Vladana has revealed that her song “Breathe” for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be in English and released sometime in February.
Further details regarding the Montenegrin entry for Eurovision 2022 have been revealed in an online press conference organised by RTCG. It is now known that Vladana’s song for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be titled “Breathe” and performed in English. The song is due to be released sometime at the end of February.
The song has been described by a member of the RTCG delegation as a “pop, ballad, that it has a cinematic piano moment.”
Vladana has stated that she will sing in English as the song was written in that language and that she wants the message to be heard all over the world. An Italian version of the song may also be released as a tribute to the host country of Eurovision 2022.
“I think the message should be heard beyond the Balkans, so we decided on the English language. We were also thinking about the song being recorded in Italian because of the hosts, and we have not yet decided on the Montenegrin one, “
Shortly after the announcement of Vladana selection as the Montenegrin representative at Eurovision 2022, the singer had already explained the song was about a recent family tragedy. The song has been co-written and arranged by Darko Dimitrov. This will be the twelfth song that Darko has been involved with having worked on “Ninanajna” (North Macedonia 2006), “Proud” (North Macedonia 2019) and “Loco Loco” (Serbia 2021). This is the first time a song produced by Darko will represent Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest.
RTCG also explained further details regarding the cost of taking part in Eurovision Song Contest 2022. This year contest will cost the broadcaster 28,000 euros which is the lowest amount of all 41 participants of the contest this year and is a smaller budget RTCG has set for taking part than in previous years. Sponsors will also help with the overall costs of taking part in the contest this year.
Some ideas for staging were also discussed at the conference, with the singer wanting an “ avant-garde” style performance. The idea of bringing a piano was also brought up and would fit with the “cinematic piano moment” of the song. The Composer of the song Darko Dimitrov stated on the subject of staging:
“It’s very important to me that something takes me. I immediately fit into the song and I think we will have a decisive performance”
Darko also believes that staging is key to getting a high number of points at the contest while Vladana added that to her she just wishes to present herself well and that she does not want to think too hard about placement.
Image Source: Aleksandra Jovic | Source: RTCG
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.