Last November RTCG revealed Sergej Cetkovic had been chosen to represent Montenegro in Copenhagen and tonight his song ‘Moj Svijet (My World)’ was revealed in a special presentation. We have a feeling that Celine Dion’s ears are burning: The opening of the song sounds very “My Heart Will Go On”.

RTCG internally selected both the song and the artist. Cetkovic has stated that his primary aim in the Contest this year is to take Montenegro to the grand final. He will be following Montenegro’s 2013 act Who See who failed to advance beyond their semi-final in Malmö and, if he is successful, he will be the first Montenegrin act in the history of the contest to have made the Grand Final.

Cetkovic wrote the music himself and penned the lyrics along with Emina Jahovic, who competed in the Serbian national final in 2010. He’s stated that an English version will be released imminently and that he is practicing his English accent ahead of Copenhagen. We don’t yet know if he’ll sing in English at ESC, but he has revealed that the Sun will be the lightmotif of his performance. We’re sure the staging will be as dramatic as our favourite romantic tragedy starring Kate Winslet!

What do y’all think? Will Montenegro finally make the final or are they doomed to non-qualification for another year? Will this end in tragedy like Titanic? Let us know in the comments box below…

Photo Credit: RTCG

Lyrics:

MY WORLD by Sergej Cetkovic

I seek you not to forget me
When you hug your pillow to dream about me
I’m seeking for happiness but it leaves no trace
As it wrote your happiness for someone else

Know that I still love you
In my heart you sleep alone

I keep my world for you
In my world to get you back
So you give me the glory
With you I only know to love

I keep my world for you
In my world, I seek to get you back
Not to get old alone

In your hands I tie my soul
So the dawn breaks
With you I only know to love

Know that I still love you
In my heart there is only you

I still keep for us
One world of love

Angus Quinn contributed this report from the U.K. You can follow him on Twitter at @Angus_Quinn17. Then like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and gossip.

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Carmen Daniela
Carmen Daniela
7 years ago

Wiwiblog, please get involved with us for honest Eurovision this year!!!
Already Montenegro (small country with great music) is sabotaged, since this morning their official video (Eurovision Song Contest) appears without preview !!!
Miserable!!!!!
CDD from Romania

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Also, Angus, if I may politely point out a correction: the word is “leitmotif,” rather than “lightmotif.”

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Pretty song. It would probably be better kept in Montenegrin.

This isn’t my favorite of the Balkan ballads, but the comparison is somewhat unfair because of two particularly amazing songwriters (Zeljko and Vladimir Graic, the composer of Molitva) making their presence in the contest with songs like Oro, Nije ljubav stvar, Verjamem, and so forth.

The music video really helped me past the language barrier here, with some absolutely gorgeous imagery conveying the feeling of the lyrics. If that’s what the terrain of Montenegro looks like, I want to visit!

abelsg
abelsg
7 years ago

I like this song. Montenegro deserves to be in the final this year. For the writer of the article: This song is not similar to “my heart will go on” not even in the intro. That was a nosense comparison.

SpirK
SpirK
7 years ago

Great job Montenegro! One of the best this year. Excellent music, maybe one of the best I have heard. The only problem is that there is no ”high” moment in the song and that it ends a big abruptly. It still remains a great song. The last two years Montenegro has sended two different, yet both great songs. If last year Montenegro deserved the final, this year it deserved it ten times more! Go Crna Gora!

Kyle
Kyle
7 years ago

An excellent song…I hope it won’t be performed in English. These Balkan songs have a tendency toward cheesiness when translated into English. The text is fine as is, but I can imagine it taking on some horrible cliches and odd word choices if forced into English. My one complaint as it stands is that the song kind of drops off abruptly at the end.

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

This reminds me of “Korake Ti Znam,” but in a much less favourable situation for getting votes.
Mind you, it’s not settled yet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2014#Semi-final_1

Brunowskii
Brunowskii
7 years ago

Great song and wonderful video!
In a year that lacks balcanic participation, Montenegro will represent worthily. I really hope to see Sergej at the final… despite all the block voting on the semi final. Good luck Crna Gora!

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
7 years ago

If this song was from Russia, Azerbaijan… sure, it will be in top 10.

But is Montenegro, and I’m not sure if it will be in the final. However, they did a great job. He is a good singer and the song is a strong ballad.

Good luck Montenegro!

I feel very bad last year, Igranka was great, and they didn’t reach the final. Hope the jury vote for them.

Thiefo
Thiefo
7 years ago

I really think this will be the year when we’ll see Montenegro in the final 🙂

Diane
Diane
7 years ago

Oh my god, it’s very beautiful… Maybe this is the most beautiful song in the competition this year. Very touchy even though you don’t even understand any single word that he said. I hate to admit it, but I almost cry when I listen to this. Good luck Montenegro!

Diane
Diane
7 years ago

Oh my god, it’s very beautiful… Maybe this is the most beautiful song in the competition this year. I hate to admit it, but I almost cry when I listen to this.

