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.

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beccaboo1212
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They better film a music video for the new version. 😮

Veta
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Veta

Great! The song has much potential and with a revamp it can become my favourite!

CyxCy
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CyxCy

What is happening this year? Nobody wants to organize and ship the worst song?

Emily
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Emily

am i the only one who kinda likes it? the lyrics are whatever but i love the harmonies and the backdrop, they sound great together

Isa
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Isa

I like the song. It’s catchy and it has good chances of qualifying. 🙂

Fiore
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Fiore

Dear Montenegro, you have zero chance for qualification with this song I assure you. Just make them sing in Montenegrin, then you can at least fail to qualify with honor.

Miki Bihon
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Miki Bihon

I still find it funny that Montevizija chose a song named Heaven instead of a song with a performance that includes a dancing demon. This country really wanna have a heavenly experience instead of an opposite one in Israel.

Isa
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Isa

“Heaven” has a beautiful melody. The group sound great together. I think there are a few people who are just being snobs about the Montenegrin entry!

Paul
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Paul

This feels like an entry from 2002!

Juliana
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Juliana

They need a whole new song

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

I like the song, it’s clearly better than last year. Even if I don’t think it matches the best Montegrin entries to date (2013 and 2016). I think the song starts a bit too slowly. I think if they added more rhtyhm and more “rock touch” to the song overall it would be even better. Good luck

Rumpelstiltskin
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Rumpelstiltskin

“it’s clearly better than last year”

Are you on drugs?

Slytherin's Horcrux
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Slytherin's Horcrux

The best Montenegrin entries aren’t 2013 and 2016, it’s 2015 and 2014 that are the best (2014 even is my personal favourite of 2014)

xmynameis
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xmynameis

I mean, you can put glitter on a sh*t and it still gonna be a sh*t.

Porsteinn
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Porsteinn

Ask Ralph Siegel!

MusicIstheKey
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MusicIstheKey

A joke? I hope so! He has the most cheesy, banal, unoriginal songs!

Loin dici
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Just get out of my life, MusicIsTheKey! 😛

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Heaven knows I like to make puns, but I don’t have a chance in hell of out-punning the headline of this article. Anyhow…

Deban (Aderemi at Wiwibloggs dot com) was giving a lot of positive, free and highly professional advice to D-moll on the YouTube review. If D-moll can follow Deban’s advice about who sings when for the band, and do a big video revamp too, this could actually be rather good. There is always hope.

James
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James

“Would you know my name…If I saw you in heaven?”

Anyway, the song is good, but yeah, some polishing is needed. I like the staff background but I thought they could have done more than just stand behind it and sing.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

“Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth
They say in heaven, love comes first
We’ll make heaven a place on earth
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth.”
– Belinda Carlisle (Songwriters: Richard W Nowels / Ellen Shipley).

Rumpelstiltskin
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Rumpelstiltskin

Sing it in Montenegrin. At least the horrible lyrics will go unnoticed and the bad English diction of the singers will be removed.

Plus, a song in Montenegrin would just be cooler. It’s always better when countries send songs in their national languages.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I was reading somewhere, that they already had Montenegrin version, but decided to take part with English one. But maybe they’ll change their mind.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I wish them the best, but I honestly can’t see how they can save this song.

NickC
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NickC

I second that.

Polegend Godgarina
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the group was created last year

Skeno
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Skeno

A revamp wont save them tbh.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

This should have the futility of a UK revamp. Don’t pick bad winning songs in the first place, people.

Robyn Gallagher
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I agree with you here. There are very few cases when a revamp has taken a below average song and turned it into something amazing. Roberto Bellarosa’s “Love Kills” is a memorable example, but it’s the exception rather than the rule. 🙁

MikolasFan
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MikolasFan

Maria’ s “Tick Tock” (Ukraine 2014) was an amazing revamp as well, don’t think they can revamp Heaven in something likable though

James
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James

And “Never Give Up On You” (UK 2017) 😀

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

As I recall, “Tick Tock” had about 4 or 5 versions that were released. I can’t link to them all (the filter won’t allow me), but feel free to YouTube search it.
And nothing beats Estonia’s “Verona” on the number of re-mixes, surely? 😛

PP77
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PP77

Tick Tock . First version in national final. Second in national final in Malta. 3 rd verion in video send to EBU,and last version on Eurovision stage.

PP77
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PP77

One of best revamp. For me best revamp Rock me (Yugoslavia 1989) huge difference in Jugovizija (nacional final) and Eurovision, than Serbia&Montenegro 2005 Zauvjek moja revamp , diference between Montevizija, Evropesma and Eurovision.

Paul
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Paul

What about San Marino 2016?!

Jo.
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Jo.

They’re still in purgatory tho.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Talking about Heaven, it would take a MIRACLE for that song to work out in the end. Such a shame these talented singers have to compete with such a lackluster song.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

As long as this revamp doesn’t include changing the whole song I’m not positive about this. At least they’re trying..

Jeff Messer
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Jeff Messer

I don’t know if this revamp will change my opinion on the song but I’m glad to see Montenegro putting in effort this year:)

MikolasFan
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MikolasFan

Revamp? why? just write a new decent song for these amazing voices, otherwise no final for Montenegro this year…