Montenegro releases the music video for “Inje”

Tonight, the Montenegrin national broadcaster, RTCG, has released the final version of the song Inje (Hoarfrost), which Vanja Radovanović will perform in the second semi-final in Lisbon in a couple of months. At the same time the music video for the song was premiered.

This year five acts were competing in Montenegro’s national final Montevizija, which was held on the 17th of February at the Hilton Hotel in Podgorica. 35-year-old Vanja Radovanović won with the song Inje, which he wrote and composed himself. Vanja has performed since 2004, and back in 2006 he participated in Beovizija.

He participated in many festivals, released numerous singles, and even formed a band in 2007. In 2008, Vanja released his only album so far titled Pričaj dodirom.

The music video for Inje has been filmed in Kotor, Stari Bar, Valdanos and Cetinje and it is different compared to previous Montenegrin music videos for the Eurovision Song Contest. Unlike earlier videos which most often had a tourist and promotional character, this year’s music video is built up as a fairy-tale which presents Montenegro in a different light. Director for the music video, Gojko Berkuljan, will also be responsible for the staging of Montenegro’s performance in Lisbon, and it will be very similar to that seen in the official music video.

Montenegro will perform in the second half of the second semi-final on the 10th of May. In the video below you can listen to their entry Inje:

Lyrics

Hoarfrost fell on us
it’s freezing the blood in my veins
and you, oh, heart, are shrinking
and forgetting fast.
Love is shaking like a leaf
in the middle of summer, I stand frozen
I’m shaking too, my voice is shaking
ever since I lost us.

The duvet is warming my body in vain because the draught is flowing through my soul.

I’m living pointlessly
losing even when I’m winning
but when no one sees
I let you come visit my heart.

I’m living just to pass by
like a slave in a solitary confinement
but when no one hears
I let my heart rejoice.

Me and my life are like a dog and a cat
my heart is its most expensive toy.

I’m living pointlessly
losing even when I’m winning
but when no one sees
I let you come visit my heart.

I’m living just to pass by
like a slave in a solitary confinement
but when no one hears
I let my heart rejoice.

Hoarfrost fell.

Do you think that this year’s Montenegrin entry has what it takes to secure the country participation in the grand final for the first time since 2015?

Source: RTCG

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