Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are continuing. Countries rehearsing on Day 4 include Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland , Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden and Czech Republic. Next to rehearse today was Montenegro’s Vladana.
Vladana’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Montenegro’s Vladana. She will sing the song “Breathe” at Eurovision 2022 after she was selected to represent Montenegro earlier this year.
Following Vladana’s first rehearsal a clip of her rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed her before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well her rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Vladana’s staging?
Vladana’s fashion has been a talking point ever since she was announced to be Montenegro’s representative. She doesn’t disappoint, wearing an elegant blue dress that includes a disc on her back that lights up. The staging makes heavy use of lighting effects to further enhance Vladana’s vocal performance.
What we thought about Montenegro’s first rehearsal
Following the release of the rehearsal clip, Jazzi shared her initial thoughts and reaction to Vladana’s first rehearsal
“Breathe” is a deeply personal track for Vladana Vučinić. 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 combines 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.
Montenegro’s Eurovision Journey
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: EBU
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