As we all know, Andrea Demirović is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, as she represented Montenegro back in 2009 in Moscow with “Just Get Out Of My Life”. She is back again this year, and she is one of the five finalists of Montevizija 2019, with the song “Ja sam ti san”.
Montevizija is going to take place this coming Saturday, so ahead of the show we had a great pleasure to chat with Andrea, and find out more about her song and the story behind it, her preparations for the show, as well as her views on the competition. Check out everything she told us right here:
Hello Andrea! Thank you for taking your time out for doing this interview with us. All Eurovision fans know who you are, and remember your performance in Moscow. What memories does that Eurovision bring back to you?
First of all, thank you for your interest in talking to me! It is unbelievable that 10 years have already passed since my performance in Eurovision in Moscow, and even more that fans still love “Just Get Out Of My Life”. I have wonderful memories of that performance, however one can always do everything better. When I watch back that performance I am happy, because I know that I gave my very best at the time.
Have you been following Eurovision since then?
I watch Eurovision the same way I did it until 2009 as well. I can’t say that I watch all performances in all three shows, but I always watch the Final, and I always pay special attention to the artists representing Montenegro.
How did you decide to enter Montevizija this year?
I wasn’t planning to enter Montevizija, but I received this song which definitely deserves attention. A team of composers contacted me and asked whether I would sing their song, and as soon as I heard I knew that this is it. We decided to enter it for Montevizija, and I’m very happy that we managed to make it to the top five.
Who is this team of composers?
Michael James Down, Primož Poglajen and Adam Featherstone worked on the demo version of the song. I wrote the lyrics, and this time I decided that I will sing in Montenegrin, because it’s very important for me to know that the public in Montenegro and in the region will like it. One more producer from England joined the team for the final version of the song, but we keep his name a secret so far.
Did you all work together already in the past?
No, this is the first time we are working together, but I have heard some other songs of theirs which I really liked, so I plan on continuing this collaboration with them for my upcoming album as well.
What can we expect from your entry in Montevizija? And how would you describe “Ja sam ti san” in three words?
“Ja sam ti san” is a modern electronic song, and it’s something completely different to everything Montenegro ever sent to Eurovision. I believe that people will find it refreshing, and that people who normally like MTV hits will like it. And I would say that my song is provocative, dark, and dynamic 😉
Can you tell us more about your upcoming performance, how is everything going to look like on stage?
The team I work together with will make sure that the performance is not boring at all. Zoran Marković Zonjo (a very well known stage director in Montenegro) has a fantastic idea for the performance as well as for the music video which we will shoot, whether we win Montevizija or not. He also has Eurovision experience, as he directed the video clip and the Eurovision performance of Who See and Nina Žižić in 2013. They were widely accepted, and the public loved their fresh and modern song “Igranka”. Our very talented stylist Lazar Ilić will be in charge of my outfit, and he is creating a dress which is in line with my performance.
Who do you think is your biggest competition to win Montevizija?
I don’t think of it that way, we are all supporting each other. And I hope each and every one of us will have a very successful performance, and that the best song will win. And whoever ends up winning, I will root for them with all my heart this coming May.
Why should you be the one to win and to represent Montenegro in Israel?
With one Eurovision experience already behind me, with my singing maturity and the creative team that supports me, I believe that I have higher chances to qualify for the Final now, than I did in 2009.
Are you currently working on any other projects apart from Montevizija?
Right now my main focus is Montevizija and the promotion of the song. After this I will work on the video clip for “Ja sam ti san”, as well as one other song which I have recorded earlier.
Thank you very much for your time and for chatting with us Andrea, and we wish you the best of luck in Montevizija on Saturday!
Thank you so much! And greetings from Montenegro to all readers of ESCBubble!
Give a listen to “Ja sam ti san” – the song which Andrea Demirović is going to compete in Montevizija with:
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