Vladana Vučinić, who will represent Montenegro at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, revealed many things about her entry today. Among these was the announcement that the song, called “Breathe,” will be in English. She made these reveals in a press conference organized by Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG following the announcement that she would go to Eurovision. Song producer Darko Dimitrov also was at the press conference and talked about how special the track is.
Everything we know about “Breathe”
“Breathe” is a deeply personal track for Vladana. She already opened up earlier on Instagram how the song was inspired by a recent tragedy in her family. To help the strong message of the song resonate beyond the Balkans, she has decided to sing the song in English. The song will combine elements of pop and ballad. Asked why she wanted to return to Eurovision after taking part in National Finals in 2005 and 2006, Vladana stated that she wanted to present her message to as many people as possible. Vladana also revealed that she hasn’t planned her staging yet, but could reveal that she plans to wear something avant-garde on stage.
Working with Darko Dimitrov
For the track, she worked together with Eurovision regular Darko Dimitrov, who produced the song and helped compose the music. He is known for entries such as Loco Loco (Serbia 2021), Ninanajna (North Macedonia 2006), and Proud (North Macedonia 2019), with Proud, in particular, being the reason why Vladana wanted to work with Darko. Darko originally didn’t plan to work on a Eurovision song this year. The song’s strong lyrics moved him so much he felt compelled to work on it and make it a success.
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
Photo Source: RTCG / Aleksandra Jović