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.”
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