D-Moll won Montevizija last Saturday with landslide support from both the juries and televoters. And now Montenegro’s Eurovision 2019 act is busy making plans for the contest in Tel Aviv.
Following a meeting with the heads of RTCG on Monday, the general director of Montenegro’s state broadcaster expressed his contentment with Montenegro’s national selection.
“The whole team has made every effort to make the contributions from this year’s Montevizija better, more watchable and personalised, which is also the goal of television.”
But even a diamond can use a bit of polishing — and RTCG gets that. During the meeting it was also noted that the winning song “Heaven” will undergo a revamp to be finalised no later than March 7. Given that the song has been widely panned on social media, it’s probably for the best.
And while keyboard backdrop helped them win over the audience in Montevizija, the decision about whether to keep it for Tel Aviv depends on the revamp.
“We would have to record the final version by March 7. If the song construction changes, it will not match the performance in Montevizija. But if the tempo, verses and stanza arrangement remain the same, we might keep it.”
The group has wasted no time confirming that it will appear at a series of Eurovision pre-parties to promote its song.
D-Moll — that’s Tamara Vujacic, Mirela Ljumic, Zeljko Vukcevic, Emil Franca, Rizo Feratovic and Ivana Obradovic — will travel to Amsterdam for Eurovision in Concert, London for the London Eurovision Party and Madrid for the ESPreParty2019.
MONTENEGRO AT EUROVISION 2019
On February 9, Montenegro picked their 11th Eurovision participant through a televised selection. The selection, which saw 5 songs in the running, included a comeback from Eurovision 2009 representative Andrea Demirovic. Despite being a hot favourite to win, she received zero points from televoters.
D-Moll topped both voting rounds — eventually beating the runner-up with a 24% difference in the televote. Montenegro will compete in the first half of the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019.
What do you think of Montenegro’s chances of qualifying this year? Are D-moll heaven for your ears? Sound off in the comments below.