Knez reveals his backing vocalists, starts rehearsing, and sends a message to ESCBubble
As we all know, Knez is representing Montenegro in this year’s Eurovision in Vienna, with the song “Adio” written by Zeljko Joksimovic. Knez is still doing his promo tours, and after visiting Amsterdam, Moscow and London for the preview parties, he is now ready for the final stage of his rehearsals for the Viennese stage.
Knez revealed to us that he will have five gorgeous girls with him on stage as his backing vocalists – Dunja Vujadinovic, Jelena Pajic, Lena Kuzmanovic, Ivana Vladovic, and Ksenija Knezevic.
Dunja Vujadinovic is no stranger to the Eurovision stage, as she was one of the backing vocalists for Moje 3, who represented Serbia back in 2013 with “Ljubav je svuda”, and wrote the English lyrics of that song as well. She has also collaborated with many stars in the Balkans, including Eurovision winner from 2007 – Marija Serifovic. Jelena Pajic worked in one of the most famous recording studios in New York – Quad, but her career started as a backing singer for Hari Mata Hari (who represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2006). Lena Kuzmanovic graduated playing the violin, and has been a member of the National Theatre Opera in Belgrade for nine years now. Ivana Vladovic is a professional backing vocalist for a decade now, and she’s worked with stars such as Severina (represented Croatia in Eurovision 2006), Toni Cetinski (represented Croatia in Eurovision 1994), and Marija Serifovic. Ksenija Knezevic is the youngest of the five backing vocalists, and she has competed to represent Serbia in 2013 as a member of the girl-group Sky’s, which came 5th.
Knez is now rehearsing in the Cultural Centre in Belgrade, with Marko Novakovic, who has Eurovision experience as the director of the performances of Zeljko Joksimovic for “Nije ljubav stvar” in 2012, and for Sergej Cetkovic’s “Moj svijet” last year in Copenhagen.
Knez also sent a special message to all of our readers, and you can watch it right here:
Also, give a listen to “Adio” once again right here: