On Tuesday the world learned that Vladana Vucinic will sing for Montenegro at Eurovision 2022 with a song she describes as a “cure” for the problems faced by Europe and the larger world. And by Wednesday the singer had elaborated on those details, revealing that her song title is “Breathe”.

“I will sing in English so that the message can be heard beyond the Balkans,” she told broadcaster RTCG, adding that the ballad is “a powerful hymn.” 

“I think the message should be heard beyond the Balkans, so we decided on the English language. We’re also thinking about recording the song in Italian because of the hosts, and we have not yet decided on the Montenegrin version.”

“I wrote the words in a breath, without any changes,” she says, noting it’s based on a difficult ordeal her family endured in the past year. “My feelings turned into lyrics and music.”

Vladana Vučinić reveals “Breathe” as Eurovision 2022 song title 🇲🇪

Vladana has got a very big name on her side: Composer Darko Dimitrov, the genius behind Tamara Todevska’s Eurovision 2019 jury winner “Proud”.

“It’s very important that something takes me,” he says. “I immediately fell into the song and I think we will have a decisive performance.”

“The ambition is for the performance to be of high quality. The less you hope, the greater the success.”

The entry is said to have a “cinematic piano moment” and to “grow to the end” — something they’ll no doubt be thinking of when it comes to staging.

For now, Vladana says she imagines that she’ll perform alone and possibly with a piano, and hopes the performance will lean toward the avant-garde. “I haven’t thought about it yet,” she says, “but it has to be special, because it’s very important to me.”

Vladana described the song as “emotional, powerful and melancholic” and expects it be released at the end of February.

Montenegro’s budget is said to be smaller than in previous years, but thankfully sponsors have stepped forward to help fill the gap.

During a press conference, RTCG revealed that their participation fee is just 28,000 euros — “the lowest amount of all participants.”

Does this sound promising to you? Are you excited that Darko helped compose the song? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Martin
Martin
4 months ago

I’m really curious and looking forward to this song!

Nick
Nick
4 months ago

sorry to bring this up again but why no info about Vidbir? a lineup alredy leaked on Twitter and Insta, a lot of artists confirmed their applications , like Wellboy, Eria , Michael Soul, Alina Pash, Claudless,Sophia Ivanko and etc., there are even few songs released, please we need more info

BoyWithEmotions
BoyWithEmotions
4 months ago
Reply to  Nick

what?! Alina Pash and Wellboy? omg… this is amazing! 😀

Helen
Helen
4 months ago
Reply to  Nick

oh I remember Claudless band, they had a very cool song back then in Vidbir 2020 and their lead singer Yuri is incredibly gorgeous guy 😉

Last edited 4 months ago by Helen
Corentin
Corentin
4 months ago

What a pity… English song once again…

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Corentin

Dude, not everyone has done well when singing in their native languages, it’s not the end of the world

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
4 months ago

Another song in bloody English. Considering the success non-English songs had at the 2021 contest…why

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

Because she doesn’t want to do it?Because she wants to sing in English? Because she feels more comfortable singing in English?

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

She’s not obliged to sing in her country’s language if she doesn’t feel like it

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

Oh, I think he wanted her to sing in national language so that it pleases him rather..

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

Wishing her the best luck! Looking forward to seeing what she’s got in store 🙂

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
4 months ago

Looking forward to it. I miss having Montenegro in the finals.

hhhhurricane
hhhhurricane
4 months ago

global pandemic core ?

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago

This gon be a mess.

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

Why are you so sure? Because it comes from a small and underperforming country like Montenegro? That’s rude, dude. Don’t write her off, at least don’t until the song’s out.

Xxx
Xxx
4 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

Because she as an artist gives me that feeling. It has nothing to do with the country she represents. Quite frankly i think she can’t sing. But that’s just me.

duxx
duxx
4 months ago

Im from Montengro and it is interesting that no one here is mentioning that she is working in RTCG and she had protection to be chosen to represent Montenegro. EBU shall be informed about this cuz this is violation of a rule. 2 of her best frineds were in the jury and one colleague from work. Also, she deleted her twitter account cuz she was talking sh*t about ESC before. Im not proud at out contestant this year.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Rtcg is free to send who they want and choose the way how though. They could hypothetically send the broadcasters director or montenegrin president if they wanted to. The Dutch broadcaster avrotros has looked in their own back catalogue of singers who appear regularly on avrotros tv shows for years with artists like the 3j’s, de toppers etc.

