The surprise may be gone, but we’re still excited, y’all. Yesterday, Croatian broadcaster HRT left some not-too-subtle picture hints about their Eurovision 2018 act. Now, it’s confirmed: Franka will represent Croatia at Eurovision 2018!
The 25 year old singer will get her shot at Eurovision glory, having twice tried to represent the country before. We also know the name of her entry: “Crazy”!
Franka — S tobom
Franka has teamed up with veteran composer Branimir Mihaljevic on “Crazy”. Mijaljevic also penned the music for Croatia’s 2010 entry, “Lako je sve” by Femminem. Franka, meanwhile, takes responsibility for the lyrics.
The song is set to be released in the coming weeks. On the Eurosong website, Franka explains her long-time love of Eurovision: at two years old, she was singing along to Croatia’s 1994 entry, Tony Cetinski’s “Nek ti bude ljubav sva”. Young and talented, y’all!
Who is Franka?
A place at Eurovision 2018 would mark an incredible comeback year for Franka Batelic. At just 16 years old, Franka made her name winning the talent show Showtime in 2007. Amongst the judges of that contest was none other than Jacques Houdek.
Franka regularly released singles throughout the rest of the decade, including her attempts at Dora. Also in 2009, Franka won Ples sa zvijezdama, Croatia’s version of Dancing With the Stars.
But up until 2017, Franka seemed to have left the music industry. She’s come back in style though with her latest single, “S tobom“. The track charted at #3 in Croatia and has put her right back in the spotlight.
What do you think of Croatia’s selection? Do you think that Franka can bring Croatia to the final for the third year in a row? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.