Montenegrin boy band Highway have revealed that their Eurovision song will be performed in English. In a recent interview, Highway member Marko Pesic said the group had recorded a demo, and that the song will feature all four members singing.
After taking a break for the holidays, Highway will continue to work on their song for Stockholm. Pesic says the song demo has received positive feedback, and that the song “wins the audience at first listen”.
We already know that the entry will be a modern rock, but following on from our recent chat with the band, Pesci also confirmed that the song would be released at the end of February or beginning of March, and that it would be presented in a special programme.
Montengro in English
Highway are not known for performing in English, with their debut single and most of their X Factor Adria performances being in Montenegrin. The group did, however, perform two songs in English on the talent show – Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” and the Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know”.
In recent years, Montenegro has sent songs in Montenegrin – a variant of the Serbo-Croatian language that can be easily understood across the Balkans. In fact, the two times Montenegro has qualified for the final has been with Montenegrin lyrics.
The last English-language song Montenegro sent was the avant garde experimental free jazz electro rap “Euro Neuro” by Rambo Amadeus. It placed 15th in its semi-final.
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