Vladana Vučinić

Montenegrin singer (1986-)

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Vladana
Владана
Vladana in Montenegro.jpg
Born
Vladana Vučinić

(1986-07-18) 18 July 1986 (age 35)
NationalityMontenegrin
OccupationSinger
Years active2003–present
Children1

Vladana Vučinić (Montenegrin: Владана Вучинић [ʋlǎdana ʋǔtʃinitɕ]; born 18 July 1986), also known mononymously as Vladana, is a Montenegrin singer and songwriter. She will represent Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[1]

Life and career

Vladana showed interest in music at an early age as her grandfather, Boris Nizamovski was the Head of the Association of Stage Artists of North Macedonia and manager of the Macedonian ensemble Magnifico.[2] Vladana has a primary and secondary education in music, focusing on music theory and opera singing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the Montenegro’s State Faculty of Political Science.[2]

In 2003, Vladana made her television debut on a national karaoke show, and in the same year she released a debut single which was performed at Budva Mediterranean Festival in Budva, Montenegro.[3] On 3 March 2005, Vučinić participated in Montevizija 2005 with the song "Samo moj nikad njen".[4] She placed 18th and thus failed to advance into Evropesma-Europjesma 2005 held on 4 March 2005.[5] The following year, in 2006, she participated in Montevizija 2006 as a duet Bojana Nenezić with the song "Željna".[6] Placed 11th Vučinić and Nenezić advanced into Evropesma-Europjesma 2006 where they placed 15th in the final.[7] Later that year, Vučinić performed her song "Kapije od zlata" at the newcomers section of the music festival Sunčane skale.[8]

Vučinić released her first video for the single "Kao miris kokosa", directed by Montenegrin director Nikola Vukčević, which became at that time the most-aired video in Montenegro.[8] In 2007 she continued working with Vukčević and released her second video, for the single "Poljubac kao doručak".[9]

In late 2009, Vučinić recorded and released her first single in English, "Bad Girls Need Love Too".[8] A year later, in November 2010, an animated video for the song "Sinner City" was released as a prelude to her first English language album.[3] Vučinić self-released her debut album titled Sinner City on 13 December 2010.[2]

Vladana is the first solo performer from Montenegro broadcast on the regional MTV station MTV Adria.[10]

She launched an online fashion magazine called Chiwelook (Čiviluk) based on editorials with fashion designers from Montenegro.[10] As a founder and editor in chief, she contributed to the magazine through columns and interviews about fashion with different figures in music, culture and politics.[10]

On 4 January 2022, it was announced that she had been selected by the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG to represent Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.[11] A day later, on 5 January 2022, it was announced that her Eurovision entry will be titled "Breathe" and performed in English.[12]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
Sinner City

Singles

Title Year Album
"Ostaćeš mi vječna ljubav" 2003 Non-album singles
"Noć" 2004
"Samo moj nikad njen" 2005
"Nježna"
(with Bojana Nenezić)
2006
"Kao miris kokosa"
"Kapije od zlata"
"Poljubac kao doručak" 2007
"Bad Girls Need Love Too" 2009 Sinner City
"Sinner City" 2010
"Breathe" 2022 Non-album single

References

  1. ^ "Montenegro: Vladana for Turin 🇲🇪". Eurovision.tv. 4 January 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Carter, William (6 January 2022). "Montenegro: Five Things to Know About Vladana Vučinić". escunited.com. Retrieved 7 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b Ćetković, Kristina (8 February 2015). "Vladana Vučinić, pjevačica: Piperka u zemlji slatkiša". Portal Analitika (in Montenegrin). Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  4. ^ Borodin, Alexander (2 February 2005). "Montevizija 2005: 24 singers selected in Montenegro". esctoday.com. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Borodin, Alexander (3 March 2005). "No Name wins Montevizija 2005". esctoday.com. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Gudim, Laura (21 January 2005). "No Name Back at Montevizija 2006". esctoday.com. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Serbia & Montenegro: Evropesma 2006". eurovisionworld.com. 11 March 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ a b c Ryan, Tom (4 January 2022). "Vladana to represent Montenegro at Eurovision 2022". ESCXTRA. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Vladana va reprezenta Muntenegru la Eurovision!". TVR (in Romanian). 4 January 2022. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  10. ^ a b c "Vladana Vučinić: U Chiwelooku sam pronašla mir, ali nijesam završila sa muzikom". CDM (in Montenegrin). 3 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  11. ^ Mamsikashvili, Rezo (4 January 2022). ""My cure for Europe and for the world" — Montenegro's Vladana wants to help you heal with her Eurovision 2022 song". wiwibloggs. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Zogović, Mirela (5 January 2022). "Pjesmu "Breath/Unforgivable" izvešće na engleskom jeziku" (in Montenegrin). RTCG. Retrieved 5 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
Preceded by Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBD
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