Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Last year Montenegro qualified for the Eurovision final with a Big Balkan Ballad, and in accordance with the motto "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", have decided to go to ESC this year with, um, another Big Balkan Ballad!  And this year they have gone to the King of the Big Balkan Ballad, Zeljko Joksimovic to write da tune.

And you get what it says on the tin - there is only one song in this style in the contest this year, and I would say that Knez is a shoe in with "Adio", its the sort of song that will do well and hoover up points from the Balkans and beyond!  Have a look and a listen here:

What's the reaction of the Euro Bureau Panel?  Let's find out:

Asta Bjornsdottir: "First listen; like this – like his voice – nice harmony from the backers. Simple – strong – nice !!!! Like it!!!"

Hasse Skoldebjer: "I know we've heard many songs like this over the years but I always like them. 7/10."

Annemieke Kelleter: "When I first heard it I thought it was really dull, but this has grown on me a lot. It's a very subtle song and he has a beautiful voice."

Adam and Charlotte Lane: "We like the violin and bouzouki duet at the start. Shame that it moved so quickly into something more ‘pop’. I think it jumps around too much for the discerning Eurovision viewer, but musically it is quite clever. 2.5/10"

So a generally positive view from the panel, but what do you reckon to Montenegro's effort? Leave us a comment and let us know! :)

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