The contest is complete! Montenegro have just released the audio for their Eurovision 2015 entry, therefore confirming all forty songs in the contest. Knez will be performing the song “Adio” in Vienna, written for him by ESC legend Zeljko Joksimovic.

Unsurprisingly, it has many of the same flairs as the usual Zeljko Balkan ballads. There’s a heavy focus on the instrumental sections and Knez is boosted by more backing as the song builds to its climax. In a change to the usual Zeljko format, the song moves in to something slightly more mid-tempo which is a welcome change and helps Adio stand out a bit more.

The song is entirely in Montenegrin, following Sergej Cetkovic’s lead with “Moj Svijet“. No doubt that Montenegro will likely be confident of qualifying, given Zeljko’s past history and with good confidence following Sergej’s success last year. We just won’t point out the fact that on the cover for the song, Knez looks worryingly like Axel Hirsoux…

Adio lyrics

Nebo mi te donijelo
Nebo mi te uzelo
Još me boli što je boljelo
Dani su mi zidovi
No?i su mi okovi
Još ti služim moja ljubavi

Još te ne dam maglama sa planina
Još te ne dam vodama iz dubina
A ti kažeš pusti me, živ mi bio
Zaboravu predaj me, sad adio

Procvjetao ruzmarin,savio se bijeli krin
meni sve na tugu miriše
Probam da zaboravim, da na tebe ne mislim
Al za tobom srce uzdiše

Još te ne dam maglama sa planina
Još te ne dam vodama iz dubina
A ti kažeš pusti me, živ mi bio
Zaboravu predaj me, sad adio

Na,na,naj,na na….

Još te ne dam maglama sa planina
Još te ne dam vodama iz dubina
A ti kažeš pusti me, živ mi bio
Zaboravu predaj me, sad adio

Do you think that Montenegro will make the final once again with “Adio”? Let us know in the comments or on our Twitter and Facebook pages!

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Adams
Adams
5 years ago

Nothing original. Very old school. It will have difficulties to qualify.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I am from the Balkans and I believe this is such a Zeljko copy paste song ….. How can anyone still like the same thing in 2004, 2012 and now in 2015 in beyond me ….. Nothing fresh, and when someone says quality isn’t it a bit odd that he continues making the same song over and over and people make it out to be quality ……. It is always the first and best version that is the quality one “Lane Moje” now this is getting ridiculous !!!!!

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

YESSSSS

Another great Zeljko composition for the contest! Go Montenegro!!!!

Graph
5 years ago

Excellent! This is a similar style as Italy, but even better. It’s a nice combination of a neo-classical style and ethnic pop. The last 30 seconds of the song is one of the highlights of this year’s ESC. If they use that portion for the semi-final recap, this song will make the final easily.

This is probably in my Top 5. I’m still deciding exactly how to rank it.

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

I like it, it ends a bit abruptly, but it’s very good. It would be great if this qualified and Serbia with their horrible english lyrics didn’t.

takecare
takecare
5 years ago

nooo.usually Zeljko song mesmerize me, i get hypnotized! this song doesnt have the same effect on me! i dont think it will qualify

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

Love it

And in your language, congrats.

Probablly you”ll have a better result than “the beauty” of Serbia

Omar - Mexico
Omar - Mexico
5 years ago

Amazing, this is what the contest needed, something different and powerful, I love it, love it, love it, can’t stop listening, thank you Zeljko!

Teemo
Teemo
5 years ago

They’ll reach the final for sure, but they won’t get a high place in the final.

Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Serbia, Hungary and slovenia will give each other a few points i guess. From all these countries Montenegro, Albania and Slovenia have the best entries, while Romania, Greece and Hungary are a little dissapointing. I just hope that every country has the same chanches in Eurovision, cause we all know if a country like Russia will sent ”One thing i should’ve done (Cyprus 2015)” they will still qualify while Cyprus won’t this year. Goodluck Montenegro!

