Eurovision fans were overjoyed this past fall when they heard that Croatia would be returning to this year’s contest in Stockholm, three years after their poor showing in Malmö caused them to withdraw. Fittingly, numerous rumors flew around about who would be recruited to set Croatia on the right track for their return. Among the most popular choices was The Voice Hrvatska winner Nina Kraljic. Now, according to 24 Sata, it seems the rumor has proven to be true: Nina is reportedly set to sign the contract to represent HRT and Croatia in Eurovision 2016!

Is Nina Kraljic the best option for Croatia in Eurovision 2016?

Nina has dreamed about this opportunity since childhood, and HRT’s opportunity to use her could not have been more convenient. Her internal selection is saving the broadcaster the cost of producing another edition of Dora (the traditional Croatian national selection), approximated at two million kuna (or around 260,000 euros). It is also believed that forgoing the national selection jury will prove beneficial, as their so-called expertise cost Croatia a ticket to the final in 2010 and 2011. Furthermore, Universal Music is teaming up with HRT to subsidise the cost and produce Nina a world-class entry.

This leaves only one question: does Nina Kraljic have what it takes for Croatia to qualify for the first time since 2009? She’s used to competing (she’s won her country’s largest singing television show, after all), and she has amazing pipes to match. We can only judge her based on her live performances on The Voice and her single “Zaljuljali Smo Svijet”, as she has been keeping her latest work secret for her debut album. However, Nina’s vocal capabilities are extremely impressive, as she does phenomenally well with darker, mystic, pop-rock pieces.

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cheesecake
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cheesecake

To be honest I’m still a bit sceptical but I’ll just wait for the song release.

Andriy Samets
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no, it’s a bad choice
Damir Kedžo very strong singer, winner of the 2016 new wave
Yesterday he presented a new song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFzlNzf_L3Y&feature=youtu.be

Alex
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Alex

YES. I hope she signs the contract. The song you folks linked is outstanding. I feel as though she could win Eurovision with a song similar to this one and just surprise everybody.

EUROFAN MEXICO
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SAY YAH TO NINA

MGR
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MGR

Eurovision is becoming a big scam and big flop

Rhino
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Rhino

She should represent Croatia. No doubt.

Paul D
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Paul D

Just heard that song of hers. wow Nina to Stockholm !

Sparrow
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Sparrow

oh the competition just got real! If her entry ends up anything like Zaljuljali Smo Svijet Croatia will dominate.

Paul D
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Paul D

This girl is really good, I think is the best option by far for Croatia, they can do really well this year

Hello hi
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Hello hi

Is she representing Hormone Replacement Treatment HRT

Drakula
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Drakula

Oh, “Zaljuljali Smo Svijet” is beyond amazing. I wish it could represent Croatia. Such a magical song with amazing vocals from Nina.

Michal
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Michal

Yaaaas pleeease