More details have emerged about the gown Nina Kraljic will wear on stage in Stockholm. Created by acclaimed Croatian designer Juraj Zigman, the extravagant dress will light up and is so heavy that it needs to be lifted when Nina walks.
Going with the theme of the song lyrics, the dress will light up, turning Nina into her own couture lighthouse. Making the dress took a lot of work, with a team of five people taking two and a half weeks to create it – and Zigman says there are still a few last-minute adjustments to be made.
The dress is so heavy that Nina’s backing vocalists have been drafted in to help out. Like bridesmaids, they’ll hold the dress while Nina walks to stage.
And this dress isn’t getting crammed in anyone’s suitcase – it’s been sent to Stockholm special delivery. When Nina arrives at the Globe, she’ll wear it with silver sequinned shoes designed by Croatian cobbler Ivan Ledenko.
Juraj Zigman also designed the dress Nina has worn at recent live events, including Eurovision In Concert:
But it’s not just about the frock. In a recent acoustic performance, Nina sounded in top form, delivering a stripped back performance of “Lighthouse”.
Accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, Nina demonstrated both the power of her song and her vocals, and justified Croatia’s favourable odds to qualify from the first semi-final.
And don’t forget that Nina will be part of the inaugural #WiwiJam. She’ll be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm on 11 May, kicking off a 6pm.
Also on the bill will be Barei, Suzy, the Hungry Hearts featuring Lisa Dillan and Greta Salóme – as well as even more amazing musical guests we can’t wait to share with you! Admission is free, but due to overwhelming interest, you’ll need a ticket to enter, so get your ticket here.