Hi guys! So we FINALLY have the last song for Eurovision 2015*! Even though we still have to wait till the 21st of March to watch the official video of the song, Montenegro officially released its song today for Vienna.Knez was the first artist to be selected for Eurovision back in October of last year, but we’ve had to wait five months for his song “Adio” to be presented to us today…So what do we think of this, the last song for Eurovision 2015? And how well will it do in Austria? Keep reading to find out!
So what do we think of the song? Hmm….how to put this bluntly – it’s the 2015 version of “Lejla”. The similarities to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s song back in 2006 are many; accordions, Balkan-esque tempo of the song (although, you have to give Montenegro some slack in that regard – they have got Željko Joksimović to compose the music for the song – and even that very subtle key change with the very comforting beat that carries through from said key change to the end. The one quality the two songs don’t share is “Lejla”‘s really climactic ending, while “Adio” has quite….I suppose, a tango-ish ending to it. Don’t worry, I’m not dissing Knez’s song, I actually am quite a fan of it! I’m just saying it sounds an awful lot like Hari Mata Hari c.2006! I do think this song will do very well in the Balkans post-Contest, cause it sounds exactly the sort of song that would go across borders and would be playing on a radio on the streets of Belgrade, or Podgorica…if you know what I mean.
How well will it do in Eurovision, do I hear you ask now? Well, Montenegro was allocated into the first half of the second semi-final, which is quite a tough half this year! I fear Montenegro might have some trouble qualifying for the final this year, mostly due to the fact that they are singing in Montenegrin, a language specific to Montenegro, and the border areas of Albania and Serbia – neither of which are in the same semi-final. Their only potential voting bloc would come from Slovenia, and they are rather independent themselves, but however, it was the same situation last year for Montenegro and they qualified for the final for the first time…it might happen again! It also might not…for now, that’s all I can say about it!
So what do you think of the song?
Octavian Constantin from Romania: The beginning is very good … but later on, it doesn’t have something special …but I like it!
Gergő Marosvári from Hungary: I think it will be the 2nd final for Montenegro this year!
Derrick Schiff from the United States: Fairly dull….it will be interesting to see if they have a English version…if that sounds better to me.
Svana Lístí Agnarsdóttir from Iceland: To me, it’s an okay song. I don’t think I’ll be voting for it, but it will probably do well…
So fans seem like they’re pretty mixed at the reveal of Montenegro’s song for Vienna! Will Knez proceed to the final for the Balkan nation for the second consecutive year? We will have to wait and see what happens on May 21st! So what do you think of the song? Is Montenegro going to make it to the final in May? How well do you think Knez will do in Vienna? Feel free to tell us what you think by commenting below!
*Lithuanian article will be out soon!