Croatia 2018 🇭🇷 how did Twitter welcome Franka’s Eurovision entry?
CROATIA – No one can doubt that Franka is one of the most beautiful Eurovision participants in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with sparkling eyes and also amazing voice. Franka Batelić was born on June 7, 1992 in Rijeka, Croatia, the daughter of Ingrid and Damir Batelić. Batelić has a younger brother named Nikola who is the guitarist of the Labin-based band “Storm”. Batelić began singing at age three, initially singing as a soloist with the “Minicantanti” choir and also sang in the church choir of St. Andrew Catholic parish in Rabac.
After finishing high school, Batelić spent several semesters at the Berklee College of Music, and later enrolled at the Zagreb School of Law.
Batelić auditioned for the first series of Showtime in 2007, singing “Come saprei” by Giorgia for judges Jacques Houdek, Ivana Husar and Boris Banović. Batelić defeated Marijo Ponjavić, Mijo Lešina and Artemija Stanić to win the competition on 22 December 2007, receiving the highest amount of casted televotes in the final. As a prize for winning, Batelić signed a recording contract with the record label Hit Records. Batelić’s winner single “Ovaj daj” was released officially on November 14 2007.
Batelić’s second single, “Ruža u kamenu”, produced and written by Miro Buljan, Boris Đurđević and Neno Ninčević, was released in May 2008 in Croatia. It was performed at the “12th Croatian Radio Festival” in Opatija where it won the Public’s Award in the Pop/Rock category by receiving the most televotes. Later that year “Ruža u kamenu” was chosen to represent Croatia at the 2008 OGAE Song Contest, an audio event organized by a network of 42 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs and won the contest.
“Pjesma za kraj” was released as Batelić’s third single in January 2009. The song was recorded for the Croatian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 where it finished 7th with a total of 18 points. In December 2009, Batelić and her dance partner Ištvan Varga won the 4th season of Ples sa zvijezdama, the Croatian version of Dancing with the Stars.
On November 27, 2017, Batelić confirmed via social media that she will release her comeback single “S tobom” on December 4, 2017. The song was first played on Nives Čanović’s 385 Show on Narodni radio on 4 December with Batelić interviewed live. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Sandra Mihaljević and Igor Ivanović and premiered on RTL Televizija’s HR Top show on 10 December 2017. It was announced on 13 February 2018 that Batelić will represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with the song “Crazy”.
Twitter seems to ahem welcomed the song with more enthusiasm as it should in my opinion. The song is definitely not bad and could bee a good radio hit even internationally. But unless she manages to dazzle me on stage with something mystic, magical and spectacular I don’t personally see a reason to vote for it. The reason for my view on the song is that the song is strong in the beginning butt when you expect to have a powerful chorus that gets you somewhere you don’t get it.
In any case this seems to be the views of the betting offices as Croatia remained 17th when the song announced and 12 hours after it’s release as noticed when this post was written. But in order to avoid moaning from the fans I have to emphasise, it’s not a bad song at all. Its just misses something for my taste.
But we have to remember, everything can change when the final stage presentation takes place in Lisbon and personally I wish they happily surprise me.
— Eurovision Philippines (@EurovisionPH) March 7, 2018
this is to good to believe is made by Croatians in Croatia and that is sing by Franka Batelić- Impossiblehttps://t.co/4Galo3HTpt
— sonjajakovljevflash (@sjboxoffice) March 6, 2018
— Dr. necim (@manboy18) March 6, 2018
Franka Batelic, a croatian singer! She’s going to the Eurovision with this song this year and hopefully she’s gonna win because this is slayage!
— adrian (@harmonyswhore) March 6, 2018
🇭🇷 FIRST REACTION: Wow! I wasn't expecting such a masterpiece from Franka! Absoultey magical and amazing! Straight in as my number 1 at the moment! I could go on for days saying why this is amazing, but just listen for yourself. AWESOME! 🇭🇷 @FrankaBatelic
— Worldvisionews.com (@Worldvisionews) March 6, 2018
The Croatian entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest just got released, and I'm in love? I got nothing but good things to say about miss Franka Batelić, she's a smart, beautiful, talented, driven, lovely creature & vocal supporter of gay rights herehttps://t.co/WZ8xUf7OO2
— You did well, Jonghyun 🦋 (@Sangkyunism) March 6, 2018
Franka Batelić just gave me life with her song for #Eurovision"crazy" just gave me life
— Kesha Croatia (@keshacroatia) March 6, 2018
this country might be a whole trainwreck but miss franka batelić gave us the best eurovision song we've had in the last 10 years and sis only released 30 seconds of it! she's coming for us all, we really aren't ready
— base line enthusiast (@liabilitylove) February 27, 2018
— Dr. necim (@manboy18) February 26, 2018