Today second rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 continued. Countries rehearsing on Day 7 include Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Next to rehearse today was Montenegro’s Vladana.
Vladana’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Vladana’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how her performance will look on TV on Thursday 12th May, when she performs in the second Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of her second rehearsal here!
What did we see in Montenegro’s second rehearsal?
Vladana is stunning is a beautiful electric blue gown with a glowing circle accessory surrounding her. She has elected to sing the second part of her song in Italian, and her vocals were on point as always. Her gown and accessory light up at times throughout the performance, and there are some sweeping camera angles to help emphasize the scale of the song.
What happened in Vladana’s first rehearsal?
After Vladana’s first rehearsal, Jazzi gave her initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how she felt about his first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
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“Breathe” is a deeply personal track for Vladana Vučinić. She opened up earlier on Instagram about 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 the 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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