Last edited 4 months ago by Frisian esc
duxx
duxx
4 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Have you read what i wrote up there? Dude, she is employed in RTCG. That’s a violation of a rule

Denis
Denis
4 months ago
Reply to  duxx

If your criteria is to exclude every artist who has ever appeared on shows for the broadcaster then you wont find much. In most countries every contestant has done stuff for broadcasters

duxx
duxx
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Employees from national broadcaster are not allowed to represent a country.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Which rule exactly do you mean?
https://eurovision.tv/about/rules

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Rafal Brzozowski works for TVP as a TV host.

Jason Deane
Jason Deane
4 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Thats an opinion, not a rule.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  duxx

Knock it off Vasilije

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

I am looking forward to hear the song and wish het good luck in Italy

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
4 months ago

her

FanESC
FanESC
4 months ago

The “heard all over Europe” reminds me of the “it’ll talk to everyone in Europe from Baku to Lisbon” from the french head of delegation describing “The best in me” from Tom Leeb, lmao.

esc1234
esc1234
4 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

one of the good things covid did is that we never saw live this entry.

trollo
trollo
4 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

*FATALITY*

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

Thank you !

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

Not another church song PLEASE!

trollo
trollo
4 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

amen 😀

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

What’s the participation fee for each participating country? EBU members are public broadcasters, so this information should be public.

Branko86
Branko86
4 months ago

28,000 euros — “the lowest amount of all participants” – Still a lot of money if you ask me!

MTD
MTD
4 months ago
Reply to  Branko86

It’s rather superb for Montenegro, for their own little “5 minutes” on the world’s stage. These 5 minutes paid in advertising money showed on every broadcaster having the Semi (plus the Final) costs a LOT more.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

My expectations for Montenegro entries tend to be rather low, but I hope the song ends up being relatively good for the country. I can only wish her good luck

Last edited 4 months ago by BadWoolfGirl
Cristian Silviu Bucur
Cristian Silviu Bucur
4 months ago

She is specific for rock and pop and you send her with a ballad?Montenegro will stay in the semi.

beccaboo1212
4 months ago

Not if the performance is emotional!

James
James
4 months ago

Well she wrote the song herself. Will you blame her for it?

Nathan
Nathan
4 months ago

It’s up to her to decide what she’s “specific” for. If she wants to do a ballad, who’s to say if it’ll be good or bad?

Denis
Denis
4 months ago

You had me at “cinematic piano moment”. You know I love when they combine my two interests: movies and ESC!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I hear that and immediately think of Arcade…lofty expectations for an underachiever like Montenegro, but the last two jury winners have been North Macedonia and Switzerland, so who knows?

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

I feel Montenegro will do very very well this year

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I have the same feeling! I wholeheartedly hope they do

Apollo
Apollo
4 months ago

”Breathe” is a ”cure for Europe”.

God, I hope this song isn’t covid related, that’s the last thing people want to see/hear at Eurovision.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

Breathe in, breathe out
You keep me alive
You are the fire burning inside
Breathe in breathe out
You keep me alive
You are the fire burning inside of me
You are my passion for life

Apollo
Apollo
4 months ago
Reply to  James

Isn’t that the theme song from Passions? lol

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

Yep. Haha

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

love how she wrote the song herself. i can see the song falling into the same sonical category as “proud”, which wasn’t at all a contender until we all saw tamara’s top notch stage presence and vocal performance. still i wanna stay positive about vladana 🙂

Azaad
Azaad
4 months ago

To be honest it does sound like they’re trying to pull a North Macedonia 2019, with a piano ballad about serious issues. And 7th would be a fantastic result for Montenegro.