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

I’m not impressed, okay song.

PP
PP
5 years ago

My TOP 40
1.Norway
2.Italy
3.Slovenia
4.Spain
5.Sweden
6.Iceland
7.Estonia
8.Serbia
9.The Netherlands
10.United Kingdom
11.Romania
12.Belgium
13.Australia
14.Greece
15.Malta
16.Israel
17.Belarus
18.Poland
19.Georgia
20.Switzerland
21.Denmark
22.Moldova
23.Azerbaijan
24.France
25.Austria
26.Cyprus
27.Portugal
28.Lithuania
29.F.Y.R Macedonia
30.Montenegro
31.Czech Republic
32.San Marino
33.Germany
34.Albania
35.Hungary
36.Russia
37.Ireland
38.Latvia
39.Armenia
40.Finland

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
5 years ago

Lijepa pjesma, susjedi 🙂 Sretno!

(translation: lovely song, neighbors. Good luck!)

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Meh. It’s satisfactory. I do hope this qualifies but doesn’t have the same result as Nije Ljubav Stvar.

Thiefo
5 years ago

Love it! Exactly what I was expecting 🙂 Yes, it’s very typical from Zeljko… but I’m not complaining because I love everything from him. So now we have the 40 songs and I’m glad to say I like this last one.

Doge
Doge
5 years ago

Such an amazing song! Hopefully it will reach the finals!

ct
ct
5 years ago

Yes we have heard it all before, but it s different than everything else this year and Zeljko knows how to write a touching song – unlike Montenegro’s effort last year which absolutely did not deserve its very marginal qualification to the final.

JESCGermany15
JESCGermany15
5 years ago

Ok, this is what I had expected! A typical eurovision balkan ballad! A lot of people really like this music but this is not my music style! But good luck to them! So now I can finally complete my Top40:
-My favourites-
1.Sweden
2.Spain
3.The Netherlands
4.Belgium
5.Slovenia
6.Georgia
7.FYR Macedonia
8.Switzerland
9.Malta
10.Azerbaijan
11.Serbia
12.Iceland
13.Poland
14.Russia
15.Albania
16.Australia
-I like it-
17.Estonia
18.Armenia
19.Romania
20.Czech Republic
21.San Marino
22.Norway
23.Ireland
24.Belarus
25.Austria
26.Montenegro
27.Lithuania
28.Latvia
29.Greece
30.Cyprus
31.Hungary
32.Portugal
-Don’t like it-
33.United Kingdom
34.Italy
35.France
36.Denmark
37.Israel
-Hate it-
38.Germany
39.Moldova
40.Finland

Comi
Comi
5 years ago

I didn’t believe I’d say this, BUT THIS IS AWESOME, FREAKING AWESOME
Greetings from Montenegro guys, see ya in Vienna 😉

Olga
Olga
5 years ago

This will stay in semi. This year unpopular and weak countries has good entries. 13 songs is a big number of non-qualifiers this year, because in other years most of song could pass semi. I think this is strong year and countries like Montenegro, Macedonia, San Marino, Portugal, Cyprus, Moldova will not qualify. They are the weakest this year.

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

Not as strong as Zeljko’s previous songs, nije ljubav stvar was miles better. Don’t think this will get to final

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Oh no please… it’s the same Zeljko song all over again. It’s the same as his previous entries only that I sounds a bit weaker to me.

Esclover_ireland
Esclover_ireland
5 years ago

It’s ok,but if it doesn’t qualify I won’t be sad

MNE
MNE
5 years ago

#ilovemontenegro
brawo

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

After 39 songs (and some controversy over a few artists), we finally get Montenegro’s song. It will really stand out because not only it’s a beautiful Balkan ballad, but it’s not in English.

Will it win? Probably not. But it should make the final and get plenty of votes from its neighbors. 🙂

Timselvision
Timselvision
5 years ago

I LOVE IT! Good job again Montenegro and Zeljko.

