D-Moll are Tamara Vujacic, Mirela Ljumic, Ivana Obradovic, Rizo Feratovic, Zeljko Vukcevic and Emel Franca – six young and very talented vocalists. They attend the same music school, and their first ever song together – “Heaven”, has been selected as one of the five finalists of Montevizija, Montenegro’s selection show for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
We had a great pleasure to speak to the guys and girls of D-Moll, find out more about themselves and their music, their preparations for the show, as well as their views on the competition. Check out everything they told us right here:
Hi everyone! Thank you all for taking your time out to talk to us. For the start what can you tell us about your band, and your career so far?
Tamara: First of all, our band was established thanks to our mentor Danijel Alibabić, who came to the idea to form a band with the six of us, and give the band the same name as his music school we are attending – „M-moll“.
Mirela: We are all working really hard, and we have been improving our talents on a daily basis, and we feel that this is the right moment to show the results of all of our hard work.
How did you decide to enter a song to Montevizija this year?
Rizo: We were all daydreaming about representing our country in the biggest music competition in the world, but our mentor Danijel formed this group, and he basically made one part our dreams come true by entering our song to Montevizija, and now the rest depends on us.
What were your first reactions when you found out you were in the final five?
Ivana: That was a moment one remembers for the rest of their lives. To achieve such a success at such a young age is a huge thing for us. We were all very excited, and I think we were all shouting and screaming of happiness.
Who’s the team who worked on this song?
Emel: Dejan Božovic did the music and the arrangement, whilst Aleksandar Miličić wrote the lyrics in Montenegrin, and Adis Eminić in English. Our mentor Danijel Alibabić is behing the whole idea, as well as our professors Snežana Ćosović and Miloš Vojinović who are helping us with our preparations for the show. And of course, there’s also our lovely stylist, Olivera Čolović.
Did you all work together in the past as well?
Rizo: We are all really like a big happy family, as we get along well and we hang out privately as well. We all know each other for a long time, we attend the same music school, but this is going to be the first time that we will present ourselves to the public.
What can we expect from your entry?
Zeljko: Our song carries a strong message, and we believe it is a real breeze of fresh air in today’s music scene. It starts as a ballad, but as it goes on, it grows and becomes more dynamic.
How would you describe your song in three words?
Modern, quality, emotional.
Can you tell us how is your performance on the final night going to look like?
Rizo: The whole script for our performance has been already been done, but we won’t give anything away. You will have to watch Montevizija on the 9th of February, we will be the ones to open the show.
As you mentioned, Danijel Alibabic is your mentor, and he already has Eurovision experience, as he reporesented Serbia & Montenegro as part of No Name. Did he give you any advices in particular?
Tamara: We are truly proud and grateful that he stands by us. Danijel is first of all a great friend of ours. He gives his own maximum in order for us to improve and succeed, and we really appreciate that. He gives us lots of advices, praises, but remarks as well, all on a daily basis, so that we can do our very best.
Mirela: I also think that his experience will surely help us, and what he points out to us most of the time is to enjoy this whole thing, and be professional at all times.
Emel: We are aware that we are in the run to compete in the biggest music festival, and we all want to give our best.
Who would you say is your biggest competition to reach the victory in Montevizija?
Željko: The other four participants in Montevizija are all terrific singers. We can only say words of praise for all of them. We have a huge respect towards their work so far, and for theis successes on our local music scene.
Rizo: We want to wish the best of luck to all our colleagues, but we believe in ourselves, and I might not be modest, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we won, as we really want that to happen.
Why should you guys be the ones to win?
Ivana: Actions speak louder than words. Our performance will show how hard we worked on both the song and the staging, and we hope that we will be remembered.
Are you currently working on any other projects as well?
Emel: All of our free time and interests are now focused to perfecting our performance in this show.
Thank you all very much for your time once again, and we wish you the best of luck in Montevizija!
Give a listen to “Heaven” – the song that D-Moll are going to compete in Montevizija with:
If D-Moll are your personal favorites in this year’s Montevizija, make sure you cast your vote for them in our poll here: