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Croatia 2017: Jacques Houdek tipped by local press for Kyiv

CROATIA – Croatian singer Jacques Houdek is expected to be selected as his country’s representative for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Houdek has attempted to represent Croatia at the contest six times by taking part in the former national selection Dora. His last attempt was in 2011 when he was runner up in the national final. According to media reports, broadcaster HRT is leaning towards sending the 35-year-old singer to Ukraine, however, officially the network says it ... | read the full story here

November 3, 2016 10:49 am // 0 Comments

EBU urges Croatian government to protect HRT’s independence

EBU.CH REPORTS – The EBU has reiterated the importance of independence for its Croatian Member HRT in the run up to the parliamentary elections in September. An international media freedom mission to Croatia, led by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) and including representatives from the EBU, has highlighted government interference at the public service broadcaster as a key challenge to media freedom and media independence in Croatia. A report, published by the group this ... | read the full story here

September 22, 2016 4:20 pm // 0 Comments

First in Junior Eurovision 2003, first in New Wave 2016; Dino congratulations!

CROATIA – Dino Jelusic was the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest winner back in 2003 and now Dino is back to the spotlight with another huge success as he was announced as the winner of the 2016 edition of New Wave in Sochi, Russia. Along with his Italian fellow participant Walter Ricci, they shared the first place in the event. The members of the jury that gave the trophy to Dino were: Philip Kirkorov, Ani Lorak, Melatze, Dimitris Kontopoulos and the 2005, 2012 Russian, 2016 ... | read the full story here

September 10, 2016 6:19 pm // 0 Comments

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

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