Montenegro is yet to confirm their participation in Eurovision 2016, but 1617-year-old Montenegrin singer Vasilije Ojdanic is claiming that broadcaster RTCG has internally selected him to represent Montenegro and that the broadcaster will announce the news today. Some Eurovision fans are already excited, but wiwibloggs has investigated and the story seems a little fishy.

Vasilije announced the news with this Instagram pic, purportedly showing a text message of confirmation from RTCG. Note: Vasilije has since deleted this Instagram account.

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Good afternoon, Vasilije! Radio Television of Montenegro are informing you that you have been selected to represent Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Thank you for your participation. The official press conference will be held on September 12 at RTCG in Podgorica. Congratulations!

It’s odd that such a serious decision would be communicated via a brief text message. No contract? No agent? No lawyers? No press schedule? Just a “Yah, you’re it, lolz” style? And why is such a big announcement being made on the weekend?

Who is Vasilije Ojdanic?

Last year the amateur singer announced that he would be representing Montenegro at Junior Eurovision, but then said he had to withdraw “for private reasons”. In May, Vasilije uploaded a video (since deleted) campaigning for his song “When You Call My Name” to be selected as Montenegro’s song for 2016. He also urged fans to donate money, though he didn’t say what this would be used for.

Vasilije later ran an online poll asking fans to choose between “When You Call My Name” and another song called “Zauvijek” (which he claims was written by “Z. Joksimovic“). “Zauvijek” led the poll with 70% of the vote, leading Vasilije to proclaim, “Here we go! “Zauvijek” will be performed in Stockholm!”

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He uploaded instrumental teaser clips of both songs on Instagram. They both sounded nice, but Shazam-ing the songs reveals a different story.

“When You Call My Name” is actually a track called “Worlds (Instrumental)” by The Sir Jimi Newton Project, on an album called Music For Videos and Soundtracks. Whereas “Zauvijek” is the ambient tune “The Babbling Brook” from the relaxation album The Healing Sounds of Nature. Oh, has Zeljko turned to writing cheap production music? Besides, both tracks were released well before 1 September 2015, making them ineligible to be used for Eurovision 2016.

The big question: can Vasilije do it?

Does he have what it takes to get up on stage at the Globe, rock the arena, entertain millions of viewers around Europe and do his country proud? Well, if the quality of the song clips on his Soundcloud account are anything to go by, the answer is no, not really.

His Soundcloud reveals Vasilije to be an enthusiastic amateur, interpreting pop songs and Eurovision hits. But after listening to even just a few tracks, it’s obvious that he has difficulty holding a tune and can barely project his voice beyond a whisper.

https://soundcloud.com/vasilije-ojdanic/you-robin-stjernberg-cover-by

Ouch.

So no, he’s not Montenegro’s man for 2016.

We can’t help admire the effort that Vasilije has gone to in creating this Eurovision fantasy. But as the 40 super talented performers we saw in Vienna showed us, there’s so much more to competing in Eurovision than just wanting to do it.

Our advice to Vasilije – if you’re genuinely serious about entering Eurovision, make it a long-term goal. Really commit to your craft. Get some voice lessons, work on your performance technique and learn how to entertain a live audience. Come back in 10 years and then we’ll talk.

Update

We reached out to the Montenegrin Head of Delegation. The official response: Vasilije Ojdanic’s claim is “nonsense”. Case closed.

Update 2

Now that Highway has been confirmed as the act who will actually be representing Montenegro in 2016, it seems Vasilije Ojdanic has set his sights on Switzerland’s national final.

He uploaded his song “Zauvijek” (Forever) to German-Swiss broadcaster SRF’s open submission platform. It’s a nice enough song (though Vasilije won’t be able to use those autotune effects if he’s selected for Stockholm), but the music is oddly familiar.

Oh yes – the music is the exact same track as “The Babbling Brook” from the 2012 album Relax Rejuvenate Renew – Music and Nature Sounds for Relaxation, Meditation, and Yoga by The Healing Sounds of Nature. Obviously too old to be eligible for Eurovision 2016. And then there’s the curious situation where Vasilije credits himself as the creator of both the lyrics and the music.

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anonym

@RobynGallagher Everyone needs to know the truth about this evil sick weirdo… This was how the RTCG ig as created- look up stopyulin31scam on instagram After scamming people to follow him- he changed the name to vojdanic- after many angry followers confronted him for lying and cheating them, he changed the name again to the RTCG ig. The proof is in the screenshots and if you look up “vojdanic” on ig the “RTCG” ig will pop up, that is because he changed it after. He has stolen photos from animal activists and claimed them as his own claiming hes saved… Read more »

anon
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anon

He has always been a fake account- he made the rtcg ig account by scamming people to follow it during the summer, look up stopyulin31scam on instagram and you will see the screenshots of what he did to gain those followers. After gaining followers he changed his name. He has done this multiple times trying to scam people. He is a sad sad human being..this guy is so pathetic. He would post fake news stories to get more followers- he scammed people into following him stating that if they dont follow him animal torture would continue etc. This guy is… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

Lol at #3!
my bet is on number 2. as it is exactly what he did last year with jesc. altho his private reason last year appears to have been that he was too old and was never eligable in the first place lol.
i cant wait to find out lol.

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

This saga is going to end in one of three ways:

1. Montenegro announces they are not participating in 2016. “They have told me because of this I will be their first choice in 2017.
2. Montenegro confirms its participation and announces another artist. “Due to personal reasons I am unable to participate this year so I have nominated [selected artist] to go in my place. RTCG will still use me as a special consultant.”
3. Something completely insane, that none of us could even imagine, etc.

Huh
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Huh

@Robyn: That’ll shut “them” up lol

Steven
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Steven

@Robyn.
I thought so! The way they wrote was identical.Thanks for confirming.:-)

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

FYI: Mary, Anna, Jeff and Pete are all posting from the same IP address.

Jeff
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Jeff

Two posted stories, that of the boy and this about the boy it is of Wiwibloggs the most embarrasing as well as those stupid comments it generates

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

It’s the Anna Allen from Montenegro hahah

(Spanish actress who “went” to the OSCARS with amateur pics lol)

Steven
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Steven

@Pete . Why is that all of the people who object have the same style of writing and same garbled English.
Lol. Do grow up.

Pete
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Pete

OMG this must be the most unseriously I ever read at a E S C site!
I agree, what a shame read this page Wiwi bloggs and that the
unprofessional editor even take it up as seriously!
The shame in this history is to publish this!

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Anna: Wiwibloggs decided to investigate this story after we saw other blogs reporting the story as a probable rumour. I’m aware that Vasilije is only a teen but that doesn’t give him a free pass to publish obviously false stories about performing at Eurovision and expect to not be challenged on his claims.

Steven
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Steven

*or not of

Steven
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Steven

@Anna
You are either completely missing the point of the article of you think lying and stealing are OK behaviours. Very sad.

Anna
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Anna

Wiwibloggs can offcourse write crap articles like this and feed crap comments (there are a lot of stupid stories out there and alo people like comment them). Wiwibloggs can also if they want have a little respect as ESC and music community choose and write serious articles! There are many interesting artist and music project on right now by proffessional artists and record companies, live event bookers etc for the upcoming ESC 2016!

Steven
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Steven

@Anna He is not just a teenage boy with dreams of being in Eurovision. He STOLE someone else’s music and claimed it as his own. If he was just a guy desperate to do Eurovision and creating his own music and artwork in the hope of getting it, I agree it would be cruel to crush his dreams. But instead of following a legitimate path to make his dream cometrue, he lied and tried to dupe people. That behaviour should not be tolerated and this article made people aware of that . Anna and Mary obviously think its Ok for… Read more »

Huh
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Huh

Lol crushing the boy’s dream? With all these lies and arrogance, anyone who notice all these – even the editors of this blog site – will have no mercy in giving this boy a reality check.

