How can a current entrant go deeper into the Eurovision world? Performing older Eurovision hits could be the way! Yesterday saw the 2018 Croatian participant Franka Batelić perform a medley of beloved songs that have written history in the contest, having finished in top positions with high scores.
A Fairytale of… Euphoria?
Invited to the show of the famous Croatian TV and radio presenter Dalibor Petko, Franka talked about her preparations before taking to the stage in Lisbon and with her characteristic voice sang several of the most well-known Eurovision songs of the recent years. These were Fairytale by Alexander Rybak (Norway 2009), Euphoria by Loreen (Sweden 2012), Molitva by Marija Šerifović (Serbia 2007), Hard rock hallelujah by Lordi (Finland 2006) and Rock me baby by group Riva (Yugoslavia’s 1989 winning entry).
Below you may enjoy Franka’s medley. Which song suits her better?
Franka Batelić at Eurovision
In mid-February, the Croatian national broadcaster HRT announced that they had internally chosen the successful artist Franka Batelić to follow in the footsteps of Jacques Houdek and represent them at the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Following the release of a snippet from her Eurovision entry Crazy, the track’s full version was unveiled on 6 March, accompanied by its music video. Crazy is penned by Franka herself and the acclaimed Croatian musician Branimir Mihaljević.
Croatia will be competing 12th at the first semi-final evening on 8 May. The 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.