Winner of the 14th Music Festival Budva Is young Montenegrin musician Stefan Filipovic who got the total of 131 points. Music and text for the winning song Nebo i more (The sky and the sea) were written by Dragan Brajovic Braja, while the arrangement was done by Dejan Abadic.
I am very pleased, I didn’t expect to win. I knew that the song was very good and that I will be somewhere in the top, but it turned out that I won by a mile. After the festival I will have some rest here in Budva, and then I will go back to old obligations, faculty – said obviously very excited Stefan, to whom this is his third appearance on Budva festival. When he was in Budva festival for the first time he got the award for a debutant, while last year with the song “Secer i voce” (Sugar and fruit) he won the second place.
Out of six attempts three wins. I have used the time well. I am glad because of Stefan who is one of the most talented singers in these areas and he has a great future in front of him. He is a guy who I am most seriously counting on if we continue to cooperate – said the author of the winning song Dragan Brajovic Braja.
This year’s festival has most famous author name, but also young singers whom I liked – he added.
The second place with the song “Pet na jedan” (Five on one) and 105 points won a team made of 5 girls called “Beauty Queens”, and only four points less had group “No Name” which with the song “Postelja od leda” (Sheets made of ice) was third.
We were imposed a feeling that we will eb among the first four. Until that happens, a man doesn’t know what to expect. Second place is wonderful and we are very satisfied. The most important thing is that five of us appeared even after Helsinki – said Sanja Bogosavljevic, a member of the group “Beauty Queens”. About the maximal number of points which they got from Marija Serifovic, one of the members of the jury she says:
It is true that Marija loves us, but she is very objective and realistic. I will ask her was she bias, but I don’t think so. She doesn’t like false things, she is a just Scorpio. Even beside the damage which was caused to them by publishing a wrong song on CD group No Name is satisfied with third place.
We are especially glad because for the first time we have won a reward for interpreting and because of the fact that the accredited journalists voted for us – said Danijel Alibabic.
Manager of the band No Name Sabrija Vulic says that he doesn’t know what kind of measure will he take because of what happened, but he also said that he is very satisfied with what they achieved.
The reward for the best text was given to Vladimir Grajic for the song “Delirijum” (Delirium), the best arrangement was made by Aleksandar Banjac and Marko Milic for the song “Kao skitnica” (Like a vagabond) by Slavko Milovanovic, while Nena Lakovic, the author of the song “Kljuc od ljubavi” (Key of love) got the award for the Mediterranean sound. Best debutant this year was Mirjana Aleksic, and a permanent participant of Music festival Budva Igor Vukiojevic, who this year appeared in Budva for the fifth time in a row, the organizer, even though that was not planned gave him a reward for creativity.
Marija Serifovic who entertained the audience in front of the Old town with her hits while the jury was making the decision to whom they should give points also got a special reward.
During the first two nights of the festival which will remain remembered by the number of the accredited press, in front of the bulwarks of the Old Town there weren’t so many people in the audience, but the finale was seen by a great number of music funs.
This is a TV festival, so the audience in front of the stage is not the most important audience. Probably the reason of less attendance is the fact that’s season still hasn’t started and that a great number of tourists came from abroad – that was the explanation of Raka Maric general producer.
FADDY ENDED UP IN E.R.
Our representative on this year’s Eurovision contest Stevan Faddy didn’t perform as a guest on concert of Marija Serifovic, as it was planned. Yesterday when he came to Budva in order to have a tone rehearsal Stevan got sick and fainted on the street. He was immediately taken to E.R. where he was treated.
It is obvious that he ate something and got poisoned – said for “Vijesti” singer’s father, Stevan Faddy senior who added that the young musician has received and infusion and that he was not able to sing that night.
CAR FOR HIS WIFE
This is not the first time that Braja has won a car on Budva festival. Two years ago when Tijana Dapcevic won with the song “Sve je isto samo njega nema” (Evrything is the same only he is gone) he got one car.
Last car I gave to my father, and this citroen goes to my wife, and of on some other festival I win another car I will leave it for myself – says Brajovic.
MARIJA WITH MARKO
Famous Montenegrin model Marija Vujovic came to the festival to give support to her boyfriend Marko Vukcevic, who sang a song “Ja priznajem sve” (I admit everything). In difference to the previous performance, which she was seeing from the audience, in the final she made a performance. Namely, in the middle of the song Marija came on the stage, kissed Marko in the neck and left the stage.
Of course it means a lot to me that she was with me all the time. I am very happy because of that – said Marko.
PROBLEMS AT THE AIRPORT
Winner of this year’s Eurovision contest Marija Serifovic had a small problem when she was heading for Budva. Namely, on a ticket she had a wrong number of the exit and while she was waiting the airplane left without her from another place. As there were no available seats in following flights Marija waited on the airport for two hours, but luckily the heads of Montenegro airlines in cooperation with the organizers of the festival managed to find her a seat so that Marija could make it to Budva.
MADZGALJ SHOOK HANDS
This year’s festival was visited by a great number of famous persons among which are ex football player and sport director of football club Buducnost Anto Drobnjak, then actors Dragan Marinkovic Maca, and Andrija Milosevic, singers Anja Masanovic, Goran Pejovic Gula, and Nikola Rokvic, as well as vice president of DPS Svetozar Marovic.
Last night was also attended by the member of the group Flamingosi Marinko Madzgalj. He used the opportunity when he met with the members of the group No Name, after the affair on Eurosong last year, to shake hands with the vocal soloist of No Name Danijel Alibabic and to congratulate him..