While hanging out with the Montenegrin delegation in the backstage area, Marko Novaković, a stage director and Boško Jakovljević, a costume designer have shown us the outfits, Knez and five female backing vocalists will be wearing and explained what’s going to happen on stage during the performance of this year’s Eurovision entry from Montenegro Adio.
"Considering that the song written by Željko Joksiković has some modern, but also some traditional, ethnic elements, the visual elements needs to follow the story of a song. What you will see during the performance on the LED floor and background is: the mountains, Adriatic sea, but also traditional Montenegrin dances", Marko Novaković explained. "All together it has a really strong emotion and energy. I would also say, that our stage performance looks elegant and artistic, like it did last year when we finally managed to qualify for the Final."
During the stage performance, Knez will be wearing an elegant black suit and the backing vocalists black wide-leg trousers with some green and beige parts. "But that’s not all. Girls will also have some jewellery designed by Montenegrin art designer, Katarina Zlajić".
In the meantime, everything is set for the first rehearsal in the Wiener Stadthalle. Last minute before the first sound check, we used to ask Knez about the song Adio. What makes this song different than other, Eurovision.tv asked. "Adio is an ambient song with some elements typical for the Balkans, not only from Montenegro. Everything is perfectly packed in a modern world ethno song. Still, my vocal interpretation, which is more related to jazz and soul melodies, gives it something unique and fascinating," Nenad Knežević Knez underlined.
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