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Montenegro: RTCG’s answer to the EBU about the voting irregularities!

A few hours after EBU’s announcement about the irregularities in the jury voting in the second semi-final, the Montenegrin broadcaster, RTCG is the first broadcaster to share their thoughts on the announcement!

The RTCG states the following:

Following EBU’s announcement about the alleged irregular voting of the jury of experts in up to 6 countries in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, we want to emphasize that it has nothing to do with Montenegro and that it is only speculation that is not true and unverified information.

As they point out, it is statistically impossible to avoid certain repetitions, as evidenced by the fact that the group of countries participating in the second semi-final night, as in Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Estonia…

These are, according to RTCG, examples of mutual exchange of points between the countries in the second semi-final:

Australia
12 points for Sweden
10 points for Israel
8 points for Belgium
7 points for North Macedonia
6 points for Ireland

12 points from Sweden
10 points from Israel
8 points from Belgium
5 points from North Macedonia
5 points from Ireland

Sweden
12 points for Australia
10 points for Estonia
8 points for Belgium
7 points for Malta
6 points for the Czech Republic

12 points from Australia
12 points from Estonia
10 points from Belgium
12 points from Malta
12 points from the Czech Republic

Belgium
10 points for Sweden
8 points for Australia
7 points for Israel

8 points from Sweden
8 points from Australia
7 points from Israel

So, with such a small number of countries in the semi-finals, it is impossible to avoid certain repetitions.

It is not for us to judge why these countries did not raise suspicions, whereas there were 6 countries where it was impractical to have repetitions. On the other hand, in some of the countries on the EBU list, the organiser almost completely changed the votes.

Montenegro’s votes were announced by the artist Zombijana and, as you could see in the live stream, the jury’s vote coincided almost perfectly with the final results.

As you can see on the Eurovision website, among the countries that received Montenegro’s jury votes in the final, there were none of the entries from the semi-final night.

Finally, the Eurovision Song Contest is a contest that has its regular and large audience and is almost always accompanied by various intrigues, which, we are sure, also contribute to its popularity

Vladana represented Montenegro in Turin and with “Breathe” she ended up 17th in the second semi-final. You can see her performance here:

https://youtu.be/L-ViRVRiGl0

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Reactions continue over the cancellation of the voting of six juries!

On Saturday night, during the Grand Final, the EBU sent out a vague statement saying it had identified “voting irregularities” in six unnamed countries after the second rehearsals of the Second Semi-Final. Their jury votes were cancelled and replaced with a ” substitute aggregated result for each concerned country for both the Second Semi-Final and the Grand Final (calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records)”

Understandably, the above treatment caused a reaction from these countries as there had been no prior information and they ended up seeing a different score from the one they had given themselves.

Romania

On Sunday morning, Romanian television posted a lengthy statement on the official Eurovision page, which among other things said

“Romanian TV is fully committed to participate in Eurovision 2022, paying the participation fee and preparing, together with the WRS team, a project that won the appreciation of the public”

“We were surprised to see that the result of the Romanian jury’s vote was not taken into account in the final ranking, with the organisers assigning a different score on behalf of our country’s jury”

“We clarify that the Romanian jury decided to give the maximum score to the Moldovan representatives”

Furthermore, TVR, asks the EBU for the exact reasons why they made the cancellation of their committee’s score and they are able to make amends in case they made a mistake.

Montenegro

The Montenegrin broadcaster reacted in the same way

“Following the announcements made on the Eurovision website, we would like to inform the public that we have sent a request for clarification to authorised representatives of the EBU”

“Following the submission of our jury’s vote, the relevant officials stated that the RTCG vote was conducted in accordance with the normal procedure, was legally certified by the EBU, and they saw no reason to suspect any form of irregularity. We therefore await a detailed answer to the question of our vote change.”

