Raise ya hands, ladies! For only the second time in its history, Montenegro is sending a solo female performer to the Eurovision Song Contest. Her name is Vladana and with her to-be-revealed song she hopes to heal a wounded world.  

I know that life is in both black and white keys, and everyday is a brand new song – that’s why it’s interesting,” she says in the reveal video shared by broadcaster RTCG.

“We only realise what it means to fight for a life when it begins to hurt, and when the cure is the only mission. This is my song, my cure for Europe, and for the world.

 
 
 
 
 
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The 35-year-old artist has enjoyed a long career in Montenegro. Viewers first came to know her on a national karaoke show in 2003. But our girl can do a lot more than lip-sync for her life. Later that year she released her debut single and had the chance to perform it at the prestigious Budva Mediterranean Festival (one of the launchpads for another Eurovision star — 2007 winner Marija Serifovic).

Eurovision has been on Vladana’s radar for more than a decade. She attempted to represent Montenegro twice by entering the national selection Montevizija in 2005 and 2006.

Vladana isn’t just a pop star. She’s a star with an artistic sensibility. You can see this in the music video for her 2010 music video for “Sinner City,” an animated wonder that shows her facing the perils and pleasure of romance — and the loneliness that can be found even in intimacy. 

Her best-known hit, it became the first video from a Montenegrin solo artist to appear in rotation on MTV Adria. 

 

The themes of her music are varied and traverse love, loss, longing and ambition. Other tracks on Sinner City include “Bad Girls Need Love Too”, “I Wanna be A Rock Star” and Goodbye Planet Earth”.

Vladana — full name Vladana Vučinić — isn’t a one-trick pony. In addition to pursuing her music, she has a degree in journalism from Montenegro’s State Faculty of Political Science. Building on that she launched her own online fashion magazine Chiwelook, for which she interviewed influential people across music, culture and politics.

Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest

This is the first time Montenegro will compete at Eurovision since 2019, after they took a two-year break from the contest. The song will be released at a later date.

Since 2007, Montenegro has competed at Eurovision 11 times, but has only qualified for the grand final twice. Their best results was in 2015 when Knez performed the ballad “Adio” and placed 13th in the final.

What do you think? Are you excited for Vladana? Tell us your thoughts below!

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ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

idk what to expect but she has an interesting discography and I want Montenegro to do well 😀

Una
Una
4 months ago

“Sinner City” sounds really good. Charming and relaxing. Hopefully Montenegro will have a nice local (regional) song for 2022 🙂

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

There’s no “cure” for “Europe and for the world”. Nobody should say such stupid things.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Maybe it’s metaphorical or metaphysical, who knows? The song isn’t out yet and it’s her artistic input, not yours!

voix
voix
4 months ago

Darko Dimitrov is behind her entry who was behind Tamaras entry and many good Balkan ballads. I am optimistic about this

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  voix

He also wrote Loco Loco and Ninanajna so there is also that option…

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

he didn’t write Loco Loco. That song was composed by Nemanja Antonic, and only in the last stage of the production did Darko Dimitrov get involved

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

I don’t know, we’ll see, doesn’t look promising.

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

no idea what to expect from her but i want montenegro to do well

Stephanie
4 months ago

Apparently a singer under the name of “Vasso” submitted a song to the Montenegrin selection called “Under The Blue Sky”, there’s reason to believe on a couple of boards that You-Know-Who (aka Vasilije Ojdanic) is behind it. To be honest, I think this was a stolen song because the vocal sounds nothing like him. Anyone care to investigate?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ6gvNY0pus

Last edited 4 months ago by Stephanie
voix
voix
4 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Darko Dimitrov has written her song, no idea wtf is this

Ivana
Ivana
4 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

This is the song written by Ylva & Linda Perssen and sang by Vasilije, it says so on twitter

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago
Reply to  Ivana

Twitter isn’t really a trustworthy source of information to be honest.

Stephanie
4 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

I don’t believe Ivana. Why would two well-known Swedish songwriters like Ylva & Linda waste time and creative energy composing a song for a Montenegrin guy who can’t carry a tune? That doesn’t add up for me, it sounds like another lie by Vasilije. And why now after not hearing a thing from him for over 3 years?

Last edited 4 months ago by Stephanie
Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

Oh this sounds very promising!

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
4 months ago

Despite the political chaos in Montenegro, I am interested in what song will be performed during Eurovision, I hope for a song in the national language, I feel that it will be a ballad

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

What does a “political chaos” have to do with Montenegro’s entry this year?

Sebastian
Sebastian
4 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

Yes, please. Explain us what is the political chaos in Montenegro

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

What does a country’s political chaos got to do with ESC? Unless it directly affects thier participation and in that case they wouldnt have paid the fee to compete…

Last edited 4 months ago by Denis
Hrvatska
Hrvatska
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

the representative has a good relationship with the new president of public television, and he has been elected by the pro-Serbian ruling coalition, so the representative supports the current government

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

So what’s the actual problem? I believe there have been representatives that were supportive of previous government, yet, I think nobody cared about it.

