The last time we saw Montenegro‘s Jana Mirkovic, she blew us away with her stormy screens and her uptempo song “Oluja”. In today’s rehearsal, she seemed to lag energy at times, but she still delivered a composite performance. Her confidence improved on every run through — and she’s finally sorted out her Sertab Erener dance sequence. She is no longer fazed by the spinning panels.

Watch Montenegro’s Second Rehearsal

THIS IS WHAT WE THOUGHT OF HER FIRST REHEARSAL

A “Storm” is coming and Montenegro’s Jana Mirkovic is at the center of it! During her first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2015 she treated the circular stage like a runway, sashaying to the beat while gyrating with her hips. Four backing dancers help fill the space. They strut, strut, strut, but sadly never make use of the two curving runways, which seems like a bit of a waste. No matter. A neon cityscape on the LED gives this an appropriately energetic backdrop. For weeks we’ve been wondering how Jana would fill the 30-second lyrical pause 90 seconds into the song. Today she answered that by unveiling a series of yellow drapes which her dancers tie around her body Sertab Erener style. During the first take she looked a tad frightened — it was as if the dancers were going to squeeze the life out of her! But she grew in confidence on subsequent takes and left us thinking this is more of an earworm than we had anticipated.

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2015: MONTENEGRO’S FIRST REHEARSAL

READ ALL OF OUR REHEARSAL REVIEWS HERE

READ OUR JESC 2015 SONG REVIEWS HERE

FOLLOW ALL OF OUR JUNIOR EUROVISION COVERAGE HERE

Photo: EBU (Credit: Elena Volotova/Vladimir Dudakliev)

 

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I don’t like the backround, same problem that Australia had in 2015: Summery song wich is really chill and good vibes, but the backround theme is some scifi city?

Shame.

Erin
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Erin

When a song has no substance, no LED screen, costume, visual devices or props can compensate for that. It’s embarrassing that this is the new normal on JESC. Some countries just don’t realize how absurd this is (YES, ESPECIALLY YOU MONTENEGRO, SAN MARINO & UKRAINE this year)

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Österrike

The JESC is an abomination. Happy when it is finally over.