Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG has just announced that they have internally selected Rambo Amadeus to represent Montenegro in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest!
The General Director of Radio and Television Montenegro, Rade Vojvodić, who had the idea to select Rambo Amadeus, confirmed that the decision and the negotiations were successfully completed on Sunday. “Yes, we agreed”, said Vojvodić on Sunday night, confirming that the agreement and co-operation was secured with the musician. “He is a typical representative of the area. There is one important line that separates him from other musicians. It is that he is also popular throughout the former Yugoslavia, and even as an ambassador of UNICEF. All of this made him a great recommendation, and a great opportunity for the promotion of Montenegro as a state”, said Rade Vojvodić.
Montenegro has participated a total of three times in the Eurovision Song Contest after they debuted in 2007 and withdrew after the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Montenegro has not qualified to the final thus far.
Who is Rambo Amadeus?
Rambo Amadeus is the stage name of Montenegrin singer and songwriter Antonije Pušić, who is popular all over the former Yugoslavia. His songs are described to combine satirical lyrics on the nature of common people and silliness of local politics. Rambo Amadeus incorporates a mixture of musical styles in his music including jazz and Rock. His stage name comes from John Rambo and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He is often compared with other musicians including Frank Zappa or Captain Beefheart. To date, Rambo Amadeus has released 10 studio albums and three live albums.