She’s one of the bookies favourites, and yesterday Nina Kraljic finally justified her odds with her first television performance of her Eurovision song “Lighthouse”.

While on a promo visit to neighbouring Serbia, Nina delivered a delicate but powerful vocal display on morning television.

The young Croatian diva might have been only performing in the corner of a television studio, but she owned the stage, and showed off the vocal talent that took her to victory on The Voice of Croatia.

Wearing a charcoal grey suit with an on-trend turquoise choker necklace, Nina brought seapunk realness with her blue hair, perfectly complementing the nautical theme of the song.

Since she was named as Croatia’s representative for Stockholm, Nina has been keeping very busy. Earlier in the month she was awarded New Artist of the Year at Croatia’s prestigious Porin Music Awards.

Nina Kraljic, Lighthouse, music video, posterNina has also filmed a music video for “Lighthouse”, following on from the official lyric video released earlier in March. The video has been directed by prolific Croatian music video director Filip Filkovic.

A teaser poster looks like a scenario out of a Doctor Who episode, with a sci-fi style lighthouse mysteriously hovering above planet Earth.

And with such an experienced director behind the video, we’re going to assume it will be far more successful sci-fi adventure than M I H A I’s disastrous “Paradisio” video.

There’s no release date yet for the video, but Nina is promising more details will be coming “soon”.

What do you think of Nina’s live performance? And what what will her mysterious music video deliver? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

Read more about Croatia’s singer Nina Kraljic here

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Noah
Noah
4 years ago

Hands down the most beautiful voice this year… I can`t believe this is live performance. She`s fantastic!!!!

GermanQR
GermanQR
4 years ago

Excellent performance. Lyrics are too embarrassing to listen to.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
4 years ago

That was terrible in every way. Not that she can do much with such a bland, boring song.
It might be a little for interesting if Nina didn’t just stand there, clutching the microphone.
Her blue hair is the only thing that is not mundane about this entry.

Bijou
Bijou
4 years ago

Someone wrote on the youtube: “. . . This is not one of those classic Eurovision pop songs that you sell on weekly pop charts, this song has some kind of art in it . . .” I totally agree. “Lighthouse” is atmosferic, yet subtle piece of art and the song itself is very hard to perform. Big kudos to Nina for excellent performance of “Lighthouse” in such awkward conditions and it was nine o’clock in the morning. Come on, people?! What more do you want from the “Early Morning TV show”?! I really like her. She`s a different kind… Read more »

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

I didn’t care much for this entry before I heard this performance. The studio version kills off some of the personality in her voice – one of the audio engineers seems to have overprocessed her delicate vibrato. She really kicks ass live though. Go Nina!

Unfortunately, Croatia has suddenly dropped like a stone in the betting odds, all the way out of the top 10… if it’s because of this performance, that’s just dumb. She will rock the live show.

Nitzan
Nitzan
4 years ago

What vocals! She is a spectacular vocalist and this song is just plain magic. If this is what it looks and sounds like in a talk show, one can only imagine how wonderful it could be on an ESC stage. Definitely top10 material.

Goodgone
Goodgone
4 years ago

I’m sorry but she disappointed me, she really did :S

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

She sings well but she really needs to come across as a true artist and on this video I just get the feeling of a very bland karaoke singer.

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from the Internet:
4 years ago

The Croatian song, as it is, and the whole entry are too overrated by bookies at the moment. It is maybe nice singing, but not a strong voice and not a strong charisma to steal attention of a large audience (like 10 000 people). The song also maybe is nice, but completely ordinary by itself. It can pass through into the final – but only because of consolidated Balkans voting; and the entry surely won’t reach high place there. I can’t say that her voice wasn’t nice at that live performance, but when she’s singing she gives the impression that… Read more »

Kjetil H
Kjetil H
4 years ago

All right but a bit stationary, but I suppose that’s expected from such a demanding song to sing. Reminds me a bit of Denmark’s Simone which ultimately failed 🙁 hope she colors her hair white again, anything but that blue thingy.

