Montenegro: Swedish team-up as Slavko Kalezić records Space

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It’s been a hectic few months for Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezić; following the announcement that the singer would represent his country at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Kalezić has been busy working with his team in Stockholm in the production of his Eurovision entry for Kyiv.

Last week saw Montenegro’s 2017 Eurovision representative Slavko Kalezić fly to Stockholm in order to work on his entry for the upcoming Kyiv-hosted competition.

Recording at the Art Ery studio in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, Kalezić worked together with Stefan Örn, Jovan Radomir and Johan Kronlund on his Eurovision 2017 entry Space, finalising the vocals on the soon-to-be-released track.

Örn is no stranger to Eurovision, having previously produced a total of 4 Azerbaijani entries for the competition; Drip drop (2010), Running scared (2011), When the music dies (2012) and Start a fire (2014).

Recording goes to plan in Stockholm

Momčilo Zeković, the author of the Montenegrin entry Space, spoke of the recent recording:

I am very pleased with how everything went. I think we had real good fortune to work in the studio with top-notch professionals and as such everything that was expected to Slavko was completed in less than two days.

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Kalezić working on his Eurovision 2017 entry in Stockholm.

Kalezić went on to speak of his Swedish-recording experience:

It was a great experience. I am enthusiastic and full of positive energy, not just for the fact we did a great job, but also because our hosts were delighted with the song that will be presented in Kyiv in May.

The producers and composers behind the entry expressed their delight at working with the Montenegrin artist over the past number of days. Radomir revealed:

Slavko was brilliant and a true professional who sang all the vocals we asked for at ease. We will do an excellent composition. It is our honour to help present Montenegro this year in the best possible light in Ukraine and to collaborate with Slavko and Zeković.

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Montenegrin production team working hard on “Space”.

Space is expected to be unveiled in the first half of March, with more work to be done from now until the release date. An official reveal date is expected to be given in due course.

Montenegro will compete in the first half of the first semi-final on the 9 May, competing for a place in the final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on the 13 May.

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