Pete
Pete
4 months ago

There’s no such thing as “Balkan balad” in Balkan counties on a regular basis… Those kind of songs are specifically manufactured for the Eurovision and like almost nobody listen to them in private…

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  Pete

What most people call Balkan ballad, people from Balkan would just call it a ballad and they have in fact been listened to since before they became mainstream in ESC. People do listen to them, as they are ballads.
But not everything is a Balkan ballad, at least not in ESC. It has to have specific instruments from the region to be counted, that is what I think people associate with. But there are different types of ballads even in Balkans

Last edited 4 months ago by Denis
miijoo
miijoo
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

For me, as I am from Balkans, Balkan balads are: S&M 2004 – Montnegro 2015 – Serbia 2008, 2018 ( even 2012 for me is not Balkan balad) – N. Macedonia 2004 and 2007 but i’m not sure if are balads – Croatia maybe only 2005 – Albania 2019, 2021 – Greece 2017 ( before 2004 I am sure that there are more) – Even Cyprus 2011 ik kinda Balkan balad xD So, for me, only these 10 songs are Balkan balads ( idk about Macedonian choice up) and other songs are just balads Montenegro 2014, Serbia 2019, and so… Read more »

miijoo
miijoo
4 months ago
Reply to  miijoo

Plus from B&H only 2006
2009, 2012, 2016 from B&H are not Balkan balads, have Balakn elements in songs, thats it, regural balads for me
Thank you 😀

Ina
Ina
4 months ago
Reply to  miijoo

Greece 2017 is many things, but a Balkan ballad?
No.

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

Good Luck for Vladana , let ‘s hope for a great song !!

FEGYO
FEGYO
4 months ago

she needs a great song, bc she struggles with voice technique. Ronela and Domi are way better singers

Last edited 4 months ago by FEGYO
Brko
Brko
4 months ago

I’ve just listened to a few songs by Vladana (a few live performances as well) as this is the first time I hear about her. It’s not promising. Her vocal does not seem powerful enough for an impactful Balkan ballad. Hope she proves me wrong with her song and her performance.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

Based of the article, Montenegro could pull off what Bulgaria, The Netherlands and Switzerland did: after years of terrible results finally getting a top 10 result.

The Portugal situation, winning after years of terrible results, is less likely.

Ina
Ina
4 months ago

I low-key have a good feeling about this; she seems great and Darko Dimitrov usually writes bops. Good luck to them!

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

If it is something as good and interesting as Sinner City then yes. We need more Balkan countries to move away from traditional stuff!

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Yes please!

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I also didn’t miss a “traditional” balkan ballad this year, but I would totally love to see a ballad with a contemporary feeling and production, in Montenegrin would be totally fine.

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

It can also be a contemporary balkan ballad. Where´s is the problem ? I usually don´t like typical eurovision pop from this area.

Last edited 4 months ago by Mr X
Lucky
Lucky
4 months ago

Unexpected choice. I hope she’s really send balkan ballad instead of another pop. This contest needs more diversity of genre than last year.

Last edited 4 months ago by Lucky
ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
4 months ago
Reply to  Lucky

Judging by the Top 5 of 2021, we had a lot of diversity, hadn’t we? 🙂 I would rather say, its time for an English uptempo or a powerballad as a winner in 2022, but maybe we are in a 2-years-course again (2016 & 2017 – 2018 & 2019 – 2021 & 2022?).

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

I’d like something similar to her song “Sinner City” but that song was released in 2010. Her last songs are more summer tryna-be hits. Which would be a complete let down. Judging by her words it may be none of those. I’ll wait but for now I’m not hyped.

Thanos
Thanos
4 months ago

I would really appreciate a Balkan Ballad from her! 2021 didn’t have any of those and the contest has proved that good Balkan Ballads almost always get a good result. Looking forward to her entry and good luck Montenegro on your return!

Last edited 4 months ago by Thanos
Kinga
Kinga
4 months ago

I am not a fan of balkan ballads but good luck Monyenegro!

Isabella
Isabella
4 months ago

Changes can be good. Here’s to hoping that one pays off.

Ricky
Ricky
4 months ago

She stated on her instagram that she wrote a ballad about something heartbreaking that occurred in her life recently!
I am really hoping her song is powerful enough to give Montenegro their best result!
Good luck Montenegro ??!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago

The way she announces herself in montenegrin makes me think we might get a song in montenegrin. Maybe a balkan ballad? We could use a good one of those.

Sale
Sale
4 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

There literally is.

Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
4 months ago

Bring a banger and she might go to the final.