Mia Dimšić’s successor has been found. Croatia chose their entry for Liverpool via Dora 2023 and it was Let 3 who stormed to victory with the song “Mama ŠČ!”.

It was a resounding victory, with Let 3 earning 279 points. Runners-up Harmonija Disonance were over 100 points behind, picking up 155 points.

The five-piece rock band are known for their shocking live performances and vulgar lyrics. Their Dora performance was wild — but it’s only a hint of the outré style they’re known for.

In Turin, Mia’s folksy song “Guilty Pleasure” narrowly missed qualification by one place, coming 11th in semi-final 1, and they faced the same fate in 2021, with Albina’s “Tick Tock” just getting squeezed out in 11th also. Could this be the year Croatia finally break that curse?

Dora 2023 Results

The result was determined by a combination of a jury vote and a public televote.

  1. Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ!” – 279 points
  2. Harmonija Disonance – “Nevera (Lei, lei)” – 155 points
  3. Detour – “Master blaster” – 114 points
  4. The Splitters – “Lost and Found” – 110 points
  5. Damir Kedžo – “Angels and Demons” – 103 points
  6. Eni Jurišić – “Kreni dalje” – 71 points
  7. Krešo i Kisele Kiše – “Kme kme” – 53 points
  8. Barbara Munjas – “Putem snova” – 52 points
  9. Meri Andraković – “Bye Bye Blonde” – 44 points
  10. Top of the Pops ft. Mario 5reković – “Putovanje” – 33 points
  11. Hana Mašić – “Nesreća” – 33 points
  12. Martha May – “Distance” – 31 points
  13. Đana – “Free fallin’” – 21 points
  14. Boris Štrok – “Grijeh” – 17 points
  15. Maja Grgić – “I still live” – 13 points
  16. Yogi – “Love at first sight” – 13 points
  17. Tajana Belina – “Dom” – 10 points
  18. Patricia Gasparini – “I will wait” – 8 points

Are you glad Let 3 have won Dora 2023? Can they finally take Croatia back to the grand final at Eurovision 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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Marin Crnic
1 year ago

Let 3 staying true to their way of performing for years and breaking the barriers. They are not very beloved in Croatia either by those who like everything packed and for the aim of popularity. I lived in Rijeka close to a garage where they practiced. Still can hear the drums. ?

Tonja
Tonja
1 year ago

Official translation of the song send to BBC
LET 3 – MOMMY Š? is exclusively published on jutarnji.hr
https://www.jutarnji.hr/scena/domace-zvijezde/ekskluzivno-donosimo-pregled-sluzbenog-prijevoda-pjesme-mama-sc-koji-je-poslan-bbc-ju-15306584

Mocker
Mocker
1 year ago

In my country there are a bunch of communist parties even in the government so this croatian song ridiculing Lenin and the rest IS for sure a very political entry

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago

I dont think this song Will be disqualified. EBU just wants to avoid conflict and since Russia does not participate, no other country Will complain about this song. If there is no real conflict among participating countries, EBU wont see a problem.

firsttimeblogger
firsttimeblogger
1 year ago

i hope they don’t drink tea

The truth
1 year ago

I know this song is supposed to carry an anti-war message (and as I read it is also quite political which should automatically disqualify it but then Jamala’s wasn’t as it should have been). But a message is not enough. And in this case it is definitely not enough. I grant that it is original and beyond mainstream but being original does not equate to being good or even arty. It is simply cringe.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
1 year ago

With juries voting in the semi, it would be easily out of the final. Now I’m not so sure…

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

Even with juries voting, sometimes you can qualify without their support if televote really push. Croatia already did it in 2017.

Loba Do Mar
Loba Do Mar
9 months ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

LOL

Addie
Addie
1 year ago

Hmm… I really thought Harmonija Disonance would’ve won. I really did. Yes maybe they seemed sort of out of place on the stage and quite expressionless and their dance moves are questionable. But their vocals were top notch and i dont get how they could have been almost 100 points lower than Let 3. Yeah… I don’t really what to think about Mama SC. Perhaps it will grow on me gradually but it’s very unlikely

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 year ago

It is officially confirmed – they are going to Esc! Individuals can now drop their wishful thinking about disqualification.

Koolers
Koolers
1 year ago

So much better than the mainstream corn. Bizarre, different, fun, superb.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago
Reply to  Koolers

Bizarre and different yes but fun, well… For me this IS “fun” in a Benny Hill kind of way.