Georgia

Georgia’s broadcaster, GPB, has issued a statement regarding the removal of the Georgian jury’s votes from Eurovision 2022

“The Public Broadcaster met all the requirements, sent the official document and received the EBU’s consent that there were no possible irregularities”

“The Georgian jury gave its highest score, the 12 points, to Ukraine. However, when the results of the Final were announced, the 12 points from Georgia were given to the United Kingdom”

“The Georgian delegation had no interest in manipulating the results. It was of prime importance for our jury to secure 12 points for a deserving contestant, which in this case was the representative of Ukraine”

The Georgian public broadcaster remains in active communication with the EBU regarding the current situation and hopes that official answers will be provided soon.

To date, the EBU has not yet clarified the exact reason why the votes of the six juries were removed.

What do you think of all this? Could much of the confusion have been cleared up if the EBU had given more specific information from the start? We look forward to reading your views in the comments below!

Source: Wiwibloggs, Eurovoix

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Montenegro: Vladana speaks openly about the problems of this year’s contest!

Montenegro’s representative expressed her dissatisfaction about this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Vladana, competeing with the Balkan country with the song “Breathe”, gave an interview in a Spanish website and talked about the many problems she had to face during the rehearsals.

At first, she said that she didn’t want the EBU to select that exact part of her rehearsal to give out for the second rehersal clip. She wanted to keep the structure on her dress a secret until the night of the semi-final. She calls it a “Halo” that reacts to sound either from her voice or music, offering us a magnificentresult.

You can watch the exclusive rehearsal clip of Montenegro that EBU released below:

In the same interview she gave out some more information about the sun-shaped structure in the center of the stage. That structure was supposed to change depending on the needs of each participant. Of course this was impossible to happen as… the sun is really heavy. Thus it was decided that it will stay still. As Vladana said, no country was informed about this decision in time, it was something they learned a few days before arriving in Turin.

I have to be honest, I am very disappointed with some things about Eurovision this year. Everyone had told me that Eurovision was perfection in production but… it’s not like that. I don’t know if it is because it is Italy and Italians are very improvisers, leaving everything to the last minute… And look what has happened! Two days before we arrived in Turin we received an email that the Sun was no longer working.

The Montenegrin representative went on to reveal that only about 5% of what the public broadcaster asked were fullfilled from the Italian organizers, as for the graphics, the shots and the lighting, a last minute solution had to be found.

The many problems of this year’s contest seem to have no end as the begining of the contest is only some days apart. Montenegro will compete in the second semi-final on May 12.

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Eurovision 2022: Montenegro’s Second Rehearsal!

Next up is Montenegro with Vladana and her song ‘Breathe’. Vladana didn’t convince at the pre-parties being very weak vocally. in her first rehearsal, Vladana wears a blue dress with a particularly bright circular disc on the back. The lighting that has been chosen is really impressive, highlighting the overall appearance, while Vladana nails the song. She will try to convince with her second rehearsal that she owns a spot in the grand final.

The Second Rehearsal

Vladana’s second rehearsal starts with a rotating shot from above. She wears a blue dress and with a connected ‘satellite plate’ behind her. This plate, along with the upper part of her dress, starts to shine with lights from the second verse and on. Vladana is weak vocally, but better than the pre-parties. During the bridge, there are two silver figures in the backround. She sings the last pre chorus in Italian.

After the first run-through she complains that at some points her sound was off.

In the second run-through, the circular prop in her back and the upper part of her dress don’t turn on.

In the third run-through, the ‘satellite plate’ along with her dress turn on from the beginning of the performance.

Watch the exclusive clip of the second rehearsal through the cameras:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQSltJM0EBs&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

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Montenegro: Listen to the Finnish version of “Breathe” by Vladana!

Montenegro’s representative, Vladana Vučinić, released the Finnish version of “Breathe”, the song with which she will represent her country in Eurovision 2022. The song is a version of “Breathe”  in the Finnish language named “Jää ”. She has also released a symphonic version of her song in Italian.

Listen to the Finnish version of “Breathe” by Vladana:

Montenegro will compete in the Second semi-final on May 12 and number 15 of the running order.

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Montenegro: Listen to the Italian version of “Breathe” by Vladana!

