Vladana Vučinić, also known as Vladana, is a Montenegrin singer and songwriter.
Vladana has a primary and secondary music education, focused on music theory and opera singing. She graduated in journalism from the State Faculty of Political Science of Montenegro.
In 2003, Vladana made her television debut on a national karaoke show In the same year she released her debut single „Ostaćeš mi vječna ljubav”, which was performed at the Budva Mediterranean Festival in Budva, Montenegro. In 2005, she participated in Montevizija 2005 with the song “Samo moj nikad njena”. She took 18th place and thus failed to qualify for Evropesma – Europjesma 2005, the Serbian & Montenegrin national final for the Eurovision Song Contest. This time, she reached the Evropesma – Europjesma final and became 15th there. Later that year, Vladana performed her song “Kapije od zlata” in the section of newcomers to the Suncane Skala music festival.
Vladana released her first video for the single “Kao miris kokosa”, directed by Montenegrin director Nikola Vukčević, which became the most-broadcast video in Montenegro at the time. In 2007, she continued her collaboration with Vukčević and released his second single “Poljubac kao doručak”.
At the end of 2009, Vućinić recorded and released her first single in English, “Bad Girls Need Love Too”. A year later, in November 2010, an animated video for the song “Sinner City” was released as an introduction to her first album in English. In december 2010 Vučinić released her debut album “Sinner City”.
Vladana is the first solo performer from Montenegro to be broadcast on the regional MTV station MTV Adria.
She launched an online fashion magazine called Čiviluk, based on an editorial with fashion designers from Montenegro. As the founder and editor-in-chief, she contributed to the magazine through columns and fashion interviews with various personalities from music, culture and politics.
On January 4, 2022, it was announced that she had been chosen by the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG to represent Montenegro at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. A day later, on January 5, 2022, it was announced that her song at Eurovision would be called “Breathe”. Unfortunately, Vladana didn’t manage to reach the final with the song.
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