A veteran of 10 albums, Montenegrin Knez is one of the older participants in this year’s contest and will offer for consideration his strong ballad 'Adio' delivered in his native tongue. After successfully qualifying for the final at last year’s contest with a male-led ballad in local language, Montenegro appear to not be messing with a potentially winning formula. Knez’s entry builds to a satisfying crescendo and the Montenegrin language is beautiful when entwined with traditional instruments. An admirable effort in a year dominated by stripped back ballads, duets and teenagers.
4 Questions with Knez
What are three interesting aspects about your entry?
Emotion, tradition, faith.
What are three impressive facts about you?
Good friend, honest and brave.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
Faith in yourself as the best routine.
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?
The Eurovision Song Contest means a lot to me because it connects people through music and music is my life and the language of the universe. There is no country in Europe where I didn't perform for people from Balkan region, so now I want to sing for everybody.