May 16 / Second Rehearsal Montenegro: 200% Balkan!
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – If you’re a Balkan ballads addict, here is your yearly dose! The master of the genre, Serbian Željko Joksimović is behind the entry which is perfectly delivered by Montenegrin superstar Knez. No surprise there.
If you liked Serbia & Montenegro 2004, Serbia 2008, Serbia 2012 or even Montenegro 2014, you’ll vote for this one. It is indeed a great song that grows on most of us. Once again the staging is amazing, avoiding Balkan clichés. Nice lights, and mountainous shapes in the background, with a sea floor: a short version of beautiful Montenegro.
Knez is a true professional and his voice is flawless. The simplicity of the presentation really suits this ballad and underlines the enchanting melody. Knez, don’t say “Adio” too fast since you may well be on stage on May 23rd!