Montenegro’s representative, Vladana Vučinić, released the Italian version of “Breathe”, the song with which she will represent her country in Eurovision 2022. The song is a symphonic version in the Italian language named “Respira”. She will also release a version of her song in Finish.

Listen to the Italian version of “Breathe” by Vladana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mpe0ywRE70

Montenegro will compete in the Second semi-final on May 12 and number 15 of the running order.

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Montenegro: Listen to Vladana’s first live performance of “Breath”!

Yesterday night on Melfest WKNDVladana presented her song “Breathelive for the first time. The song was released on March 4 but was not performed live until now.

You can listen to her performance below:

The song will be a dynamic ballad with a clear message, dedicated to Vladana’s mother. As Vladana said, the song is emotional, dynamic and melancholic. The songwriting team includes Vladana herself as well as the well known songwriter Darko Dimitrov with many successful songs in the contest.

Montenegro will compete in the second half of the second semi-final in May 12!

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Montenegro: Listen to “Breathe”, Vladana Vučinić’s song for Eurovision 2022!

Montenegro returns to Eurovision after two years of absence, since 2020. The country chose their representative for Eurovision 2022 internally and they picked Vladana Vučinić to sing for them in Turin!

The singer will represent Montenegro with the song “Breathe”!

The song was revealed today in the TV show “Montenegro, Dodici Punti” with special guests, Montenegro’s past representatives. Namely, Knez, Luka Vojvodić, Tamara Vujačić, Nina Zizic and North Macedonia’s representative for Eurovision 2022, Andrea.

The song will be a dynamic ballad with a clear message, dedicated to Vladana’s mother. As Vladana said, the song is emotional, dynamic and melancholic.

The creator’s team includes Vladana herself as well as the well known songwriter Darko Dimitrov with many successful songs in the contest.

Who is Vladana Vučinić?

Vladana was born in 1986 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Vladana showed interest in music at an early age as her grandfather, Boris Nizamovski was the Head of the Association of Stage Artists of North Macedonia and manager of the Macedonian ensemble Magnifico. Vladana has a primary and secondary education in music, focusing on music theory and opera singing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the Montenegro’s State Faculty of Political Science.

Listen to Vladana’s song “Breathe” for Eurovision 2022:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e3GiXy7SLc

We remind you that Montenegro will perform in the second semi-final and specifically the second half (number 9-18).

Do you agree with Finland’s choice of representative for Turin? What do you think about Vladana’s song. Tell us in the comments!

Montenegro: Vladana’s song “Breathe” will be release on March 4th!

A little while ago, through her personal Instagram account, Montenegro’s representative, Vladana Vučinić, announced that her song “Breathe” will be released on March 4th.

Vladana song

The song will be a dynamic ballad with a clear message, dedicated to Vladana’s mother. As Vladana said, the song is emotional, dynamic and melancholic. The composer of the song is Darko Dimitrov. We remind you that Montenegro will compete in the second half of the second semi-final, after an absence from the contest since 2019.

What do you think of Vladana’s upcoming song?

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Montenegro: “Breath” to be released on early March!

Every country is currently picking its representative for Turin, while in the meantime, Montenegro starts filming the video clip for “Breath” which is expected to be released on early March!

Indeed, this Monday the country’s representative Vladana will film the video clip in “secret location” with director the renowned Gojko Berkuljian and a team of young artists

The performer gave out some tips about the video that we are going to see in our screens. She said specifically :

“We decided to approach the topic a little differently and communicate it through visually strong metaphorical elements. Playing with surreal elements, we will focus on just ‘breathing’, thus communicating directly with the title of the song. We will treat it as a space that lacks air and where one cannot ‘breathe in.’ The whole ambience will act as if it is frozen in time, with people and things slowly levitating in that airless and weightless space. We aim to make these situations act like ordinary moments from life, which are abruptly stopped and never resume. Everything should act as if those moments from life that are trapped in time slowly begin to crumble, dissipate, erode, and our heroine will stop that state of progressive decay by breaking the vacuum and breathing life.”

After the country’s absence, they return to compete for a place in the final, which they have to get since 2015. That year the country was represented by Knez and the song “Adio“.

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