Anna
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Anna

I fully agree with Mary, seriously this article is as amateurish like the young amateur guy’s post! It’s a shame that Wiwibloggs and their editor post a young naive boy’s dreams to be famous like so many other teenagers as have dreams to be famous and take it serious and blame him on this webpage! I totally agree if any is shame in this story it is Wiwibloggs!

Steven
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Steven

@Mary. If someone has gone to great lengths to say they are going to represent the country..of course the websites are going to report on it. This guy is also claiming other people’s work as his own and creating fake pages for broadcasters. i actually think its important that wiwibloggs made people aware so they know not to follow his work. it is not just a young boy trying to make his dreams come true – it is someone impersonating broadcasters on the web and stealing other peoples work to claim as his own.He should be named and shamed for… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

Seriously Wiwibloggs this article is as amateurish as the young guy. It’s a shame that Wiwibloggs and the editor post a young naive amateur who had dreams of be famous as so many others and take it serious! If any are a shame in this story is Wiwibloggs!!

George Vasileiadis
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Lol Robyn he blocked me too… 😛

Yannick
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Yannick

The funniest thing is that Vasilije Ojdani? created a fake rtcg (monetenegrin broadcaster) account on instagram to spread his single. Also, broadcasters normal reveal their performers progressively and through press conferences. Anyway, i don’t know why he need to expose himself so much when he knows he won’t make it to ESC.

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

He’s blocked me on Instagram. *cries*

Alex
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I gotta admit that even though I can sing, I won’t embarass myself by joining Eurovision. I actually felt confused on how could a Montenegrin delegation have CHEAP pictures of him on Instagram, I mean a delegation should have pictures with sharp image for their appearance. Then why didn’t he sing in the snippet? If he’s a delegation, at least his voice should be there to let the ESc fans know if he can do it or not. And if there is a press conference, why didn’t the picture take place jn the conference room, why is it outside? After… Read more »

Aldin
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Aldin

This is so embarrassing for my country. I mean,this sound so stupid and of course we don’t want a 16 years old boy to represent us on ESC 2016.I’m still smileing. Soo funny.

escAUS
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escAUS

It’s so funny, i wrote a comment on one of his pages letting him know about the article, he’s like “wait and see to be proven wrong” or something, now all the comments of suspicious people have been deleted, it’s so dodgy! And he tries to deny by commenting back when people show him the evidence that it’s so fake. What a scream

Adam
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Adam

I’m still dying at how funny and sad and embarrassing this is. Like how stupid does he think everyone else is omg…who in their right mind would believe him in the first place? I just cant even lol. WHY would someone even do that to themselves and make themselves look so stupid omgg, like the amount of second hand embarrassment I have for him is to the extreme His insistence that he got picked, all the effort he went through to make it look like he actually went to a meeting, even though the only person who believe him in… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

I think , just like last year with Junior, in a week or so he will announce that he had to withdraw “for private reasons” therefore never admitting the hoax , and not allowing people to prove him wrong when the real artist is announced.

Easpag
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Easpag

Lol, what an attention whore

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Guys, the Montenegrin Head of Delegation has told us that Vasilije’s claim is “nonsense”.

Comi
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Comi

I can’t believe some people actually fall for this lol
As Montenegrian I feel ashamed.

Marie
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Marie

Wiwibloggs please be little serious what article you post started this comments

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, we have just witnessed the rebirth of Eduard Romanyuta. A deluded, dishonest character who’s full of himself.

Steven
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Steven

Also, ECH, – if he is really 17, he would not have been eligible for the Junior Eurovision last year. He officially announced himself as the participant and then withdrew for private reasons (as per the article and his tweets). As you seem to know for sure he is 17, why was he announcing himself as the Junior entrant when he would have been too old to take part?

