Montenegro’s search for their Eurovision 2018 act saw them return to a national selection for the first time in ten years. Vanja Radovanovic won with his traditional Balkan ballad, “Inje”. Now, a little under a month later, we’ve got the final version of the track — and the music video too.
Vanja Radovanovic — “Inje”
There’s not a huge amount of changes to the song on first listen, admittedly. There’s more instrumentation before the first chorus, giving a greater “build” to the track.
The whole song also just feels much more polished — a considerable step up from the low-quality videos we’ve seen coming from Vanja’s Montevizija performance.
It’s a similar story with the music video, which uses some stunning locations of Montenegro. Vanja comes to the aid of his love interest, even appearing to fly at one point of the video. It helps to tell the bittersweet story of love that the song’s lyrics touch on.
About Vanja Radovanovic
35 year old Vanja started his music career back in 2004, winning “Best Debutant” at the Budva Music Festival. He’s regularly released music since then, even forming his own band in 2007.
In 2006, he participated in Serbia’s Beovizija. He didn’t make it to the (now infamous) final, only managing 21st with “Kad me jednom za te ne bude”.
What do you think of the version of “Inje”? Do you think Montenegro can make their return to the final for the first time since 2015? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!