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Meet Vladana, Montenegro representative in Eurovision 2022

This year Montenegro has chosen Vladana as its representative on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin next May with the song “Breathe”. But who is Vladana? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about Montenegro’s singer for Eurovision 2022.

About Vladana

Vladana Vučinić is 35 years old and was born in Podgorica on 18 July 1986. She is not the only one in her family in show business, as her grandfather was the director of the Association of Performing Artists in North Macedonia. Since she was a child her passion led her to study music and she also plays the piano and the guitar. Parallel to her musical education, she also graduated in Journalism at the Faculty of Political Science of the State of Montenegro and, since 2015, she entered the world of fashion with the publication of her digital fashion magazine, Čiviluk.

Vladana’s career as a professional singer started when she was 17 years old with the release of her first single in 2003, titled “Ostaces mi vjena ljubav”, and in 2004, her second single came under the name of “Noc”, which was a big hit in Montenegro. In 2010 she released her first and only full-length album in English, “Sinner City”.

Her dream to participate in Eurovision is not new and she already tried it during 2005 and 2006 competing in the Montenegrin pre-selection, Montevizija, where she tried to qualify to compete in Europjesma, a format that served as a pre-selection of Serbia and Montenegro to select their representative for Eurovision as a single country together. Now in 2022 and 16 years after her first attempts, she will finally be able to step on the European stage of the world’s biggest music event.

“Breathe” is the song that Vladana has written to represent Montenegro at Eurovision 2022 and with which she hopes to win the country’s third final at the contest since it has participated independently. “Breathe” is an integrated ballad in English that narrates a family tragedy in the first person. The artist herself has defined it as an emotional, powerful and melancholic hymn. The lyrics remind us that the pain of any fatality will eventually pass and encourage us to breathe to fight for our lives and move forward in the face of any adversity.

Lyrics

Breathe

The pain will go away they say
And the clouds fall
You’ll keep the things to feel their smell
Just to make you warm

No, nothing feels the same
The fear won’t leave you anyway

The battle for the life
Is bigger than you know
To act so selfishly is unforgivable
The air is what they need
Air is what they breathe
They’ll die without it
It’s unforgivable
[Post-Chorus]
Breathe, breathe
Fight for your life
Breathe, breathe

Go to sleep and dream that we
We will be reborn
Our souls will find themselves again
In the sweat of the storm

No, nothing feels the same
The fear won’t leave you anyway

The battle for the life
Is bigger than you know
To act so selfishly is unforgivable
The air is what they need
The air is what they breathe
They’ll die without it
It’s unforgivable
The air is what they need
The air is what they breathe
They’ll die without it
It’s unforgivable

Unforgivable, forgivable
Nothing would feel the same
Unforgivable, forgivable
We can’t lose them
Have to save them
It’s unforgivable
Breathe, breathe
Fight for your life
You better breathe

The air is what they need
The air is what they breathe
They’ll die without it
It’s unforgivable

Breathe

Montenegro in Eurovision

Montenegro entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2007. Previously the country entered the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia and as part of Serbia and Montenegro. The name Montenegro means “Black Mountain” and the capital city is Podgorica.

Montenegro qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2014 and repeated this success in 2015 where the country also scored its best ever placing, 13th, with Knez’s Adio.

The 2005 entrants from Serbia and Montenegro, No Name, were from Montenegro, as were the 1983 and 1984 entrants for Yugoslavia. No Name finished seventh in the 2005 Grand Final.

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