One of the few countries that were still to release their Eurovision entry was Croatia. The wait is now over! Listen to Nina Kraljić’s Eurovision entry ”Lighthouse”, below!
The song has been written by Andreas Grass and Nikola Paryla, who were also behind the Austrian entry Shine in Malmö 2013.
Nina rose to fame when she became the winner of The Voice of Croatia in 2015. Since then, the 22 year-old singer has achieved three nominations in the Porin awards and the opportunity to represent Croatia in the biggest TV show, the Eurovision Song Contest. After winning The Voice, she signed a contract with Universal Music which will be in charge of producing her Eurovision entry and debut album to be released in the upcoming months.
”From my participation I expect first of all a good performance, and I hope that the efforts will pay off. The most important part for me is to represent Croatia in the best light.” Nina declared. “My song will be in my style, with a modern twist.” added.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS BY HER TEAM ON HER ANNOUNCEMENT
“It’s a big honour for me that after two years of absence from the Eurovision Song Contest, it is Nina Kraljić, last year’s winner of The Voice, who will represent us”, Croatian Head of Delegation Željko Mesar states. “She will compete in the First Semi-Final and we believe in her success and her trust that she can qualify for the Final on 14 May and sing in front of 200 million TV viewers. Her song will be very interesting, tailored to Nina’s voice, and she will represent us in the best possible way, which only she can do.”
Nina Meden from Universal Music Croatia adds: “We are currently recording her debut album, which will not only include her first single Zaljuljali smo svijet but also her song for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.”
Nina will perform this song in the first half of the first semifinal on the 10th of May in Stockholm’s Globe Arena. Do you like Croatian come-back bid? Do you think it will do better and qualify to the final after Klapa S Mora’s unfortunate result in Malmö?
Tell us your impressions and stay tuned!