Albina Croatia Eurovision 2021 Tick Tock

Eurovision 2021 is less than a month away, bringing together 39 countries from all around Europe. The list of participating countries includes four of the former Yugoslav republics.

We asked you which of these countries has the best entry at Eurovision 2021. Our readers turned up in great numbers, casting 5,447 votes. In the end, you sent a clear message in the form of a clear winner.

Albina’s “Tick-Tock” is the best entry from the former Yugoslavia at Eurovision 2021

According to our readers, this one’s a no-brainer. Croatia’s Albina secured over half of all votes cast, with 2,964 votes (54.42%). Croatia is hoping that the pop banger can take it to a Eurovision final for the first time since 2017. Our readers certainly think that Albina is in with a chance. Albina is the only artist in this group who was not due to represent her country in 2020. She has certainly made her presence felt in 2021.

Neighbouring Serbia finished second in the poll. Hurricane sent our fans crazy with “Loco Loco”, accumulating 1,550 votes (28.46%). The trio consisting of Sanja Vucic, Ivana Nikolic and Ksenija Knezevic bring plenty of sass and some Eurovision experience to the table. Serbia is the only former Yugoslav republic competing in the second semi-final, with “Loco Loco” gifted a late first half slot in the running order.

Poll results: What is your favourite entry from the former Yugoslav republics at Eurovision 2021?

  1. Croatia: Albina – “Tick-Tock” – 2,964 votes (54.42%)
  2. Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco” – 1,550 votes (28.46%)
  3. Slovenia: Ana Soklic – “Amen” – 650 votes (11.93%)
  4. North Macedonia: Vasil – “Here I Stand” – 283 votes (5.19%)

What do you think of the poll results? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

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Hello
Hello
12 days ago

Don’t think any of them are gonna qualify tbh

Aeria
Aeria
12 days ago
Reply to  Hello

Greece and Serbia will, Croatia is probably not and Slovenia is a guaranteed NQ

Marcus
Marcus
12 days ago

Croatia really suprised me this year because this is a clear pop club banger and not classic Balkan ballad. Dora was really good,keep on Croatia please.
Serbia-I liked HLV more,but I want this also to qualify,true party
Slovenia/NMC-clearly great voices,just I don’t feel that songs somehow

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
12 days ago

Croatia is fantastic! Good luck Albina! Totally deserves!

Whisker
Whisker
12 days ago

While Scandinavia and Northern Europe rock my yacht this year, former Yu scares all my fish away, and I really LOVE fish! If only NM sent SudBina, Croatia Nina, Slovenia another song, and Serbia something different all together.

Shishi
12 days ago

Albania was never part of Yugoslavia!!! ?

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
12 days ago
Reply to  Shishi

Yep, that’s correct – and that’s why Albania was not included in this poll. 🙂

Darren
12 days ago

Definitely Croatia’s strongest entry ever, but staging will be key. In my opinion, Croatia are not great at staging their act. Staging has been their downfall a lot over the past few years.

Steven
Steven
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Agree. But Dietmann is responsible for their staging this year, so I have high hopes 🙂

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Steven

Ah yes! We shall see. They probably will qualify though

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

definitely not strongest entry ever lmao. Marija Magdalena, neka mi ne svane, lijepa tena, vise nisam tvoja, and lighthouse all are easily better than tick-tock

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I liked lighthouse, but the staging killed it, they had to make it weird lol couldn’t just have her sing.
I don’t remember the other ones you mention.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

well I recommend checking them out. ESPECIALLY the first two, some of the best Eurovision entries full stop

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Will do 😉
Cheers lad!

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

no problem 🙂

Sot
Sot
12 days ago

*Sad Serbian noises*

Btw that poll made me think about the times when Montenegro and Bosnia were participating, I want them back so badly…

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Sot

Loved Bosnia – Herzegovina in ESC! Even the strange entries in 2008 I loved. Definitely hope they come back soon.

Steven
Steven
12 days ago

I voted for Serbia’s entry because it has that flavor of the Balkan (or, better said, ex-Yu) pop-folk music. On the other hand, Albina’s song is certainly the most accessible one by the general audience. However, in my opinion, it lacks the identity – if I heard this song playing on the radio, I would have never associated it with Croatia or any other country from that part of Europe.

123
123
12 days ago
Reply to  Steven

That trashy turbofolk is not a part of “ex-Yu” identity. Yes, it exploded in Serbia in recent years and it is constantly being pushed on the rest of the region, but it’s definitely does not represent their identity or cuture.

