First it was Douwe Bob for the Netherlands, and now we know another act that will be taking to the stage next year for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest! Montenegro only announced the other day that they will be taking part in the show, but have already gone ahead and revealed the name of their act, hoping to bring the contest to the Balkan nation for the first time in 2017.
For the first time in Montenegrin history, a boy-band will represent them – named Highway. Peter Tošić, Marko Pešić and Luka Vojvodić are the members, and earlier this year they finished fourth on X Factor Adria, the second season of the Balkan X-Factor. A professional jury decided they would be best to represent Montenegro next year. They’ll be hoping to improve on thirteenth place last year with Knez, their best result to date.
Below is a link to a video in which they perform their first single, a soft-rock number named ‘Bar Na Kratko’ (For A While).
Here are some early opinions on the decision…
Robert from Poland: Highway will represent Montenegro in Stockholm #Eurovision this is something completely different – I like them
Danny from Belgium: ugh, they’re not even cute
Eugene from the UK: I think it is a good move for Montenegro, a move away from the general “fuddy duddy” image to a young modern image. However I’m not sure this trio offers anything unique or different, but it will depend on the song of course
But what do you think? Let us know with your opinions down below! Also, an article regarding Douwe Bob for the Dutch should be up soon!