Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Montenegro

Welcome along to the latest summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Montenegro have a pretty flag.
Montenegro have a pretty flag.

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Back on the launch page, you can find links to the 14 countries we have covered so far, but today it is the turn of Montenegro to step up to your judgement!  One of just three former-Yugoslav states taking part in 2014, the potential neighbourly benefit of their decision to send Balkan superstar Sergej Cetkovic is slightly watered down by the amount of withdrawals this year *sad face*. However, as we said in our review, their chosen song “Moj Svijet” is incredibly strong, which should hopefully bode well for them in Copenhagen! If you haven’t already heard it, the official video is here (amazing scenery too!)

Our opinions:

Rory – I actually, haven’t been as excited at the prospect of possible qualification for Montenegro since 2009, and if Montenegro actually does qualify, I will be really happy, because those violin bits are actually amazing! Plus, they deserve the qualification! Score: 6 points out of 12.

James – You already know that I love pretty much anything Balkan… so it won’t surprise you that I love “Moj Svijet”. Perfect Balkan balladry painted by numbers here. And in a year like 2014, with a late draw… this is gonna stand out!! I certainly hope they reach the final to make up for last year’s injustice! Score: 10 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Montenegrin song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!


Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Montenegro’s song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, as Rory shall be posting Hungary later tonight, and our previews for semi final two will begin tomorrow!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Montenegro’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!


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