As D-moll, they convincingly won last month’s Montevizija 2019. Now, following a slight rebrand, D mol has dropped the overhauled version of “Heaven” — Montenegro’s song for Eurovision 2019.

The changes are instantly noticeable. The revamped “Heaven” takes a much more Balkan approach, arguably the most out of all the countries competing this year.

Its original simplistic approach is abandoned in favour of rich ethnic production. There are fabulous flares of folk instruments throughout.

Each vocalist has their own time to shine across the verses. The group harmonies provide a bigger punch, avoiding the “wall of sound” effect. D mol went from a group to an ensemble, y’all!

D mol “Heaven” (Official music video) / Revamp

The music video plays up to Montenegro’s signature style: showcasing beautiful landscapes, nature shots and pristine beaches. It sells every inch of the great looking land. Who’s up for a layover in Podgorica post Tel Aviv?

Montenegro at Eurovision 2019

Montenegro selected “Heaven “after a national final which included two rounds of voting and multiple sets of juries . After a duel against runner-up “Nevinost”, the vocal group won with 62% of the popular vote. It has been hard work since then, between the revamp and the confirmation of their appearance at Eurovision In Concert on 6 April.

Montenegro will perform in the first half of the semi-final one on 14 May. They will vie for one of ten grand final spots. They’re hoping to qualify for the first time since 2015.

What do you think? Do you like the new version of “Heaven”? Do you think it has a shot to qualify? Let us know in the comments below.

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MaggieMayhem
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MaggieMayhem

The instrumental they added sounds a lot like the intro of Lauv’s ‘I Like Me Better’ — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7fzkqLozwA

I don’t like the song at all, but the scenery in the video is AMAZING. IS THIS MONTENEGRO!? If so, I wanna visit so badly.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

it is Montenegro yes, i liked the song already before, but this revamp has made it better 🙂

buranovskayagirl
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buranovskayagirl

hmmm much better than before

Juan Cena
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Juan Cena

I think the revamp was a little botched. “Heaven” needed to be cleaned up musically, and not totally Balkanized. It really only needed the piano and the percussion, which gave the original version a music box-like charm.

Rimig
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Rimig

So, they have listened to Petra & Måns’s “love, love, peace, peace” and added an old man playing the montenegrin version of a Swedish “Qvinabuska” (or however yo want to spell that).
But there was just no way to fix this song…

Louis
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Louis

Why you dont react for albania revamp?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I said before that I didn’t think a revamp could save it and sadly I stick to that. But they put a lot of effort on improving it and they achieved some things: the beginning and the ending are much better and the ethnic sounds made it more lively and vibrant. Then comes that moment where they try a lot of different things at the same time, including a key change, and they lost me (forever).

Ziv
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Ziv

Maybe it’s just me, I do think the guy on the left in the beach photo is one of the cutest guys this year, perhaps even better than Switzerland and the Netherlands…but he will unfortunately go unnoticed.

citylights
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citylights

and he has a beautiful unique voice

I am Thor, I am Thor
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I am Thor, I am Thor

What is this, handsomecontest?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

If it was, Switzerland would already have this in the bag.

Ziv
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Ziv

It is certainly a song contest, but wouldn’t it be nice if the song is good AND the singer is more pleasant-looking?

HBau
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HBau

But which one is Merel?

Pok
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Pok

My guilty pleasure this year.

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

I like to listen to it and I’m not even feeling guilty about it. 🙂

Héctor
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Héctor

I appreciate the ethnic sounds, but this song can’t be saved by a new production. It is just bad.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I like how almost every Montenegrin video is a tourism ad. The song still seems to go on forever and I don’t listen to it, but there is a lot worse this year.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I want to visit there one day. Hopefully I will meet a group of music students. 😀

Christopher
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Christopher

I’m sorry but I laughed so much watching this video. Did they get the same hand choreographer as Michael Rice for the UK? Calm it down! The white outfit on the beach section looks like parody. And the song……. yeikes.

Jonas J
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Jonas J

And very good it is, too – what a shame they didn’t sort it out straight away !

xmynameis
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xmynameis

How did they have managed to make it even worse than before? I can’t. It’s a last place in a semi for sure.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Before someone asks…
No, the name change does not reflect the key change in the song. 😀

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I am seemingly one of the few people who likes this entry. I don’t know exactly why, I just find it sweet. It also does evoke memories of my own music education, which was probably the happiest time of my life. 🙂
This one is like a music project that improves with each edit. The re-vamp has gone in a totally different direction to what I personally would have done with the song, and this is a pleasant surprise to me. Of course I know this will go the way of Ari Olafsson, but I still like the effort.

sangfreudx
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sangfreudx

I like this song a lot, too. It’s really sweet and lovely. But I agree that it’s all wrong for Eurovision. Maybe they should’ve arranged it to feature just two singers, with the others as the choir. As much as I like the song, right now they look escapees from a showtune church camp. Uncomfortable.

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

Ngl I actually like it, much better than the original version

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

South Montenegro in action

NickC
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NickC

This is a bit of an Ari Olafson case, there is no hope.

Colin
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Colin

I prefered Our Choice. It took about ten times to hear the chorus of Heaven to even remember it. Honestly, when I did some early re-caps in my head, MIHAI’s last year entry of the same name started instead. It was not even one of my winners of SN 2018. That’s a really bad sign. And no, revamp didn’t elevate it much. Sorry, not sorry.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Iceland 2018 is still one million times worse than this. Those lyrics, that melody, that attitude… At least Montenegro is not pretending to be profound.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Ari had an advantage: the audience had time to get familiar with him. In this entry, there are many people singing. When you get used to a vocalist, a different one comes. Also, the more different people singing, the bigger are the chances someone’s singing style will make it less pleasant for you (for me, it’s the first guy who sings).

James
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James

“Our Choice” sounded a whole lot better in Icelandic. That should have been Ari’s song for last year’s Icelandic selection final.

James
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James

There are certain parts that sound a bit too overproduced that could potentially drown out the group’s voice during a live perofrmance but hopefully that can be fixed.

I must say, they’re trying to feel the lyrics with their respective individual shots in the MV with those hand and arm gestures.

Gavin
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Gavin

I really like it. Does that make me a bad person?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

No, of course not. Be more self-confident. 🙂

Laia
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Laia

Not at all! It just makes you a person with a bad taste

Fatima
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Fatima

And that comment makes you a musical snob, Laia. What a pity for you.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

no definitely not, i find this song so underrated

it’s really catchy, good fun to listen to

they have that fun vibe what DoReDos had last year for Moldova, and hopefully this can surprise, i am so hoping for a miracle for these guys cause i want to vote for them in final

Tomatinho
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Tomatinho

Wtf, D-Moll sounds better than D-Mol

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Say na na na.

Mr Right
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Mr Right

Still the worst.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I didn’t even notice the name *change*!