erko gell
erko gell
4 years ago

Nice song, extremely boring to watch life…I do not see her in the top 10.
My Top 3 right now is:
1. spain
2. france
3. latvia

NoScoped
NoScoped
4 years ago

It Sounded A Bit Off During Parts Of The Song But It Was In The Morning So But Other Than That She Sounded Awesome

Julian
Julian
4 years ago

Better than I expected, to be honest; it’s actually very good; I have to change my rankings :). I also love the fact that she was asked by and performed for Serbian television. I usually hate these Eurovision-themes, but if this isn’t building bridges, then what is…?

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
4 years ago

Must improve, I like her song, but video is better than live….. hope she will nail it on huge stage. If singing this way, it´s nice, but not catching.

Anton
Anton
4 years ago

Well, to me this live version is quite odd. I start to thing that beautiful clip adds more to this song than she herself and her voice. Definitely not my favourite now.

sonic0201
sonic0201
4 years ago

Nice song, good voice, I’ve been waiting to see a live version.
It remains a question mark for me. She needs to bring more energy/charisma into her performance.

Yeeaaa
Yeeaaa
4 years ago

Nina just said it that She will go with stronger version of “Lighthouse” On stage she with her will be only back vocals and She will dress from Croatian designer.
She is preparating a lot for live performance.

And she give comment about Zara and Uncover. She said that every musician who knows anything about music will not say that this is plagiarism. Why? Simple.

Song needs to have 4 same notes in row to be plagiarism, and Lighouse has only 1 similar note with Uncover. So NO this is not plagiarism.

Mich
Mich
4 years ago

Oh my God! What voice! So powerful! This should win! Croatia comes with everything!!!

KayR
KayR
4 years ago

OMG… It was cleared! Stop saying this is plagiarism.

Thales
Thales
4 years ago

I usually don’t like videos of artists singing at morning, because usually our voice is different when we wake up.
Estonia always do that during the Eesti Laul (you can see a lot of videos of the national selection singers presenting at morning weeks before the contest).
But Nina’s voice is incredible. It surprised me how it sounds exactly the studio version. She’s a great performer and the song is inspiring.
Croatia definitely is in my top 3 of this year’s competition.

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

“Nina brought seapunk realness with her blue hair, perfectly complementing the nautical theme of the song.” Really Robin?

Image is part of the Package and so important in the ESC. The wrong image can lose you votes. A unique voice yes and she is singing but there is no real performance and it does not connect. Each time a song is performed it really needs to reel you in now, and this one does not for me. I can only see Croatia continue to drift in the betting.

Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane
4 years ago

Wait, what? This is nine o’clock in the morning and she sounds like that?!? :O Breathtaking… So delicate and gentle, but yet so emotional and powerfull… Brilliant, just brilliant!

Gav
Gav
4 years ago

i thought that was fairly amazing.

Hugh
Hugh
4 years ago

Either she is the world’s best lipsyncher or that was genuinely live – and if it was genuinely live… geez. I’ve been lukewarm about this song, but what a live performance we’ll get in May!

Pollaski
Pollaski
4 years ago

Definitely in my top half.

Her voice reminds me so much of Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries. Sans the Irish accent, of course. Overall a very strong song.

Magda
Magda
4 years ago

Sorry but in 2.25″ second she starts shouting and quality is low…and i dont agree with the rest of comments but this song is boring and lack of passion. In addition to this, she doesnt move any part of her body and doesnt take risks, just controls her pure voice. Definitely its a song forma being played at a church or used as an ambient music. Too overrated!!!!

Elm
Elm
4 years ago

Uncover by Zara Larrson..

