You may remember the post we made last year about Vasilije Ojdanic, the Montenegrin teen who claimed he had been selected to represent his country at Eurovision 2016. Except obviously he hadn’t, with Highway rocking Globen instead. Now Vasilije is again saying that he’ll be headed to Eurovision. But is there any truth to his claims? Let’s investigate.

Vasilije and “Better World”

Earlier in the week, wiwibloggs received this email from “Eurovision Daily” (not to be confused with the legit Eurovision blog ESCdaily):

Greetings Wiwibloggs!

I am up to inform you everything we know in Montenegro about the upcoming 2017 contest.

Ivan Maksimovic recently talked on the TV about ESC. He said that Montenegro will officially confirm Eurovision 2017 participation in the first days of August.

As for the representative he has said that he talked with two popular singers in our country, Milena Vucic who self-expressed the wish to represent the country and Vasilije Ojdanic who has been in touch with Eurovision recently. Milena hasn’t made any progress about the song yet, but Vasilije has already sent 3 demo songs to RTCG and they said that they will begin talks with the singer soon, as he seems to be better option for the country, because a lot of people and Eurovision fandom know him. This time he is doing everything regularly, and it’s very possible that he will be Montenegrin representative.

I just wanted to share what we know with you.

Best wishes from Montenegro!

Was this true? This mysterious correspondent was adamant that it was happening, that Vasilije would sing “Better World” and Highway would mentor him.

Then the Instagram account @highwaytrio (which we have confirmed has no association with the band Highway) posted this:

highway

But Vasilije was quick to post this in response:

GUYS, THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL. I am not SELECTED to represent the country, but I have sent 3 Demo songs to RTCG’s Ivan Maksimovic and it’s all between Milena Vucic (@milena_vucic) and me. But I hope to get to that stage in Ukraine!

RTCG are not interested

We reached out to the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG and a spokesperson confirmed that the broadcaster was definitely not in talks with Vasilije Ojdanic, saying it sounded like someone was trolling.

Just remember, the only candidate who is under actual consideration by RTCG at the moment is Milena Vucic – and even that is an informal consideration.

We’ll repeat our advice to Vasilije from 2015: 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 9 years and then we’ll talk.

Until then, let’s enjoy some of Vasilije’s latest home recordings – Montenegrin versions of “Cool Me Down” and “Lighthouse”, only one of which uses copious Autotune.

https://youtu.be/nQNlV1x-cKg

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keysaa
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This guy is so sick x(( Just charming for attention. Get pissed off Vasilije

Vasilije Ojdani?
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Thank you for the post Robyn and team of Wiwibloggs. I know I made a lot of mistakes last year, I am sorry for that. But this year I’ve been working hard and paying producers and lyricists from all around Europe to make something perfect. This time I may really have the winning song. Actually, I’ve sent email to Maksimovi?, and he replied to me to send song if I have it for consideration, I sent three songs. No one said I am the chosen one? That Highway account is troll it seems it’s one of the people who want… Read more »

My parents didn't named me
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My parents didn't named me

He’s good, but RTCG won’t choose him for obvious reasons. I’d rather have Milena.

Tony
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Tony

I hope he makes it! Great voice, maybe return of Montenegro to the final!

khm
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khm

Why do you pay attention to this attention wh**e? No way RTCG will choose him.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

He doesn’t have any talent. His videos get like 15k views so he isn’t even that relevant. He’s simply a joke and if Montenegro even dares to send him they should be disqualified for not taking the contest seriously.
This guy should seek mental help instead of trying to shame his country.

kiwi
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kiwi

Yesh, just like he did in 2016, 2015, 2014 and so on and so on.
That guy has a problem in his mind, he is so desperate, but RTCG will never choose him.

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(J)ESC Fanatic

There is something I don’t like here…
Hmmmm…

Zzzzzz
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Zzzzzz

I want Highway again.

Cindy S
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Cindy S

lol. i appreciate his drive. it’s hilarious.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

This is pathetic.

Héctor
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Héctor

He has some serious mental health problems, I wouldn’t doubt he runs the “Highwaytrio” instagram account! What I don’t know is why people in his instagram can believe he is going to Eurovision. You just have to listen to him, he sounds horrific even with autone on.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

wow, he’s pretty desperate…

Adam
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Adam

His antics have become one of my favorite things about the Eurovision pre-season!!! lmaoo 😀