The state of Eurovision 2020 has been uncertain and in constant flux over recent weeks. But, if there’s been one constant throughout, it’s that another artist will drop a revamp of their entry for the contest. Up next is Croatia’s Damir Kedžo, who has released a revamped version of his Eurovision song “Divlji Vjetre”.

Damir Kedžo won Dora 2020 at the end of February, giving him the right to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2020. His winning song, “Divlji Vjetre” (“Wild Winds”), has already hit number one on the Croatian chart.

But, to ensure that the entirety of Europe also gets behind the song, Kedžo has nipped and tucked elements of the track to make it smoother and more dynamic.

Damir Kedžo – “Divlji Vjetre” (Revamped Version)

“Divlji Vjetre”: Revamp vs Original

The differences between the original and revamped versions of “Divlji Vjetre” are very subtle. There hasn’t been a complete overhaul of the song. Instead, the changes that have been made have been done so in order to fine tune the track.

During the first verse, the periodic percussion and horn sounds have been intensified slightly. This gives the song more drama and intrigue right from the start, which will hopefully grab people’s attention.

Overall, the mixing of instrumentation and Kedžo’s vocals has been tweaked. There is now a better harmony between the two and the song flows more smoothly throughout the three minutes.

Many fans will be glad to know that the song remains entirely in Croatian. This will be the first time since 2013 that Croatia have sent a song solely in their native language.

Damir Kedžo – “Divlji Vjetre” (Original Version)

What do you think of the revamped version of “Divlji Vjetre”? Does it give Damir Kedžo a better chance for success at Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rui Barata
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I prefer the original version!

Lucas
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Lucas

Croatia my favvv <3

Anthony
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Anthony

Almost everyone likes it (even me!), wonder why tho…

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Mr Vanilla Bean

Not bad, definitely final-worthy. I particularly like that it’s just a normal song sung by a normal guy. I have been sorely missing *good* Balkan ballads at Eurovision, there should be one every year. Actually, I would love for this one to kick out quite a number of countries. It *should* be a definite qualifier.

Thanos
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Thanos

Amazing job Croatia. Even better than before (the first version was also amazing though). If Eurovision takes place and you qualify for the final (I am Greek, I can’t vote for you in the Semi), you can count on my vote!

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Love this song so much! I hope Croatia will qualified. Why is Semi 1 so tough…?

Moonstar
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Moonstar

Good song. I think the biggest strength of it will be the ladies in the chorus… if we can hear them a bit louder live at the contest, they will certainly give much more power to the song, like it happened with “Molitva”, which, in my humble opinion, won because of the backing singers’ strong impact! 🙂

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Loved the fan video on YT someone did for this. He has some other songs on there too that are very good.

Artyill
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Artyill

It is actually very good. I love it, it’s my 13th. Good luck beautiful Croatia (if Eurovision takes place)

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

This is the song that I think could pull off the upset and displace one of the ten “generally-accepted” qualifiers from SF1. I would love it to shock Australia or Malta!

Mufasa
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Mufasa

No one pay attention to this song. This could really be a dark horse this year!!

Hrvatska
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Hrvatska

This year’s Croatia is fantastic, it deserves the final, especially due to the voice of Damir and the returning Croatian language, I think this is a chance for a good result for Croatia, and by the way, Ursula, the head of the delegation, I hope that he will do everything possible to Croatia has achieved success at Eurovision

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Fingers crossed!

Irevision
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Irevision

I feel like I if this was Serbia’s song and not Croatia’s, it would be getting way more attention. Croatia is always dismissed and a afterthought. This is a great entry and deserves more respect. Love from Ireland

Jimmy Smit
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Jimmy Smit

I’m glad they’ve kept this song completely in Croatian. It’s good to be reminded of what a beautiful thing it is, after all the troubles, for us to hear singing again in Croatian. That’s also the beauty of Eurovision, bringing us together to sing, laugh and celebrate through and beyond adversity.

miskdisky
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miskdisky

Love it! Love it so much that I had to write that twice.

miskdisky
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miskdisky

Love it!

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Fun fact: This year 10 entries have gone through some kind of revamp (+ Italy is gonna get a shortened version). There were 10 revamps in 2019, 6 in 2018 and 6 in 2017.

Jimmy Smit
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Jimmy Smit

It’s the most fun fact I’ve heard so far today!
Thanks Skiwalko.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Sorry, I forgot, that “Prison” was also revamped. So that makes it an 11.
Breakdown by year
2020: ALB, ARM, CRO, CZE, FRA, ISR, MOL, ROM, SER, SLO, UKR
2019: ALB, FRA, GEO, HUN, LAT, LIT, MOL, MON, ROM
2018: ALB, BLR, AZE, MOL, MON, SMR, SWI, UK, UKR
2017: ALB, BLR, EST, FRA, GER, GRE, GEO, NMC, SLO, SWI, UK
I’m sorry for the mistakes, I have to work on my memory. I hope now everything is correct. 🙂

jack
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jack

no need to change something that its not broken. Daddy Damir slays

Kosey
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Kosey

I do like this track. I like the full-on masculinity of it.
I just wish they would change the chord progression right at the end of the chorus – I think it stalls the song right at a crucial time.
But I’m a fan of this, it certainly has a chance to qualify.