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The artist formerly known as D Moll, currently known as D Mol will represent Montenegro at Eurovision 2019. Read on to find out what we thought of their song ‘Heaven’.
Imagine if S Club 7 was conceived by christian fundamentalists. Right, are you picturing it? Okay now add in more Jesus loving and up the cheese factor until it sickens your stomach and you are half way towards describing D mol. The band made up of six members (handy because that’s the limit of people allowed on the Eurovision stage) and whose name is Montenegrin for D Minor will sing the song ‘Heaven’ in Tel Aviv.
‘Heaven’ is part ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’, part ‘High School Musical’, part rip my ears off why is this so awful?
There is a fiddle/accordion section in the middle that i can maybe get behind and if there was more of this folky/country vibe then they may actually be onto something. However this set piece while repeated a few times in the song, does not keep its momentum up enough to give us a proper decent folk song. Instead it meshes in and leans too heavily on the stylings synonymous with musical theatre and born again pop genres and as a result is unlistenable for the most part.
I have to give the Montenegrin Eurovision videographer team credit, they always manage to show case the beauty of their country in their music videos. This year is no different with the beautiful beaches, mountains and snowy fields all featuring, all breathtakingly beautiful. However, the cringe element comes back into the video when the band interact with each other. All dressed in white, the can be seen holding hands and running in the sand or later sitting around a fire, all the while their mentor Daniel Alibabic plays a stringed instrument like a proud father in the background. They are also at one point joined by a large group of people (I think a stretch to call them fans) who help them form a treble clef on the beach.
Their staging, if they stick to their Montevizija performance will see them sing with the (cheap looking) backdrop of the musical scale and by the end of the song, the group will arrange themselves to be musical notes on this. Not even Pete Waterman could get away with something that corny!