Juan Pablo
Juan Pablo
7 years ago

This is so beautiful!! and the video is a trully masterpiece!

Zolan
Zolan
7 years ago

This is good. Expansive and uplifting without feeling pushy or forced.
The actual song is from 0:28 to 3:28 in the video. Surf sounds to be replaced by live applause.

Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

Beautiful song, would be in my top 3 if it wasn’t so slow to get going. Still excellent.

Erk
Erk
7 years ago

Wow great ballad,voice and clip. It is like one of the zeljko’s songs. Sergej is working with Emina Jahovic who is famous in Balkans and Turkey. Last year Montenegro was awful but this year they can be in the final. Clip is really good. Places in the clip great. Balkans,Greece and Turkey have a lot of place like this such a beautiful.

Ron
Ron
7 years ago

Sorry Montenegro! Not something for Eurovision and Europe! Don’t qualify

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

This is so far better than any other former Yugoslavian ballad presented in previous years at Eurovision (okey except for Serbia’s Motliva of course) and also, finally, a decent and stunning Montenegrin song. Very well done! Next to this, “My Heart Will Go On” is one big rubbish song (it always been In my book anyway)

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
7 years ago

My Nr 1 so far <33333333333333333
I shall bomb vote for him like i did for Ace :3333
Good luck in 6th May, Sergej!

Erin
Erin
7 years ago

The video clip is a masterpiece: It’s sheer beauty, poetry, storytelling and cinematography. Whether it can capture all of it in Copenhagen is another story, but I’d really like to believe that it will touch and uplift voters’ hearts: Once you’ve watched the video, you’ll transcend your own world.

Timselvision
Timselvision
7 years ago

I think it won´t quallify. It´s quite a forgetable song and it misses the touch of a good Balkan ballad. A shame, I really hoped Montenegro would have a good song this year (Igranka was in my top 10 previous year). And, I don´t think it´s really special, actually. @About the Sovjet-voting: I don´t think Ukraine will vote for Russia in this conditions. I actually hope only really GOOD songs will quallify and that Estonia, Iceland, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, the Netherlands (my country), Portugal and San Marino will make the change for the first semi and that we will kick… Read more »

PETER
PETER
7 years ago

In first semi final we have 7 countries from ex Soviet Union. We have situation in 2009 and 2013 with 6 countries from ex Soviet Union in semi final. In 2009 5 go to final, and last year all 6 go to final. I think because crisis in Ukraine we have maybe that Russia will stay in semi final for the first time. I think Montenegro have some chance to go final first time, and than in final who knows, if Serbs,,Bosniaks, Croats in european countries who participate at ESC 2014 vote for him with montengrin diaspora he can do… Read more »

Mex
Mex
7 years ago

@Nebi – yes, definitely. I had the same feeling.

Dhani
7 years ago

i just REALLY REALLY hope he will sing in montenegrin!!!!! if he will sing in english, it will ruin everything…..!!!

Nebi
Nebi
7 years ago

I was very pleasantly surprised by the song. It was a pretty song that carried you. But then came the end. I’m not sure I heard it right, but it sounded like the three minutes were up so they just stopped. It deflated the entire song which is very disappointing.

Lawrence gibb
Lawrence gibb
7 years ago

Sergej has stuck his to own style and rightly. Best song out of the Balkans in the last two years. I hope this sees him into the final, its certainly one of the best so far. I had a great holiday in Montenegro a couple of years ago so I wish them well.

D
D
7 years ago

I like it, but I’m afraid it might not qualify, being in a semi-final with so many Soviets. 50/50 for qualification. It seems like it’s missing something, something that “Lane moje” and “Nije ljubav stvar” both had, which are definitely similar in style to this with the “Balkan ballad” theme. Definitely very different from “Igranka” 😛

Dhani
7 years ago

AMAZING! Such a touching song!!! I’m so glad that we’ll have a song with a real balkan-sound this year, even though lots of balkan countries dropped out.

Ian Davis
Ian Davis
7 years ago

It’s not awful, but it isn’t great. This song is rather dull and forgettable with no real hook.

This is another non-qualifier, especially considering; Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Estonia and Armenia will vote each other through. Sweden and Hungary are also certain to go through. Iceland and Latvia are sure to go out. This means that Montenegro are fighting with 5 other countries for 2 spots, which they have almost no chance to claim with this.

Mex
Mex
7 years ago

I like it. It has class. It’s the typical Balkan balladesque style all over again. And I prefer this more than every other selected ballad so far. Even Spain (I hope she flops).

sopon
sopon
7 years ago

I like it. To me, it sounds like the soundtrack in an IMAX film when you see all the antelopes running in a pack (weird comparison, right?). But still, it’s a good Balkan/power ballad, and should end up on the right side of the scoreboard in the final. Or maybe it will go the way of “Kuula” and do even better.

Miksi
7 years ago

See ya all in Podgorica 2015 😉
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