A month ago, Vladana’s 2022 Eurovision entry for Montenegro premiered. Montenegro is back at Eurovision for the first time since 2019, sitting out the last two years for financial reasons. Nevertheless, this year’s Montenegrin Eurovision entry also has an Italian orchestral version, called Respira, which also got a music video, directed by Gojko Berkuljan, who also directed the main music video. The lyrics for “Respira” were written by Nataša Latković, and the arrangement for the orchestra was made by Aleksandar Saša Tamindžić.
Take a look at the video of ‘Respira’ below:
Italian version of ‘Breathe‘ is also availble to stream on Spotify:
Who is Vladana?
Born in Titograd (now Podgorica) in 1985, Vladana Vučinić grew up in a musical family and, unsurprisingly, showed interest in music at a young age. She went on to study music theory and opera singing before graduating with a degree in journalism, which has come in handy as she is now editor in chief of her own online fashion magazine, Chiwelook (Čiviluk).
This isn’t Vladana’s first kick at the Eurovision can. She participated in Montevizija in 2005 and 2006, placing 18th and 15th, respectively. She has also participated in the Budva Mediterranean Festival and in the newcomers’ section of the Sunčane skale Music Festival.
She released her first single in English in 2009, entitled “Bad Girls Need Love Too” before releasing her first English-language album in December 2010.
On 4th January 2022, it was announced that she had been selected by RTCG to represent Montenegro at Eurovision in Turin in May 2022. The next day, the title of her song was announced.