Pre-Contest Vote 2015: Montenegro

Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, do go ahead and click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more and more of these articles are written, they will be added to this page, so you can navigate between each country as you so wish.

Today, we’re looking at Knez’s song Adio. After breaking a semi-final curse last year by finally qualifying for the final, Montenegro will be looking to make it 2 from 2 this year. A composer familiar to most die-hard Eurovision fans, Željko Joksimović, was the composer of the song.

Here’s what the jury members think:

Lewis – In a way, it’s a song we’ve come to expect from the Balkans. Musically, it’s quite a good composition, as we’d usually expect from Željko Joksimović I guess! Although, it doesn’t really have that wow factor, that one thing that makes viewers remember it after seeing more than 10 other songs. 6/12

Reece – This is such a typical Balkan song. Not very original, but a nice tune that doesn’t really make anybody think it will win. May make the final, but will simply go forgotten I feel. 5/12

Rory – I really do think that this is the 2015 version of Lejla – and I’m not saying that’s a bad thing! Zeljko’s songs have never finished anywhere outside the top 10, but Montenegro has little help from neighbours, so qualification might be in doubt here – but it’s a good song nonetheless! 7/12

Lauren – This song has quite a nice sound to it, with some very Montenegro-ish sounding instruments. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be too much that sets it apart, though. 7/12

Total: 25/48 

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