HRT, the Croatian national television has presented the 2013 Croatian entry Mizerja today in a special press conference in Zagreb.
Earlier today during the press conference the name of the Klapa s Mora (former Super Klapa) ensemble was revealed along with the 2013 Croatian entry Mizerja. The mp3 of the Croatian entry is available for downloading on HRT’s official website
The press conference was held at the HRT headquarters in Zagreb and was moderated by Mr. Aleksandar Kostadinov (Head of Croatian Delegation).
Klapa s Mora will be having a tight schedule today as they will be having two more presentations of their Eurovision entry: on HRT 1, show “8.kat”, where the klapa will sing Mizerja at 18.15 CET, and at a humanitarian concert at 20.15 CET (HRT 1) where the Klapa s Mora will perform their entry for the first time live in front of an audience.
Live version from press conference
The Klapa s Mora ensemble consists of:
- First tenor – Marko Škugor, from klapa Kampanel
- Second tenor – Ante Galić, from klapa Sinj
- First baritone – Nikša Antica, from klapa Kampanel
- Second baritone – Leon Bataljaku, from klapa Crikvenica
- Bass – Ivica Vlaić, from klapa Sebenico
- Bass – Bojan Kavedžija, from klapa Grdelin
Maestro Mojmir Čačija selected the lucky artists and he is responsible for the vocal arrangement. Producer Nikša Bratoš, along with Dragan Brnas, made the arrangement of the song.
HRT, the Croatian national broadcaster, confirmed to esctoday.com last January that a special HRT jury selected the 2013 Croatian entry, titled Mizerja (Misery or Sadness). The song is composed by Goran Topolovac, who hails from Duga Resa.
Croatia debuted at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with Put’s Don’t ever cry. The country is yet to win the contest and their best placing at Europe’s favourite television show was in 1996 with Majda Blagdan and in 1999 with Doris Dragovic, achieving a 4th placing.