EUROFAN MEXICO
5 years ago

is a beatiful song, but i realy hope more strong music on live, more explosive

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

This song feels a little overwrought, but I still like it. I do find the chorus a bit odd.

Overall, this is a good song and one of the better entries this year, but it’s not a patch on Lejla.

Frank21
Frank21
5 years ago

Sorry i dont like , i had listen much more betters balcan songs than this, not in my top 10, dificult to be in the final, good luck

Tom Ato
Tom Ato
5 years ago

In contrast to the homophobic allegations against Sweden’s singer Mans, I came across this regarding Australia’s Guy Sebastian which was nice:

http://thefix.ninemsn.com.au/2014/12/05/15/03/guy-sebastian-defends-his-move-away-from-organised-christianity-after-online-backlash

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Dhani – It’s just an opinion, get over it!! There are about 10 to 15 really decent songs, the rest are either average or below average. There about 5 really good songs and for me two WOW songs. There you have it. You obviously do not read all my post, just the bad ones perhaps??

ParvinF
ParvinF
5 years ago

beginning has something similar with song of Azerbaijani singer Tunzale.. https://youtu.be/PlRpJisVJM0

Dhani
5 years ago

eugene you never like any song, why always so negative

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Sal – Well they had to make the deadline!!! Where’s the video?…………….The delay is of course deliberate to be the last to reveal their song, nothing more!!

Sal
Sal
5 years ago

@Eugene ESC UK, who said they couldn’t make the deadline? Just because it’s only just been released doesn’t mean they didn’t submit to the EBU on time.

The song’s nice. Moj Svijet very much grew on me, especially after the wonderful performance. Perhaps it will be the same for me with Adio

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

They had 10 months to choose a song and do a video and they still can’t make deadline!!!! Unbelievable. Then we get nothing original from King of Balkan ballads, Zeljko Joksimovic. We have heard it all before. It will stand out as being different because it is not English and has the old school Balkan influences, BUT that is it for me. It will split opinions between traditionalists and modernists. This is extremely extremely dated and would never be played on Western radio let alone chart. The ESC has moved on but Joksimovic is stuck in the past like Ralph… Read more »

:)
:)
5 years ago

it is an OK song, good as all Zeljko’s songs, but I’m pretty sure this will have difficulties to qualify because Slovenia is the only ex-Yugoslavian country in SF2 and in SF2 we have stronger ballads like Latvia’s Love Injected or Norway’s A Monster like me

MalteseTimpana
MalteseTimpana
5 years ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I love anything by Zeljko so I love this, hoping this qualifies

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

Yeah, I like it. I wasn’t sure of it at first, but now I’m definitely into it.

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
5 years ago

I knew with Zeljko on the team this would be worth the wait and it is. Well apart from a sudden finish it’s a great entry.

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
5 years ago

It’s in the middle of my chart.

Nitzan
Nitzan
5 years ago

This year has become ridiculously amazing. The most musical contest for years!! Another amazing Balkan ballad from Zelijko, a killer song.

I think the contest this year will be crazy and unpredictable. The quality of many songs is phenomenal and It’s just too hard to decide on favorites. By now I have about 10 😉

Thank you Common Linnets, and good luck Montenegro!

olivia
olivia
5 years ago

Beautiful balkan ballad, finally something original and folk. I love it!!!

Sarmi
Sarmi
5 years ago

Balkan ballads composed by Zelijko always do well abd esc and no doubt this will get most of the points from the balkan nations. We might see a similar situation as in 2012 sweden winning by a landslide and a top 3 for a balkan ballad

Vicente
Vicente
5 years ago

I’ve been falling love with Montenegro again since Sergej performed a lovely song 🙂
Dear Željko, you’ve made such a perfect work again!!!! SO HAPPY to have our nb.40 song which amazed the world again :DDD Go Kenz, Go Montenegro!!!!!!