Nina Kraljic has finally released the official music video for “Lighthouse”. It avoids a nautical setting, and instead gives us sci-fi fantasy, with an earthy Nina communicating with her alien doppelgänger in the skies above.

The video debuted this morning on Croatian television. It has been directed by prolific Croatian music video director Filip Filkovic.

Nina Kraljic – “Lighthouse” (official video)

The sci-fi theme of the video reminds some fans of M I H A I’s “Paradisio” video, although with much higher production values and, it could be argued, a much more successful result. Others are reminded of the lyrics to “Laika” by the Hungry Hearts, though this time it’s a Croatian girl not a Soviet dog that’s in space.

The video takes place on a dark and stormy night. Rocking an edgy gothic look with a clear PVC raincoat, along with her trademark asymmetrical hair, Nina gazes up at the night sky, searching. She’s waiting for someone.

That someone is an alien Nina, floating in a space pod in the dark skies above. The cosmic Nina is dressed in white with swirly shapes shaved into her hair. She’s given an other-worldly look with bold stripes of white eye makeup.

But there’s trouble coming. Along with the rain, the authorities arrive. Nina obviously knows too much and they’ve come to take her away. Will earth Nina make contact with space Nina? You’ll have to watch to find out!

Nina is due to perform on Saturday at Eurovision in Concert, and then the following week at the London Eurovision Party. And we’ll be there reporting from both events!

What do you think about the “Lighthouse” video? Should Nina continue the sci-fi theme on stage in Stockholm? Share your thoughts below.

READ MORE ABOUT CROATIA’S SINGER NINA KRALJIC HERE

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Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Video is back up on youtube.
I like it. It might even be better than Mihai’s!

mio vision
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mio vision

Does anyone know the story? It seems the video has been pulled down everywhere.

Sarah
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Sarah

It works for me also. When i red somewhere that officially video for “Lighthouse” would be something completly different I knew that people would be divided. But, like Nina herself, video is very distinctive, mysterious and atmospheric. I think is beautiful. Nina and her team brought promo which is also really beautiful but realistic and this officially video which is very dark, spiritual and deep. Nina is a real revelation for me. I admire her so much.

P.S. The “Alien look” is brilliant!

Hillary Obama
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Hillary Obama

#Colin, because it’s bad. In fact, it’s embarrassingly amateurish.

Colin
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Colin

If that comforts you, it’s blocked in Croatia as well. I think it might have been pulled down, but I don’t know why.

mio vision
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mio vision

For me, this is a beautiful and effective video. It is subtle – focusing on only a brief but poignant moment in time.

Many of the popular Eurovision videos this year successfully dazzle with fast paced montages (in a familiar style for successful commercial music) and I enjoy them too.

This video for “Lighthouse” speaks to me on a deeper level, evoking a powerful sense of humanity and spirit: the belief in something greater than ourselves and expanding on the metaphor of the lighthouse to a light we carry within ourselves.

nomen est omen
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nomen est omen

Dear Nina, I really wish you achieve a great result with Lighthouse, possibly within the top 5, you’re a remarkable talent. Your voice is just amazing. And as a young woman you leave a strong impression, there’s a certain beauty about you that separates you from the rest of the Eurovision crowd. However, the video that you and your team have come up with falls short on every level. I’m sorry, it’s not working. It destroys your beautiful song. Next time, please avoid collaborating with teams or individuals who call themselves Anti-talent! While your surname tells one story, theirs tells… Read more »

Oh no!
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Oh no!

Everybody who hasn’t seen the video due to UMG censorship rules – be glad you haven’t. It’s that bad.

No Surprises Here
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No Surprises Here

Great song, horrible video! It looks and feels as if some amateur video-maker was playing with a half baked idea. The story is so underdeveloped that it’s painful to watch. I mean – what is the story anyway? Movements are too static, it feels very low budget, boring, too long.. All in all, there is “no light here to guide my way” out of this mess.

Alex
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Alex

Thanks oliverisamazing for the link that works.

Nice video, in my opinion. Just because the word is “lighthouse” doesn’t mean there has to be a lighthouse in the video. It’s used as a metaphor in the song, so no reason it shouldn’t be just a metaphor in the video too…

And a nice song, yes. I’ve grown to like it more over time, and I’m sure that it will be fantastic live and likely in the top 10.