Bart
Bart
1 year ago
Reply to  Koolers

It was fun like watching the movie the terrifier like funny horror

Go_A Stan
Go_A Stan
1 year ago

Is it weird how I thought this was about divorce?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I really like Croatians went this entry. I like risks. The song itself is very interesting (and catchy) yet they really need to figure out the performance to make it really work. Potential is really there but could be a total mess as well.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Knowing Let 3, I’m quite sure they will come up with a performance that will shock the ESC purists even more than their Dora perfromance 🙂

ESCjudge
ESCjudge
1 year ago

Listen, the song is risky, but it has a message, it has musical content (similar to Queen in some places), the singer actually has a good voice, and the staging and visuals are top notch. I’d rather have this any time of the day than those god awful pop vomits sent by Sweden and Norway. And then pop queens swoon over yet another synthetic, auto-tuned boring poppy crap.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCjudge

Europe better prepare for a visiual presentation on how to shoot a cork from your rectum.

Dean
Dean
1 year ago

1944 by Jamala is also political song so…

Bart
Bart
1 year ago
Reply to  Dean

I don’t think so. Jamala song was about the Second World War how family’s got deported. It was a powerful message of not having war in Europe anymore. I don’t think it had anything to do with Ukraine political influence against other countries..

Misha
1 year ago

If the lyrics of this song got politial messege/content… shouldn’t it be disqualified? Or when the political content of lyrics is against Russia it is allowed?

Teddi
Teddi
1 year ago
Reply to  Misha

I don’t remember Jamala being disqualified…

Lucas
Lucas
1 year ago
Reply to  Teddi

Agree

Zanoni
Zanoni
1 year ago
Reply to  Misha

It should probably be disqualified. There is subtle, artful political content that should pass (and there are the Ukrainian songs that acknowledge war as part of everyday life that should likewise be OK), but this is the complete opposite of that, strutting around in costumes and impersonating politicians.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 year ago
Reply to  Zanoni

More like historical figures by this time, and bad ones at that. So, why wouldn’t they make fun of them.

stribor
stribor
1 year ago
Reply to  Zanoni
let's disqualify this anti-war and anti-Putin song and pretend that Russia is not killing tens of thousands of people in a country that is NOT Russia! fck putin! fck russia!
Marino
Marino
1 year ago

Š? (Russian ?), Let3’s song about Putin’s (“Mother”) Russia, is the most appropriate aesthetic-musical Croatian answer for the Eurovision song to the current Russian aggression. So let’s decipher the text a bit. “Mama” is constantly repeated in the song: “Mama bought a tractor, Mama loved a moron” … “Mama” as Mother Russia, and Belarus (Belarus) is by the way a tractor model … Mother Russia (sub)bought a Tractor (Belarus) from which she also launched aggression, and from which evil is also spreading (similarly, they have been “buying” whoever they can for years … By the way, Putin recently received a… Read more »

Misha
1 year ago
Reply to  Marino

in this case… wpuldn’t it be “political lyrics”? ’cause I remember that year that Belarus was dislqualified for their “political lyrics” that were less clear than this (if that is the real meaning)

kgucko
kgucko
1 year ago
Reply to  Misha

this is lyrics explained, but they masked it, of course (it is written ninle instead of lenin and so on), so you need to read between the lines. it’s actually really good that the performance makes you think about it and it is challenging you to do so. the thing about politics that everybody is so upset about, what about Vesna then? are they not even more direct to aggression? (members nationality, colors, lyrics etc.) let 3 is just mocking dictators in general, not just those who are currently in power (i’m sorry, but i love this yassified version of… Read more »

Anja
Anja
1 year ago
Reply to  Misha

Yes and no. There is chance for it, but it is also vague and widely applicable enough.

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Misha

The belarussian song wasafter he bloodily crushed the resistance against his voter fraud! I honestly can’t believe how you can even ask that question and connect a song that is against war with one that glorifies violence against the innocent! Either you live on Mars and have no idea what is happening in the world or you have to assume something else! a supporting song for Lukashenko after he

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

No thank you.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 year ago

15 songs in to Eurovision 2023 and I’m honestly losing the will to live. Almost all the chosen songs are dire.
That is probably great for the remaining countries who are yet to choose their songs however.
Also, non qualification could be a genuine outcome with the majority of these chosen songs.

As for the Croatian song….there are no words. Its just discordent noise. By far the worst of the bunch so far.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Of the countries that haven’t selected their songs yet, and if you listened to the songs from those selections, which ones do you want to see at Eurovision? I’m talking, Sweden, Lithuania, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Serbia, Germany, and Moldova as of now.

