COUNTRY SIXTEEN - Montenegro (Montevizija)
WINNER: D hole - Hell...literally hell
Once again, Montenegro hosted a janky little 5-song selection with a set of actually-pretty-decent entries, and they end up selecting the worst song of the bunch, which happens to be the only act featuring male vocals.
It’s a shame because a few of my colleagues met the HoD and he’s a nice, young guy with a lot of ideas, so hopefully they won’t be shit next year? Apparently Beovizija is back and gonna be a lot bigger next year so let’s see...
My vote is highlighted in bold for #transparency
1) Andrea Demirović - Ja Sam Ti San (14 votes) this sweep!
2) Ivana Popović Martinović - NEVINOST (1 vote)
Um, well, my North Macedonian friend A.K.A. my Balkan insider warned me that Heaven would win the selection. I was like ‘surely not’ and he quipped ‘6 people = 6 families voting’...and well, she made some points! Ja Sam Ti San was fucking lit and would have been a totally new direction for Montenegro’s trajectory in the contest, enabling them to shake the ‘Serbia, but make it terrible’ label they’ve ended up with. Unfortunately and admittedly, the staging was fucking BIZARRE...satanic imagery in a Balkan state TV show?? Wyd sis. Consequently, she got DUST from televote, literally, scoring 0 points. The jury boosted her a tad, but she ended up in 3rd despite having the best song by far. That sad, huh? Anyways, perhaps the fact that 14 of you gave her your vote bodes well for her chances in Alt-Vizh?