Montenegro – Women of D mol

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
1 year ago

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

Slytherin's Horcrux
Slytherin's Horcrux
1 year ago

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)

Veta
Veta
1 year ago

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

CyxCy
CyxCy
1 year ago

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

Emily
Emily
1 year ago

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
Isa
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

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

Fiore
Fiore
1 year ago

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
Miki Bihon
1 year ago

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
Isa
1 year ago

“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
Paul
1 year ago

This feels like an entry from 2002!

Juliana
Juliana
1 year ago

They need a whole new song

Rumpelstiltskin
Rumpelstiltskin
1 year ago

“it’s clearly better than last year”

Are you on drugs?

xmynameis
xmynameis
1 year ago

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

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago

Ask Ralph Siegel!

Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  Porsteinn

Just get out of my life, MusicIsTheKey! 😛

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

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
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

“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
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  James

“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
Rumpelstiltskin
1 year ago

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
Skiwalko
1 year ago

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
Sabrina
1 year ago

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

NickC
NickC
1 year ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I second that.

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

the group was created last year

Skeno
Skeno
1 year ago

A revamp wont save them tbh.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

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

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

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
MikolasFan
1 year ago

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

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  MikolasFan

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

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  MikolasFan

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
PP77
1 year ago
Reply to  MikolasFan

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
PP77
1 year ago

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
Paul
1 year ago

What about San Marino 2016?!

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

They’re still in purgatory tho.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

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
Weißbrot
1 year ago

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

MikolasFan
MikolasFan
1 year ago

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