Montenegro 2018 🇲🇪 second rehearsal: balkan ballad with hopes to appeal
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
MONTENEGRO – Our Balkan ballad of the year. Even if you don’t understand the Montenegrin lyrics, the song remains sad but powerful like a broken heart, highlighted by the blue of the lights and Vladimir’s elegant backup singers adding the “music is feeling” element so talked about at Eurovision since, 2017. Betting odds are not optimistic, though, but if this entry qualifies you will make a hell of a gain.
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ESCKAZ.COM: The staging and song are very traditional and Inje is the only real Balkan ballad in this year’s lineup. However, there’s also Serbia with a slightly more uptempo ethnic entry – would there be place in the final for both of them this year?
ESCBUBBLE.COM: A good song. Very Eastern European sounding. Just not sure if this is strong enough to qualify.
ESCXTRA.COM: The vocals are very solid from Benjamin. The chorus has lost power in comparison to the Melodifestivalen performance due to the removal of the backing track vocals. Benjamin and the backing singers focus on singing the higher vocal line which means the lower vocal line is given less attention and resulting in less depth in the chorus. However, for the first time viewer, this will have no effect.
EUROVOIX.COM: The monochrome aesthetics work well as a palette cleanser after a number of vibrant visually stimulating performances. Another vocally strong run.