Alex
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Alex

Blocked in US too…

oliverisamazing
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oliverisamazing

Well, at the end of the day, Europe hasn’t heard Zara’s budget b-side anyway and it’s only going to be the salty fans who hear the similarities. Next. Could you say Malta sounds like Running – Beyoncé/Naughty Boy? Could you say Russia = every other song he has released? No, you don’t say that. Instead, you focus on the 10 second snippet of the verse when it sounds like Zara Larson and then you go on a whole tangent throughout the fandom to discredit the song, singer, artist and songwriters. Grow the f up.

orange
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orange

Blocked in Bosnia too

JonathanUK
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JonathanUK

Blocked in UK. Great song though! 🙂

Josko
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Josko

Boring almost plagiat song with singer with 0 % charisma

Elemis
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Elemis

So dark and mysteryious…I love it! 😀 Ok, everyone’s talking about how great song is and how she sings brilliant, but am I the only one who finds her very pretty?! xD That alien look is so cool… She’s so interesting as an musician.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Well, that was unexpected, but not in a negative way. However, I’m not sure the plot of this video is a match for the song. Personally, I think they should stick with the stormy, nautical, lighthouse theme for the staging in Stockholm. This spaceship thing…no.

oooops
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oooops

Once again, blocked in Sweden

baby_blue
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baby_blue

@MikeSey78
i agree. some people needs to grow up.

this is a masterpiece with a beautiful message. whatever happens croatia is my true winner. outstanding song.

MikeSey78
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MikeSey78

I like Lighthouse cause is not generic song. It has a special kind of atmosphere that I’m drawn. Her vocals are beyond this world and the lyrics are beautifully written. The video has that dark tone which suits the song nicely… I read this comments (not just here) and it’s funny how some people can’t accept that musical taste is different than theirs. For example, this song is pretty much loved by people ’cause of all the right reasons. I personally don`t like songs from Spain, Russia and Malta, but I don’t have the urge to spam their youtube channels… Read more »

Ozzy
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Ozzy

Wow…I really didn’t expect that…but sure it works for me! The production is very good and I like the whole vibe… Nina is kind of an artist that isn’t afraid of taking risks and I admire that. Very interesting video for a beautiful song.

videofan
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videofan
melina
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melina

Henry , I agree with your comment about song.

Rey
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Rey

Nina is one of the most unique artists in Eurovision. This video proves that. Lighthouse <3

Peter
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Peter

Griffin=Noah ?

jurij
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jurij

I don t see Croatia in Top 15 in final, maybe even they stay in semifinal.

suede
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suede

Boring and ridicoulos video of boring song from Croatia.

Anfrers
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I’m from SPAIN, I don’t hear the similarities myself.

Hahaha
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Hahaha

Griffin

Maybe becuase you are from Croatia, you don’t hear the similarities with Zara Larsson song.

Noah
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Noah

I totally understand the hype about this song. “Lighthouse” is beautifully sang, brilliantly written piece of music with great production and this video clip is very unique. Just like Nina herself. Honestly, I`m a little surprised about the hype beacuse it`s not your typically eurovision pop song. It`s something completely different. Good luck, Nina! I`ll vote for you! 🙂

Griffin
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Griffin

Pfft, Zara Larsson my ass. I don’t hear the similarities (2)

Henry
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Henry

This song is really nothing special, it might even not qualify. It’s not bad but very forgettable and Nina has no charisma at all. (don’t wanna be rude about her but we all see it..) imo , this is one of the fanwanks wich is gonna flop hard..

Sarah
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Sarah

Overrated song by many wiwibloggs fans, and also overrated in betting odds, now on 12 place high on betting odds 3 place. This song don t deserve to be in TOP 15 in final , we have so many song better than this song from Croatia.

SLY
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SLY

I don`t think we will see this song in final!

pnr8555
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pnr8555

The real video will probably came up on her Vevo channel soon, probably NOT ON THE ESC channel

Siki
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Siki

I love it.

The light guiding our our way, keeping us safe when oceans rage, never to die or fade, is within us. We are our own lighthouses. We are enough. I love that this isn’t a love song, and I am glad that art is in 1st place for Nina. Then everything else.

silvester
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silvester

Do you see Sweden with a song similar to Matt Simons – ‘Catch and release’ in top 10 in final?

Did you see Sweden winning last year with a song similar to David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun?

fikri
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fikri

holy crap that video is good.

Yeeaaa
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Yeeaaa

Uncover is plagiasm of Rihanna Diamonds. What do you want Sweden haahah lol

Marc
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Marc

I don t see Croatia with this similar song of Zara in TOP 10 in final.

esc 2016
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esc 2016

@oliverisamazing thanks!!! <3
i really like this song and the video clip makes it…unique

whitewalker90
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whitewalker90

Yes, she should continue the sci-fi theme in the Stockholm because an “alien” Nina looks just amazing. Big like for a song, big like for an “alien” makeup but overall video is for me rather disappointing.

oliverisamazing
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oliverisamazing

Pfft, Zara Larsson my ass. I don’t hear the similarities.

JA SAM ZA PLES
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JA SAM ZA PLES

Pleas vote for Nina and Croatia

JA SAM ZA PLES
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JA SAM ZA PLES

Eurovision 2017 Zagreb Croatia

similarco
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similarco
Simeon
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Simeon

Boring song .

oliverisamazing
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oliverisamazing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o6QQGWd2cM&nohtml5=False link to the real video. quick! before they copyright it again!

Anton
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Anton

Miss mark.

SLY
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SLY

This video contains content from UMG, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.