The next artist featured in our “Who Is” series for the Eurovision 2018 season is Vanja Radovanović from Montenegro.
In February, it was decided that Vanja Radovanović would represent Montenegro at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest after he won Montevizija. Let’s get to know a bit more about him.
Vanja Radovanović was born on 28 October 1982 in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia). His musical career kicked off in 2004, where he made his first appearance at Music Festival Budva. At this event, he received an award for the best debutant of the festival. He participated in the same festival a year later with the song “Krila olovna”, which became a hit in Montenegro and Serbia. In 2006, he performed at Beovizija with his song “Kad me jednom za te ne bude”. From then onwards, he participated in many festivals, released numerous singles, and even formed a band in 2007.
Vanja Radovanović will represent Montenegro at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. He was chosen to represent the country after winning Montevizija with his song “Inje”.
Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest as an independent country in 2007, and participated until 2010 when they withdrew for financial reasons. They returned to the contest in 2012, and since then have always chosen their entry internally. Montenegro failed to qualify for the grand final until 2014, when Sergej Ćetković and his song “Moj svijet” placed 19th in the final. Their best result came a year later, when Knez performed “Adio” in Vienna. They have never reached the top 10, with Knez reaching 13th out of 27 countries. Their most recent entrant, Slavko Kalezić, reached 16th in their semi-final in 2017 with their song “Space”.