Alexander Gunnarsson
Alexander Gunnarsson
1 year ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

Miss me with that Amaan, don’t be the one that says every single year that “this year’s Eurovision sucks” before the competition has even started, then go on and say “this is the best Eurovision ever!” come May. You also touched upon it there, there are only 15 songs that have been released, some needing to be revamped or put properly on stage, and then we have 22 other songs yet to come which are mostly internally selected (internal selections seem to work the best and provide quality most of the time). Stop the negativity and be patient, because if… Read more »

Leni
Leni
1 year ago
Reply to  AMAAN STORM

I felt the same way for over 30 years now. Welcome to the ESC nightmare. It never gets any better, just weirder.

nzzz
nzzz
1 year ago

EBU still isn’t confirm Let 3 that he will represent Croatia, wait with cheering…

olyphus
olyphus
1 year ago

Croatians point of view: So I am on the middle ground with Let 3’s victory. Some of you will agree and some of you wont agree but we’re here to have civilised conversation. I’ve known Let 3 since my late childhood as my brother used to like them a lot he introduced them to me. I KNEW that they were “controversial” for the mainstream media, but people love them a lot, even in Serbia where they preformed ( as I can recall general public took the joke album about Serbia pretty okay), I have to add this one because I… Read more »

John
John
1 year ago

Croatia’s winner is still the only entry from Saturday not loaded to the participant list of the EBU website (even after Italy’s update). Perhaps “Harmonija Disonance” still has a chance to go?

olyphus
olyphus
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Nah, it’s 100% cuz HRT is lazy af so confirm and send to EBU the song because it’s Sunday lol

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  John

It took three days or so to upload Czechia’s entry on the site and YouTube channel. Maybe there’s stuff to sort out before it’s uploaded.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Don’t think so. They will more likely have to adjust their music video, because that will get uploaded on their yt channel. Also they already shared that they are willing to do the Esc performance according to guidelines. But I would expect some Hatari surprises anyway.

Maclaren
Maclaren
1 year ago

At this stage, I’m thinking why would I even bother trudging to Liverpool? The selection so far is dire, and the Croatian song is abysmal. Are the overpriced hotels up North worth the effort? Somebody, save this Eurovision year already.

Leni
Leni
1 year ago
Reply to  Maclaren

Hahaha that’s the ESC spirit I relate to! ?
Except saving, there is no saving it.

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
1 year ago
Reply to  Maclaren

I’m sorry you think this is dire. I thoroughly enjoy many of the songs. If you don’t think you’ll enjoy this year, then staying home is probably best for both your wallet and your enjoyment.

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago

Just wait until Serbia sends their new maestro, Luke Black, your neighbors are going to overshadow you once again, your little meme right here will not survive that comparison…

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

That is actually true, don’t get those heavy dislikes lol

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

Croatians think they have just found the new Konstrakta, haha, sure, a heavily discounted version born out of limited talent and vision maybe, but actually nowhere even near the real Konstrakta.

Evriii
Evriii
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

koja crna konstrakta sribendeeee je vam muka sto se o onama prica, aj da vidimo kako ce luka izvest ono live haahaah ups ja zaboravija da je u vas kultura sve na plejbek i sise hahaahha

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

You see… because you are a rassist and fashist and people like you this is the reason why this song exists!

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago
Reply to  crocodile

Why? I agree with their message, I just don’t like the music itself.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

Actually it’s the other way around, only serbs make that comparison, for who knows what reasons lmao. Quit stressing about Croatia and get a life

Mbappe
Mbappe
1 year ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Alright, sorry about that, but it was just funny seeing Croatians run around and try to explain this song like it’s some kind of never-before-seen genius or something like that.

Evriii
Evriii
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

ajde srbi sta vam je muka posaljite one svoje droce od hurikana haahahahahah i onako bolje od goletinje i seljaluka ne znata

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

I hope Serbia has a better song than the one from Luke. To be honest, it’s quite boring and the sound is probably not something that would appeal to general ESC audience. I think it’s nowhere near the songs that Serbia sent to ESC in last few years.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago
Reply to  Mbappe

I was hoping at some point Serbia would send S.A.R.S. to ESC. Love them!

Doo Doo
Doo Doo
1 year ago

Funny how nobody is pointing out that this song, while covering itself with the excuse of mocking Putin and Lukashenko, also talks about the ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Croatia that took place back in 1995 (Serbian families used to escape the persecution via tractors, hence its presence in the song), alongside the fact that, if you look at their discography, in 2005 they released an album called “The bombing of Serbia” where they’re bascially glorifying what happened to Serbia in 1999. This band is openly anti-Serb and for that they should be disqualified, this is not an isolated case… Read more »

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Doo Doo

The last thing we want to see here are trollers… pls keep your lies by yourself or did you get a sendwich for this post from Vucic?

