If you ever wanted a new screensaver, then Croatia might have you covered. We’ve been loving Nina Kraljic and her song “Lighthouse” since it was revealed a couple of weeks ago, but the song has so far been missing a music video. With the EBU requiring something from the Croatian team, they’ve finally delivered something, at least.

WATCH: Nina Kraljic – Lighthouse

It’s hard to deny there’s a huge amount of beauty in this video and there’s some really stunning shots. The time-lapse of storms around the coast do actually link in very well with the lyrics of the song too. The eponymous lighthouse itself makes an appearance too. We wouldn’t be surprised at all if this might also be part of Nina’s LED screens during her performance in Stockholm too, so it at least gives us an idea of what to expect there.

Unfortunately, this is a video for a song in the Eurovision Song Contest, not the Shipping Forecast. It really does strike you as something that was thrown together at the last minute to appease the EBU and present something. Comparing it with Nina’s music video for “Zaljuljali Smo Svijet“, for example, shows that Nina can certainly do the natural beauty theme with herself included. Colour us a little bit disappointed.

Of course, Nina and her team do seem to have something up their sleeve. A post on her Facebook states that this is a “promo video” and that another video is coming in April. In 2012, Ivi Adamou released a promo clip and then the actual video for “La La Love”, so there is a precedent.

What do you think of the video for “Lighthouse”? Are you a bit underwhelmed, or do you think the simplicity of the video lets the song shine through more? Let us know in the comments section below or through our Twitter page.

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Do it Once - Do Right!
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Do it Once - Do Right!

Chris, i think you are absolutely right. In fact, I’d go even further and say the video (call it preview or whatever) is totally wrong for this tune. What’s so special about Nina’s song is that inner, mysterious beauty that works almost on a level of healing; even conciliating. Nina’s singing (lyrics too) kinda creeps into your soul. It re-connects you with something deep within yourself. Hence, that healing sensation, a feeling of an inner strength that gives you hope. The current video works against it. Yeah, the images are stunningly beautiful. They could easily appear in some Croatian tourist… Read more »

David Who
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David Who

I wonder if this is a blooper, and this is in fact the backing graphic display for the live performance sent in error. Oops? It’s still an okay song though, just sort out those chorus lyrics and it’ll be fine. I know i can find your-or-or-or-or-orrrr [insert lyric!].

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Is she afraid to show her face or something?

Rock Me
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Rock Me

@marie:
absoultely agree!

dora
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dora

Nisam znao da je Nina pevala na vojnoj paradi u cast 20 godina Oluje.

Elyk
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Elyk

Top 10

marie
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marie

this is much much much better than Russia.I don’t understand why russia is ranking first not this one!

Donna
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Donna

I will be disappointed if the video does not make it to Nina’s LED visuals for her Eurovision performance.

Deniz
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Deniz

My personal winner this year obviously! I LOVE the song and the scenes are beautiful. In Stockholm i will wave Croatia’s flag. Best wishes from Turkey!

Rona's Hair
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Rona's Hair

MGR is gone? Yas. No more adolescent whining about Samir and Viktor.

esc-russia
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esc-russia

It’s a great song but Nina is going to shock everyone and change their minds when she starts singing live. That is her best feature and she has the right song to show it. I actually think this could win

Thiefo
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My first reaction was “Where is Nina?” I was expecting to see her in it and was slighly disappointed. However after watching it entirely I started to like it, it’s majestic and I think enhaces the feeling of the song. So I’ll still be waiting for a second video with Nina in it, but at the moment, I’m also liking this, the imagery is gorgeous!

Mei International
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Mei International

DEAR WIWIBLOGGS WHY DONT YOU BAN MGR ???? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

cwwesc
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cwwesc

For those who “don’t understand the hype about this song” — it’s called different taste in music. Some people like it, some not. I PERSONALLY love it. I’m from Croatia and we never release a good song for ESC so this is a great opportunity for us.I don’t like other songs but i am not going to trash them in the comments.
Go love your songs but stop trying to throw shade on others.

Henry
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Henry

Who cares if this is the Oficial video or not. It all depends on the performance on stage, that is what it’s all about. By the way i don’t understand the hype this song gets, it’s nothing special imo.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

I just wonder what they needed extra time for? Why wait until today to release THIS? I mean, it’s nice, but…

marc
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marc

For me this song is so overrated on beting odds on 3 rd positin for win. There are so many better song than this like song from Malta, Estonia,Latvia, France,Ukraine,Serbia, Armenia.

BAN_MGR
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BAN_MGR

MGR what’s going wrong with you?!
STOP SPAMMING!!!!

2016
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2016

Too much overrated … really not a special song!

bbb
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bbb
Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

What a beautiful country!!! I wouldn’t mind going to Zagreb for my first ever Eurovision!

Luis Fuster
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VISIT CROATIA

Mana
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Mana

Chris – it’s only promo video. If you don’t believe, check Nina’s Facebook page. She writes this: “Check out the promo-video for “Lighthouse” – official video is coming beginning of April.”

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

The thumbnail for the video has OFFICIAL VIDEO stamped across it. Too subtle for some?
If we all will it to be a promotional video maybe it will be transformed.

@EugeneESCUK
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This is referred to as a “preview” video, but it is nevertheless the “official ESC video”. Any country can release as many videos as they like, but it is not a good strategy. Usually Delegations go with one main video to show how popular it is, (or not.)

manu
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manu

A mediados de abril? joder esta que va a hacer un video o la trilogia del señor de los anillos? cuanta fantasmada.

DenizNL
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DenizNL

It is sad seeing top 43’s without the official video.

pppesc
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pppesc
Rock Me
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Rock Me

The video is beautiful but not the official music video, we need to wait some more time for that! Anyway, I love it!

Croboy
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Croboy

Dear Chris, it stands since forever that this is a promotional video. The real one is coming in April, as Nina and the whole Croatian ESC team said already. So it’s not that she can, but that she WILL release it. Is there one article on this website where one cannot find mistakes and disinformation?

mart
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mart

Its my exact winner this year! 12 points from Azerbaijan<3 LET THE LIGHTHOUSE PAVE THE WAY! ZAGREB 2017! <3<3

pppesc
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pppesc

You should edit your post, this is not the official video.
This is a preview video which they had to send so that all the songs have a video on their channel.
Nina Kralji? has said on Facebook that the official video will be released in early April.

Croboy
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Croboy

It’s a promo video, not an official one. As if you have your facts straight, and yet your headline reads ‘official’.
Nevertheless, a very nice video for a gorgeous song. Hopefully a winner! 🙂

Sam
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Sam

I’m just glad there’s a video that plays in the US!

cwwesc
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cwwesc

This is not the official video for Lighthouse.
The ESC channel needs a video so they sent this, but the official video(featuring Nina) will be released in the beggining of April 🙂

Sasha
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Sasha

This is not a offical video it s a preview video…offical one is coming at the beginning of april…