Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has again chosen its Eurovision song internally this year. In a special programme, it finally revealed the song Igranka (Party) it will be sending to Malmö
We had already been informed that hip-hop duo Who See? would be representing the small Adriatic nation in Sweden. It was later announced that they would be paired with the singer Nina Žižić.
Who See? are Dejan Dedović and Mario Đorđević, known as Dedduh and Noyz respectively. They have been performing together since 2002, and have released two albums in that time, the most recent being Krš i drača (Débris and weeds) in 2012.
Sabrija Vulić led us through the presentation show to introduce the song, and after a short chat, we were shown the video. Who See? rap through the verse, before Nina sings the chorus. It has a very heavy backbeat to it, and demonstrates Nina’s powerful, very soul-like voice.
We then had a long chat with Dedduh, Noyz and Nina about their throughts behind the song, and what they thought of Eurovision generally. The talk was all generally positive, with the trio saying they would do their best in Malmö.
We also spoke to various other stars of the Montenegrin music scene, who again wished their country’s experiment with hip-hop well in Sweden in May. Head of delegation Lidija Backović also briefly spoke about her hopes for the song.
To finish this short presentation show, we saw the video a second time.
Montenegro will perform Igranka in the second half of the first semi-final on the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest on 14 May.
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
After many years as performing at Eurovision as part of other countries (Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro), Montenegro officially débuted in 2007 in Helsinki with the song ‘Ajde, Kroči by Stevan Faddy. In the single semi-final, the song finished 22nd out of a field of 28. In the three appearances since, Montenegro has still failed to make it out of a semi-final. The best finish the country has had was in 2009 when Andrea Demirovic sang Just get out of my life and finished 11th in her semi-final. In Baku in 2012, the unique Rambo Amadeus sang Euro Neuro and finished 15th in the first semi-final.
In 2005, however, Serbia & Montenegro was represented by No Name with the song Zauvijek moja. Already qualified for the final as the country had been runners-up the year before, they placed a respectable 7th.