Steven
Steven
12 days ago
Reply to  123

The pop-folk has become a significant part of life of many young people who live there. I think that a song does not necessarily have to be traditional for it to be suitable for the Eurovision, but rather in accordance to what the majority of population listens to. Only then the ESC will acquire more attention from the public, which would then inspire many other popular artists to participate at national selections and hence achieve better results for their respective countries 🙂

Steven
Steven
12 days ago

1. Serbia
2. Slovenia
3. Croatia
4. N Macedonia

Ted
Ted
12 days ago

As she should be!!!!! She’s phenomenal!

Aeria
Aeria
12 days ago

Someone please explain to me why Croatia’s being so overhyped by fans.

To me this is just another average ‘meh’ pop song that lacks authenticity. The melodies are bland, the lyrics are beyond saving and Albina’s live vocals were not strong or she was lip-syncing. I can’t see this making the final, I’ll be honest. In another version she sang where the instrumentation was a lot more on the jazzy side, the entry became much more likable, but yeah, they’ll stick with the trashy pop version

Roodi
Roodi
12 days ago
Reply to  Aeria

are you the little brother of Salvador Sobral you call popmisic trash and you like jazz.

Aeria
Aeria
12 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

I don’t hate on all pop music, and I’m not ‘Salvador’s protegé’ either. There are several pop songs throughout ESC’s history I love, including in this year. Tick-Tock is an exception in a way that the song offers absolutely nothing unique, besides the gimmick of ‘Look, Croatia doesn’t send a ballad for once.’ And that’s the only reason why people love it.

Lujxk
Lujxk
12 days ago

Croatia:
Televote: Top 15 in the semi-final
Jury: 16th/17th in the semi-final

Roodi
Roodi
12 days ago
Reply to  Lujxk

Televote in top 10
Jury in top 10
If Sweden would have send this you would have liked it.

Nya
Nya
12 days ago

She deserves to qualify, such a good song, i’ll vote for it <3

Colin
Colin
12 days ago

I agree that Albina’s song is the best one out of these four. It’s a pretty neat dance track. I *really want* us to qualify. Still, I feel like I have to address one thing – I feel like it lacks a clear *visual identity* compared to some other bangers. Both the Dora performance and the video convey many different things. It’s a song about taking a stand in a toxic relationship, while the atmosphere is so seductive. It needs a really specific and sleek staging to hit the right tone. Agree? Disagree?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
12 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Disagree. Ana and Nina are the best. God agrees. <3

Colin
Colin
12 days ago

Nina? You mean Kraljic? While I like her song a lot, she isn’t competing, so I left her out of this. As for Ana… Let’s just say that you are probably not going to like my review of the song. 🙁 Ana’s vocals are amazing, though.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
12 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Ana must have made god put a spell on me because when I first heard that song, I thought “You gotta be kidding me.” 😉

Colin
Colin
12 days ago

I am happy that Slovenia this year has its fans. Anyway, ”agree/disagree” comment was primarily about Croatia’s staging / visual presentation.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
12 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I know. Croatia is my “Monument” moment this year. 😉

DanyQueen
DanyQueen
12 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I’m not worried about Albina’s staging, she’s working hard on it and we know it’ll be better than the Dora performance, which was already really good.

Una
Una
12 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I agree with your points about staging and presentation, having watched both Dora and the video and one or two other versions (the Spain pre-party and maybe one more). I don’t know how many people will pay attention to the message though because the melody has a good hook.

Trina
Trina
12 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I think Croatia can qualify, but they absolutely have to raise their game. After seeing at the Spain pre-party what some countries’ entries are going to be capable of, I have to think Croatia cannot just send a more polished version of what they did at Dora and expect it to land. There absolutely needs to be something innovating in the staging.

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
12 days ago

unpopular opinion but “amen” is the only among those that i don’t hate

Roodi
Roodi
12 days ago

i hate everything about amen especaily that stupid christian message.

Paulo
Paulo
12 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

You’re judgmental, discriminant, angry little person. I just looove everything about Amen! God bless you!???

Roodi
Roodi
11 days ago
Reply to  Paulo

song is boring also she is a average singer she looks creepy.I also hate stupid christian message of the song.

canada_piano
canada_piano
12 days ago

ok why so many downvotes? he is just stating his opinion ffs

and yes, amen is underrated

Sot
Sot
12 days ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Here we observe a rare Canadian species swearing, haven’t seen those for a while (oh, and, about the comment, I completely agree)

Paulo
Paulo
12 days ago

Agree the song, here, the voice is amazing in my top3 she is!