In 2009 she came this close to making the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest. And now, a decade on, Montegro’s Andrea Demirovic believes she has an even better show to make it to the final…assuming she can first win the country’s national selection Montevizija.

The “Just Get Out of My Life” hitmaker, who collaborated with Ralph Siegel a decade ago, revealed that nugget and plenty more in a wide-ranging interview with CDM.

Her song is so contemporary that Andrea was worried RTCG wouldn’t give it the all-clear for the national final.

“I’m a little surprised that such a modern style has passed [the committee’s selection process], because I think this song is radically different from all the previous tracks that Montenegro has so far represented in Europe. In my opinion, it’s quality and refreshing.”

“With the experience of one Eurovision behind me, and the singing and the creative team I have gathered, I think I would now have a much greater chance of going to the finals than in 2009 in Moscow. It is interesting that there are many cases where returnees have achieved good results, and fans of the competition love such stories.”

But why did she wait a decade to give the contest another go?

“For years, the songwriters around Eurovision have offered me various collaborations. I only accepted this year, because it was actually an offer I could not refuse. Such a song appears once every ten years. The demo version was done by Primoz Poglajen, Englishman Adam Federston / Adam Featherstone and Michael James Down, and for the final version of the song, another Englishman whose identity has been kept secret for now.”

“Physical separation and communication has never been a problem. The problem arises when a creative distance occurs, even if the associates were physically at half a meter. Fortunately, I work with these people perfectly.”

“The song is dark but dynamic. I was singing it differently than I ever sang, and I want to present it in Montevision with an unusual performance. I tried to write an interesting and memorable text. This time I will sing in our language, because I want the song to be preferred to people in Montenegro and the region”.

CDM asked her if she thinks she can bridge the gap between jurors and televoters, who frequently have very different opinions.

“The songs are made to be listened to by the audience, not the musicians. I can even say that I have the target group for which the song is intended. These are all those who have been criticizing Eurovision for years as a trash competition. Well, here’s a song that they can like because it’s different, and with which I would not be able to go on MTV. It is up to you to support her on the road to the Promised Land.”

Wow! Has Andrea whet your appetite with that interview? Do you think she’ll make it to the Promised Land? Let us know down below!

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The composers are the dreamteam Michael James Down / Primoz Poglajen and so on. Just listen to the songs of MIHAI, from the last 3 years. Then you know what you get. Last year they were already in Montenegro with Nina Petkovic and finished last. Also in the national Finals in Malta (“Back to life”), Romania, Iceland, Belarus, Lithuania and Moldova (“Alien”). Best result: 4th place in Belarus with Napoli. All their songs sound similar. Similar cheap !

Anja
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Anja

Song with which I would not be ASHAMED to appear on MTV.

Not the clearest translation ?

Lila
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Lila

After “Igranka” I don’t know what possible genre could be something that Montenegro has never sent before. If they were open to that they’d have to be open to anything. If the song is as good as she’s saying than I honestly would’ve wished she never said anything about it and we would all just be blown away when the song was released. Now everyone is gonna be super hyped up and very vulnerable to disappointment. 50% of the time that’s what happens when an artist hypes their NF entry up like this.

Anja
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Anja

It’s a song mixture of contemporary EDM and gospel like in Human by RagNBone

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Hyped about her song, would love to see Montenegro do well this year

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

I hope she’s right, just don’t hype it too much or expectations will be really high

Polegend Godgarina
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I mean, so was “Igranka”, but the juries made it flop… I hope the good sis Andrea gets her revenge.

Weßbrot
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Weßbrot

Igranka was AMAZING. Sometimes juries have no clue what they’re doing.

Polegend Godgarina
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Sometimes? After seeing their random votes this year, I’d say almost all the time!

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Prediction: The song Will be amazing, it won’t work in their small stage and Montenegro Will make the wrong choice by not selecting her.

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

Omar Naber said similar things about „On my way“, it turned out to be a disaster.

Lets hope for Montenegro, that this actually is a contending song, I hope to see them cracking into the Top 10 finally.

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dam,hsndkj

As far as i know he said that his song was 10 years old and some day he found it on his computer and decided to subbmit it.
And after winning EMA his career was destroyed here in Slovenia cuz everyone hated that song. xD

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

No. I can already tell it’s rubbish coming from amateur song peddlers invading any national final desperate enough to have them. Even Ralph Siegel would have been a better bet.

Roman Germano
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Roman Germano

Peddlers hahaha. Yeah, our dreamteam Michael James Down / Primoz Poglajen. Just listen to the songs of MIHAI, from the last 3 years. Then you know what you get. Last year they were already in Montenegro with Nina Petkovic and finished last. Also in the national Finals in Malta, Romania, Iceland, Belarus, Lithuania and Moldova. Best result: 4th place in Belarus with Napoli.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Exactly. Disgusting.

corsica
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corsica

Montenegro 2020. I’m happy about new winners, countries that never won before.

Denis
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Denis

Let’s not get over board, shall we!

Poppy
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Poppy

I hope her vocals have improved.

NickC
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NickC

This sounds really, really promising.

Joe
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Joe

She talks a big game, but I’m excited. Montenegro need to make it back to the final, and I’ll bet she can do it if the song is as good as she says it is.

Irisa
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Irisa

She was robbed in 2009.

PP77
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PP77

Running order to sang first is reason why they stay in semi.