Montenegro: Many Balkan stars to compete in Suncane Skale Festival

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 759 views

Many former Eurovision participants and Balkan stars will be competing at the forthcoming 2013 Suncane Skale Song Festival, scheduled to be held in Hercig Novi, Montenegro on 29 June.

Many former Balkan Eurovision participants from Serbia, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia and  Bosnia Herzegovina have taken part in this musical extravaganza throughout the years. We must also add all those artists who have competed in above mentioned countries’s Eurovision national selections ie: EMA, Beovizija, Beosong, Montevizija,DORA, Eursong etc.

The “Suncane Skale” Festival  (Sunny Steps Festival) is an annual music festival and  the biggest and most popular one in the Balkan Region. This is year it will take place for the 19th time in the city of Herceg Novi in Montenegro. Lots of ESC related artists will take part at the final on 29th June, ie Igor Cukrov (ESC Croatia 2009), Pamela Ramljak (ex-member of Feminnem BiH 2005 & Croatia 2010), Glenys Vargas & Kevin Ettiene (Glenys Vargas was the backing vocalist of Juliana Pasha in 2010) then from the National Finals, Ivana Banfic (Croatia), April (Slovenia), Saska Jankovic (Serbia), Martinovic (Serbia & Montenegro), Mave O’Rick (Switzerland) and others.

One of the favorites is Danijel Pavlovic from Serbia, participant of “Operacija Trijumf” and brother from Marija Serifovic, winner of the ESC 2007. He will perform the song 3 dana (3 days).

Another favorite to win the title “Summer Hit 2013” is Azerbaijan’s Ellyland. She will perform the song  Colorized which is composed by German composer Boris Fleck. Ellyland is also no stranger to the ESC community. She participated in the 2010 Azerbaijani Eurovision National Final with the song Up, up, which was composed by Azerbaijan’s top producer Isa Melikov, the manager & producer of Ell & Nikki.

Another singer who is tipped to win the event is Russian Telman. He will perform the song  Serdce popolam(Heart in half), which has all the  potential to be a summer hit this year.

You can listen to all  the competing songs in the festival here

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