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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Semi 1: 09 Montenegro

Just like last year, Montenegro is providing the entry with the sharpest edges and the least amount of adaptation to the ESC formula. It seems they don't care at all whether we like them or not. Which is great.

Who See - Igranka (Montenegro 2013)

The production is hard and heavy, this sounds more like a local hit sampler than a eurovision entry. Which is exactly what I'd wish more countries would do - push the limits and challenge the rules.

Hiphop and dubstep may not be the two things closest to my heart to be perfectly honest, but the mix turns out to be energetic and fairly engaging. The guys are real rappers and the girl can belt out her chorus most convincingly.

If it hadn't been for the tired sexism of the video clip, I would have been even more excited than this.

And if it hadn't been for the hard, cold reality that will most probably smack Montenegro in the face before this contest is over. It is great to be daring, but I don't see how they well be able to sell this to a wide, family-based audience.

No, most probably not. Their target audience will probably be doing something else - clubbing? partying? washing laundry? - rather than watching a eurovision semi final, not to mention voting. But a very interesting try nevertheless.

My grade: 3/5


  1. This is one of my favourite entries this year. The song does really stand out from the rest. But I agree with you Tobias, the sexism in the video is not good. But I wont think they are going to keep that at the perfomance, but who knows?

    Anyway, I will vote for them in the final :)

  2. Last year I enjoyed Montenegro's video EURONEURO by Rambo Amadeus,
    I thought it was different and clever.
    This year's video certainly is very good too.(apart the sexism)

    But what will happen on the stage?
    I sure hope they manage better than last year.
    Best of luck to the team of Montenegro:)