Sunday, November 23, 2014

Montenegro - Adio - Knez

Digital release image
13 - 44 pts / 9  - 57 pts in semi 2

Montenegro entrant Knez (Nenad Knežević) was the first artist announced for the Vienna Eurovision Song Contest.

On Februari 18 it was announced that  Željko Joksimović is writing the song for Knez.
March 11: The song is titled Adio and is written by Željko Joksimović, Dejan Ivanovič and Marina Tucaković.

Knez may have been the first artist to be announced for Vienna but he was the last last to present his song.
Watch the video at's youtube.
The song is released through most digital sources.

1st 1 track promo
An early promo with 1-track audio and video was issued and used for promotion at the Amsterdam Eurovision In Concert event.
The promo used in Vienna also includes the French and English versions and the instrumental version.
French and English versions can be heard here at RTCG's Eurovision pages
A promo album The Magic Of balkan was also issued. It includes the Serbian original of Adio and other songs. It is not to be confused with Knez' 2012 album with the same titles.

Vienna promo
Some avid fans may remember Knez from his 2004 attempt to get to the Eurovision stage. His song Navika entered Beovizija, the selection for Serbia-Montenegro. He finsihed 17th.
Navika can be found on his 2005 album Vanilla.

Adio - Eurovision version
- on the official Vienna 2CD
Adio - French version
Adio - English version
- to be released, at RTGC website
Adio - Karaoke (Instrumental)
- on the official karaoke album, digital release
- all on 2nd promo cds.

Promo album
Sweden Digilistan top 60: 54, -

Two coverversions of Adio were recorded in Finnish. Both songs are Hyvästi which translates as Goodbye or, indeed, Adio.

The first one is recorded in 2015 and is by Aki Samuli and Susanna Heikki. This can be found on Samuli's album Tahdon (I do, Sony, also on CD) and also on Heikki's album Valoja (Lights, Sony, also on CD).
The second one from 2016 is by Kalle Jussila who released his version on the album Onnellinen Mies (A happy man). (digital release, don't know if there's a CD)
Special thanks to Immo for this.

Links and sources:
Knez FB
RTCG news and Eurovision pages
Željko Joksimović
Special thanks to Jean François.

Montenegro's recent Eurovision history:
2014 - Sergej Ćetković
2013 - Who See ft. Nina Žižić
2012 - Rambo Amadeus
No participation in 2010 and 2011
2009 - Andrea Demirovic

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