A donkey on stage for Montenegro!

A donkey on stage for Montenegro!
Rambo Amadeus. Source: Andres Putting (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

Montenegro was the first country to take the stage on the first day of rehearsals. Before the team started to rehearse, Rambo Amadeus spoke to Eurovision.tv.

Before starting their rehearsal, the Montenegrin delegation was waiting backstage, and Rambo Amadeus was training his voice. Our most important question to him was if the donkey that was the "star" of the preview video will it also be on stage during the First Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. "Yes, we will have it on stage today", Rambo Amadeus confirmed.

Talking about the idea behind the song and the stage performance, the Head of Press of the Montenegrin delegation, Sabrija Vulić, said: "We want to change Eurovision."

On stage, Rambo Amadeus still performed in casual clothes today. He played an electronic guitar and he was accompanied by backing artists playing guitars and a drum kit. And, of course, the donkey he described to us before was part of the stage act too, but it was not a real one, as this would be a breach of the Eurovision Song Contest rules. Instead there was a wooden donkey mock-up with wheels!

On the LED screens in the stage background, colourful and fast changing pictures and numbers were shown. Two backing dancers were also on stage, displaying red banners with parts of the lyrics of the song written on them.

In the press conference, the Head of Press of the Montenegrin delegation, Sabrija Vulić, first introduced the team and said that he was happy that Montenegro was back in the Eurovision Song Contest after two years of absence. Rambo Amadeus was still hiding under the press conference table at first, but then appeared to gave a short statement himself: "Hello. Thank you."

A journalist then asked what was the significance of the Trojan Horse on stage. Rambo Amadeus explained that it was not a Trojan Horse, but a Trojan Donkey, which was not as important in history, but it should be given a chance too.

A Polish journalist asked Rambo Amadeus if there was a political meaning in the lyrics of his song. He explained that it was not his intention to express a political message, but just the story of a simple man, and that "Europe" was also the name of a Greek goddess. "We are a bit neurotic about the big changes that are going on in the world right now. There is a post-industrial informatic revolution going on, and we have to ask ourselves and others a lot of questions right now."


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  • Posted on 18 May 2012 at 13:57
    maybe the best thing that could happen to eurosong EVER!!!
    to those who do not have the capacity to understand, i hope it will influence on the sub-conscious level. Rambo-Care-prodaj-im-cigare! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 23:38
    So this is going to open this year. No wonder people lose interest.
    Against modern belief there are good/strong/quality songs (e.g. Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Spain, Albania, ...).
    I wonder which is the worst of the whole year: this of The Social Network Song? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 16:36
    I got only one rule: Always stay cool like a swimming pool! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 13:15
    WTF?

    Is this superb, subtile sarcasm or is it just so that they don't have a clue what they are doing?

    Have fun anyway.... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 09:23
    "I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him." © "First Blood" movie ;)

    Song about today's Europe...
    Good luck! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 22:15
    Really? People actually chose this? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 16:04
    Is this even a SONG? O_O Are you sure? I nominate this for the worst ESC entry ever!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 15:42
    Absolute, impressive, indisputable !Montenegro and Rambo Amadeus something actual and genuine in this post-imitative world. Hope at this time auditory will be brainy and bravery!!! Bst rgds HN SAVINA report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 01:25
    Euro Neuro I like it report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 00:07
    A bit arrogant Sabrija Vulić, isn't it? Change Eurovision...towards what. No surprise if Montenegro delegation returns home being the last of this semifinal. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 21:25
    Terrible song, ugly singer, carnιval presentation.
    A big Zero. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 18:51
    Do they want to change or destroy Eurovision?

    Sorry I don't understand the song - if I don't understand it I can't vote for it. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 18:21
    I agree that this song is different, something special, but I think that Montenegro will not go in the final. This is not a song for Eurovision. But good luck anyway report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 17:20
    I love this song - so strange, magnificent and diffrerent from others. Bravo Montenegro :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 17:10
    Ohh..Not A Real Donkey, Haha (Silly Me). I Hate The Montenegrin Entry This Year & Kinda Explains Why They Havn't Been Involved Much. I Hate The Song, Dont Understand Him..Dont Like The Lyrics & For Me Its Not Really What ~I~ Class As A Song. But They Are Very Creative, And That May Win Them Votes. But At The End Of The Day, Its A ~SONG~ Contest.. So It Would Be Ridiculous If They Made It Past The Semi-Final Because It Would Be So Unfair To Entries Who Deserve A Place In The Final! Sorry Montenegro, But Thats A Definite NO! report to the moderator