The Montenegran National Final Monteviziija was held on Saturday with 5 artists all vying for the right to represent their country at Eurovision in Tel Aviv this year.
After a cover version of "Inje", last ear's entry and a montage of past Montenegran Eurovision entries, the show started.
1. D-moll - Heaven
The song opens with the group sitting posed on a backdrop of musical notation which makes quite an impact. There are six members of the group and all are dressed in black. The song is a mid-tempo feel good song. and is also in English, but the vocals are a bit undistinguished, however it's a nice change from the usual Balkan uptempo beat by a female singer.
3. Monika Knezovic -Nepogrjsivo
A very vibrant red stage and dry ice heralds the start of Monika's song. She is dressed in gold and has 2 female dancers backing her. The song starts off slow and then picks up tempo with a good beat. There's some playing of fake cellos by the backing dancers which I find a bit naff, but overall, Monika has good vocals.
2. Andrea Demirovic - Ja sam ti san
Red stage and fog rolling over the stage floor plus lazer lights directly behind Andrea. She is dressed in black and looks rather severe, plus she has a horned devil dancing with her! Rather a heavy electronic sound to this song but her vocals are good. Could do without the devil cavorting around her though as it distracts from what is a very powerful song that build to a climax.
4 Ivana Popovic Martinovic - Nevinost
Quite a stark stage accompanies the beginning of this song, and there are the obligatory (or so it seems) dancers twirling around in the background. Ivana is a rather severe looking blonde lady dressed in a cream trousersuit, and delivers her dramatic ballad with style and passion. The backing dancers seem to be taking over at one stage though and I find them distracting.
5. Nina Petkovic - Uzmi ili ostavi
Very dark and colourful stage of blues, reds and purples heralds the start of Nina's song. Brunette Nina is basicakky dressed in a black leotard with a white floaty tulle skirt. This is a rocky uptempo number and she gives it all she's got, slinking around on the stage whilst still keeping hold of her mike stand. Oh no, here comes a backing dancer! - this time a bare-chested man to interact with her. At the end of the song, he creeps up behind her and removes her tulle floaty skirt.
Now the 5 entrants have performed there was both a jury and public vote, and D-Moll and Ivana went to the Super Final, D-Moll eventually winning over Ivana by 17 points to 12. Andrea was 3rd with 7 points, and Nina and Monika tied for last place with 4 points each.
Congratulations to D-Moll and see you in Tel Aviv!