Rey
Rey
4 years ago

Dear lord…that was beautiful. She made me cry. Dear Nina, thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
4 years ago

She’ll surely get a 12 on the jury from at least:
Slovenia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia
F.Y.R. of Macedonia
And Montenegro
On televoting she’ll at least get a 12 from:
Slovenia
And Serbia.
She is my 4th favourite ATM, but I only have my full top after I see the rehearsals and this could easily go to my number 1. She needs to completely change her image though!!!!!!

André
André
4 years ago

Sometimes, Eurovision performances with backing vocals seem unnecessary, but Nina need them for the choruses. She is already amazing, but this will make the sound more complete. Congratulations, Croatia, for the memorable comeback!

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

Sing and slay

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

Yes, There are some parts which have the same exact notes than “Uncover” (start of the chorus specially).
I think Nina lacks of charisma as well, I can’t see this reaching top 5 in may, maybe top 10 with a good staging and all the support from their neighbors.

Magda
Magda
4 years ago

Dont like it at all. .. boring. … during the song I was waiting for a passion moment and I found it. Good Luck anyway!

Omar - Mexico
Omar - Mexico
4 years ago

A M A Z I N G

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Tidy up the image, put on some decent staging and you have the makings of a winner. Seriously, closing my eyes and listening to it….goosebumps!

Yeeaaa
Yeeaaa
4 years ago

@gkgg @V stop replaying to your self buhaahhahaah.
#Zagreb2017

Esc Phanie
Esc Phanie
4 years ago

Bahhh¡¡ same people always criticazing¡¡ Nina sings amazingly and she deserves the grand final and a really good place in the final, song is amazing and not plagiarism XD¡¡, very deserved good place in the bookies¡¡ Black is black and white is white sirs, dont come here to detracting Nina’s talent. Good luck Croatia and kisses from Spain:)?

Kfir
Kfir
4 years ago

Now I’m sure that she is my fav this year!

gkgg
gkgg
4 years ago

@V

I have the same opinion; Lighthouse sounds like Uncover. I’m happy to hear it from someone else. I really like this song, but everytime I hear it, can’t stop thinking how similar are both songs. It cannot be denied.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

And here it is where all goes downfall for me … making sure Serbia gives them those 12 in a Balkan tradition of exchanging top scores as if Yugoslavia was still alive and giving itself points … and I am not even going to dwell on this topic as far as Soviet countries are concerned … it’s sickening that they only look at their own belly button and don’t pay attention to music regardless geo-cultural-political proximity.

oliverisamazing
oliverisamazing
4 years ago

@V

How? I don’t hear it at all. The verses have some really small similarities, but the chorus is totally different.

sokyratis
sokyratis
4 years ago

During the verses, I thought she was lip-syncing cause it was way too on point, but she was a little pitchy during the choruses, which sure needs some improvement, but is promising if she sings this well. People need to stop heralding this as a winning song (not that it can’t win) but this is from Croatia, a qualification to the final would be impressive – and seems likely. Anything more than that is icing on the cake And lastly, I dont know why every time this song gets an article someone has to comment about the cheapness of Russia.… Read more »

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

@V – shut up already.

David Guetta wants his song back. Matt Simons, as well.

V
V
4 years ago

Her song is a plagiarism of Zara Larsson’s Uncover.

Ron Kavaler
Editor
4 years ago

She’s so good live!
The only things that are missing: LED video wall, floor smoke, echo, lights, camera work and staging 🙂

Yeeaaa
Yeeaaa
4 years ago

She sound amazing but She need to work more to be perfect, but still the best voice and winning song, for this year.

oliverisamazing
oliverisamazing
4 years ago

Wow. Just wow. I can’t wait for better quality lives. Even in a ex-yugoslavian tv station she still sounds amazing!

esc 2016
esc 2016
4 years ago

she need some work but her voice is amzing…. personally I think that NINA worth the trophy….by far

Eurofan
Eurofan
4 years ago

Europe wake up and leave Russia, this need to WIN ! #ZAGREB017

Joseph
Joseph
4 years ago

She must score high in Stockholm. LIGHTHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!