs to be fun for everyone super fans and casual viewers alike. Do you not think the contest would be very boring if we had 26 Zlatas for instance? Just as strong vocals are a key part to the contest, so is the fun factor. Based on all your… Read more »

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Fair enough. Just saying, though – if you don’t want to generalize about the Eurovision audience, you don’t need to. As much as people can be wowed by elaborate presentations, the same can be true for a good song with a strong vocal performance. Pastora Soler comes to mind – there’s a reason she won the OGAE 2012 Second Chance poll, and it’s not just the particular song. And that, if anything, should serve as strong evidence that the Eurovision fanbase isn’t as shallow as you perceive it to be.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Alex: I still stick to my thoughts concerning that “most Eurovision fans lack the ability to just listen …” you can have the stage presence, the body language, this and that bla bla bla but at the end of the day none of that can compensate anything when the song itself It just rubbish. I don’t want to generalize but let me tell you this: I have been there, seen it all and I know what most Eurovision fans seek for every year … and I’ll stop here: I’ll leave the follow up to my comment for everyone to think… Read more »

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

@Charles, if what you’re saying about “most Eurovision fans” were true, then why did Estonia finish in 6th place in 2012? You’re just stereotyping the Eurovision audience – give people a little more credit. Even Italy in 2013 got 10th place in the televoting despite having the least elaborate stage presentation of the night, and a song that not everyone agrees is the most musically interesting. And regarding the performance – even in classical vocal performance, it is essential that the performer have a stage presence. You should dress well on stage, and your body language should bring out the… Read more »

Arianna
7 years ago

I actually loved the staging of Molitva.. well, I guess it was more the choreography. It added to the power of the song. I guess that’s what the staging should actually do. Maybe Sergej will bring us just that.

Comy
Comy
7 years ago

It depends of what kind of ballad it is.If it’s powerful as,for example,”Molitva” the stage doesn’t need any special effects 😉 I just hope that we will at least qualify. 🙂

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

@Alex: The power and impact of a great ballad relies on our ability to listen and be moved by it … remember Estonia 2012? … because if we only expect every single song to have things happening on stage just for the sake of a performance instead of a great song being performed, we will have a circus going on for the desperate sake of getting votes. Going back to basics is always better than over-the-top crap. And i’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: most Eurovision fans lack the ability to just listen …that verb has been… Read more »

Evridiki
Evridiki
7 years ago

You can expect good vocal performance 🙂 Something that doesn’t appear on ESC stage so often 😉

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Charles, the fact that it’s a ballad with minimal stage presentation doesn’t mean it’s going to necessarily be a good song or performance… remember Belgium 2012. That being said, “Nisu mi dali da te volim” isn’t bad. The instrumental is really nice. I think he’ll have to submit something with a more powerful vocal part to move the hearts of the voters, or at least my own. The other song is too drowsy for my tastes – the instrumental really drags that one down. Based on these two songs, it’s probably a really good thing he’s finding someone else to… Read more »

Arianna
7 years ago

I read in an interview that he was gonna release his songs in many languages. Wonder which one he will use for ESC? xD I like hearing their language & with a ballad, it seems to work really well (for Iceland 2013 this year anyway) But a final qualification at least would make them happy.

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

I guess the answer is or should be easy: expect a good song that is worth both listening and having in the competition, otherwise what’s the point of focusing on the performer?