Steven
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Steven

I’m curious, is RTCG.me the official Montenegrin Eurovision instragram account? It doesn’t have many posts.Apparently they responded to him and they also list him as the participant on their page. They have 4,700 followers. Has he created an entire fake Instagram page to make it look like the broadcaster has confirmed his story and he now has a ton of people following a false page? Or is this the official page – maybe they are just humoring him? It seems a hugely elaborate hoax on his part, but I guess he is getting 15 minutes of fame from it ,and… Read more »

Marina
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Marina

@ECH First of all, neither “Zauvijek” or “When You Call My Name” are eligible to enter Eurovision. I’m sure the Montenegrin broadcaster would know that. Second of all, there is no proof he was at a “press conference” in RTCG. All he did was post a picture of himself in front of a sign with the broadcaster’s name on it, this proves nothing. Finally, check the time stamp on those SoundCloud songs (upper right corner). They are from one,two years ago, not from when he was 11 like you said. Sorry to break it to you, but he can’t sing… Read more »

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Hilarious.

I WON'T CALL YOUR NAME
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I WON'T CALL YOUR NAME

He needs psychological help

Steven
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Steven

@ECH. Read the article. Regardless of people’s opinions of his voice etc, the song ‘Zauvijek’ cannot go to Eurovision as the instrumental belongs to another song which has already been released in 2012.
Maybe he has been selected , who knows, but he cannot use that clip.

ECH
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You wrote so so many wrong things at first. He is 17. He will sing ‘Zauvijek’ and not ‘When you call my name’. Press-conference was in 16:00h in RTCG building. Also, SoundCloud songs are sang when he was 10 or 11. I can’t believe what am I reading, it’s just like you are talking about totally different man. Wait and see, November 1 is close. After hearing song I am sure you will change your opinion!

Anna
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Anna

This artist like the Moldovan Sasha is both amateurs. Strange that Wiwibloggs fail this artist and push the other in another article. I think Wiwibloggs really shall search for editor who know something about music and not is tone death

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Callum: Did you actually read the post? I Shazam’d the songs too and wrote about it, yo!

lol
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lol

omg !!! he’s so talented

winner of esc 2016 for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Callum
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Callum

It’s fake. He’s just attention-seeking. He’s managed to find an obscure 2012 song (that actually sounds great) and make it as his own.

http://www.shazam.com/track/133369996/the-babbling-brook

Héctor
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Héctor

Why is he doing all this shit…? I think he needs some attention in his life, if not, I can’t understand this crazy fantasy. Come on… how people can believe that he is representing Montenegro…?! I saw people in his social media taking it very serious. Also, have you read the comments on his soundclaud account… are those people deaf or something? I wouldn’t be surprised if those profiles have been created by him. If this was meant to be a joke, he has taken it too far… this is so PATHETIC.

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

Back to the topic, Vasilije has posted a pic on his Instagram of the “press conference”, which looks suspiciously like him hanging out in a park with some girlfriends.

bavarson
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bavarson

Jury like western countries much more than eastern countries. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy or Spain usually get a lot of points from the jury, while Poland, Romania, Ukraine or Russia are victims.

bavarson
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bavarson

Here are two examples: Results for ESC 2011: 1. Sweden 278, 2. Azerbaijan 244, 3. Greece 227, 4. Bosnia and Herzegovina 223, 5. United Kingdom 202, 6. Russia 186, 7. Ukraine 177, 8. Ireland 151, 9. Germany 143, 10. Italy 141, 11. Georgia 141, 12. Moldova 131, 13. Denmark 130, 14. Hungary 127, 15. Finland 122, 16. Lithuania 121, 17. France 121, 18. Romania 106, 19. Serbia 95, 20. Estonia 86, 21. Spain 85, 22. Iceland 75, 23. Slovenia 57, 24. Austria 49, 25. Switzerland 41 Results for ESC 2015: 1. Italy 369, 2. Sweden 333, 3. Russia 295, 4.… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

bavarson: Under that system, Sweden would have come second (instead of third with the televote alone) and the UK would have earned 76 points, mainly for performing relatively early, even though their dull performance only earned 7 points from televoters.