Four boys but one powerful song. After being one of the first countries to confirm an act, Montenegro have finally debuted Highway’s entry for Eurovision. “The Real Thing” is performed entirely in English and features some serious guitar work.
We were told prior to the reveal that Highway would be singing a “modern rock” song and they have stuck true to this. It’s also the first Montenegrin song in full English since their 2012 attempt, “Euro Neuro“. Thankfully, “The Real Thing” is a step up from Rambo Amadeus. The boys do seem keen on reminding us throughout the song that they are “the real thing”, but the vocals seem assured at the least.
Highway — “The Real Thing”
The band first performed the song live at the initial reveal. After the performance, the band said they hoped that the fans liked it and that they hoped that the public would “vote for us, share the song and support us”.
Shortly after this, the music video for the song was debuted. The video mainly focuses on the band playing the song in a darkened setting, interspersed with a female dancer performing. The band have already said that the video will be similar to their performance in Stockholm, Will the dancer accompany them on stage?
The reveal show also featured a recap of Highway’s days on X Factor Adria. We also saw a highlight reel of Montenegro’s previous Eurovision entries, as well as a performance from Bosnia’s Eurovision representatives. Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala were all present to sing “Ljubav je“, with the host also congratulating them on winning our recent weekly poll.
What do you think of Highway’s Eurovision effort? Were Montenegro right to deviate from the format that brought them success with Knez and Sergej? Let us know in the comments section below and via our Twitter page.