We now have another artist to add to our lineup for Turin. The Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has announced Vladana Vučinić as the act to represent Montenegro at Eurovision 2022. The country returns to Eurovision after they last entered in 2019. Her song will be revealed in due course. In the video tweeted out by RTGC, hints are given about her entry.
Meet Vladana Vučinić
Vladana is a pop/rock singer from Montenegro with links to North Macedonia. Details of the song she will sing in Turin will be revealed in due course. In the video from RTCG, she says of the song “This is my song, my cure for Europe, and for the world.” Vladana has previously taken part in the national selection for Serbia and Montenegro in 2005 and 2006. She has been internally selected by RTCG for 2022.
Her biggest hit so far is her song ‘Sinner City’.
Montenegro is no stranger to internal selections, using the method no less than seven times in their participation. The last time a Montenegrin entrant was selected using an internal selection was in 2017, with Slavko Kalezić’s “Space”.
Montenegro’s Eurovision Story
Before Montenegro announced its return to the Eurovision Song Contest for 2022, Montenegro had a scattered appearance at the competition.
There has been a Montenegrin presence at the Eurovision Song Contest as far back as 1983, when the nation was a part of Yugoslavia. Montenegrin entries went on to represent Yugoslavia in 1983 and 1984, placing 4th and 18th respectively. Similarly, the nation also sent an entry as part of Serbia and Montenegro in 2005, placing 7th with No Name’s “Zauvijek moja”.
As an independent nation, Montenegro debuted in 2007 with Steven Faddy’s “Ajde, kroci”. This began a string of non-qualifications, until their first appearance in a Grand Final in 2014. Montenegro’s best result came in 2015 with Knez’s “Adio”, scoring 44 points and placing 13th. Their most recent appearance in the Contest was in 2019, when D-mol finished in 16th place in the semi-final with 46 points.
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News Source: RTCG
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