Croatian broadcaster stops The Voice and raises Eurovision participation concerns

CROATIA – It was The Voice of Croatia winner who represented the country in the country’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest, a song which qualified Croatia to the final for the first time since 2009. It was reasonably assumed that this recipe will be used for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest but according to local press HRT is stopping The Voice of Croatia due to budget problems. It was the most expensive program of HRT and it seems that Football Cup and Olympic rights limited ... | read the full story here

August 18, 2016 8:49 pm // 0 Comments

Brand new single and video by Severina; Croatian star open to Eurovision return

Severina, the biggest Balkan star and Croatian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, has announced today her new single – “Silicones”. An infectious rhythm folk-club song will surely become big hit among fans of Eurovision, which have already expressed several times a desire that Severina represents Croatia again at the Eurovision Song Contest. “Silicones represent a metaphor for all the things women do to be perfect. This song is a joke, so do not take it ... | read the full story here

July 7, 2016 2:29 pm // 0 Comments

Croatia wins the 2016 Barbara Dex Award

A total of 2221 votes we’re cast in the week following the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Like last year, the visitors of the website chose a clear winner. Fifth place was for Bulgaria (140 votes) and fourth place went to Bosnia & Herzegovina with 127 votes. The third place was for Switzerland’s Rykka. Her performance, which gained 18th (and last) place in the 2nd semi-final and blue hair got a total of 201 votes. Second place was given to Jamie-Lee, the German contestant. Her Japanese ... | read the full story here

May 22, 2016 3:39 pm // 0 Comments

Croatia 2016: ‘Lighthouse’ cleared of plagiarism accusations

UPDATE: Croatian national broadcaster decided that the song is not subjected to any of the plagiarism accusations therefore is eligible to participate in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. ZAGREB, CROATIA – Croatian broadcaster HRT will meet this morning to discuss alleged plagiarism claims concerning its 2016 Eurovision entry ‘Lighthouse”, sung by Nina Kraljić. Pierre Bengtsson from the Swedish website “Pierre’s Schlager” recently suggested that parts of the ... | read the full story here

March 30, 2016 11:38 am // 1 Comment

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