Poe
Poe
1 year ago
Reply to  crocodile

As someone who survived the aforementioned ethnic cleansing, I’m not too sure about these lyrics either, what the OP stated above is not completely baseless… The tractor reference is very very prominent and it would be too weird if it’s a total coincidence. Personally I’d like to hear some explanations from let3

Anja
Anja
1 year ago
Reply to  Poe

And they have. They have clearly stated that only sick minds can think of that and thay they never punch down, only up.

stribor
stribor
1 year ago
Reply to  Doo Doo
yes, the whole world revolves around Serbia
 and tractors should be banned!

Efraim
Efraim
1 year ago

Honestly, to me it looks like Croatia has gone full “we’re not going to win so why bother” Spain 2008 mode.

Leon
Leon
1 year ago
Reply to  Efraim

Croatia won in 1989 and Zagreb hosted the ESC the following year.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Efraim

Actually, it reminds me of the Estonian entry Leto svet which was pure garbage. The only good thing that came out of it was Estonia getting its act together, and re-organizing its national final.

Doris
Doris
1 year ago

I Love Eurovision!!!

MTD
MTD
1 year ago

I love how people defend this hell of an unlistenable entry with “Croatia sent good stuff and they didn’t qualify, so why not be risky” as if sending something so abysmal, bad and quite frankly plain atrocious is a good answer.

Emily
Emily
1 year ago

Does anyone have a translation of the lyrics on hand? Just out of curiosity.

Kristina
Kristina
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

I am Croatian and I am ashamed about this song. Please forget the “lyrics”. There is not lyrics, this is nothing. Terrible above imagination.

CRO girl
CRO girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

I was interested in what’s under that crazy surface and it’s interesting how much you learn and discover through that circus of a song. Someone really tried to write clever nonsense. So provocative and so much that no one knows anything. I googled part by part of the song and searched the net. Do you know that the Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters, that is, 31 letters and two signs. ? ? – š? Do you know that Putin is still called a crocodile?https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/14.0.0/svg/1f40a.svg “How can you negotiate with a crocodile when your foot is in its teeth?” Do… Read more »

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

Hi Emily, you know good Art will never give you an answer they want that you think by yourself. The lyric is more metaphors but I will help you to understand it. The song is about Putin and Lukasenko but never say his names. They are singing “dirty and viole little psychopath (Putin) is going play is going to war” and “Š?” is the oldest letter in russian alphabet (Mother Russia). This alphabet often used to describe like orgasm. Also they say “Mama (mother Russia) kisses a moron (Putin)”. There is “Tractor” in the lyrics because Lukashenko gave tractor as… Read more »

Danny
Danny
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

[Verse 1] Mama bought a tractor, shch Mama bought a tractor, shch Mama bought a tractor Trayna-neena, armagedon, nona, shch Mama bought a tractor, shch Mama bought a tractor, shch Mama bought a tractor Trayna-neena, armagedon, nona, shch Tractor [Verse 2] Mama’d been kissing a moron, schch Mama’d been kissing a moron, schch Mama’d been kissing a moron Trayna-neena, armagedon, nona [Pre-Chorus] A, b, c, ?, ?, d, dž, ? (A, b, c, ?, ?, d, dž, ?) E, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, lj, m, n, nj (A, b, c, ?, ?, d, dž, ?, be careful,… Read more »

Emily
Emily
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily

Thanks for the responses folks ^^

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

There are a couple of articles floating around about this today. There was a press conference with HRT. Here are the summary points: – Let 3 did not expect to win Dora, and certainly not by such a huge margin. They thanked fans for the support. – Mrle mentioned they are aware that a lot of work awaits them in order to represent Croatia at Eurovision. – The group said they will continue to think about how to improve the performance to leave the best possible impression, and wanted peace and love, etc. – HRT and Let 3 didn’t comment… Read more »

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago

The most of the people here are so brainwashed that they are irritated of handmade music and Persiflage. This is the only Answer to the the boring esc !!! ??

Vicci
Vicci
1 year ago

This is exactly like Portugal’ Homens da Luta 2011 with more makeup and skirts… result: nul points

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Vicci

Portugal did not have a block of countries voting for them though; Croatia has + diaspora.

HaveMySkeletons
HaveMySkeletons
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

C’mon, i can’t even remember the last time Croatia qualified for the final.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago

2017, which was six years ago.

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago

So why we don´t have jurys in the semifinals right now? Yes because of manipulating and so we have from one year to the other the same countrys in the final! Did you know this… did you think about such things or you are just a good weather fan boy of the eurovision wiht closed eyes and ears?

Vicci
Vicci
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

True

Denis
Denis
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

By that logic Croatia should have qualified every year. Yet they have not been in final since 2017..

CRO girl
CRO girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Vicci

Well, the lyrics are connected with the war in Ukraine and Putin. So, nothing like Portugal 2011

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
1 year ago

I’m split in four ways.

1) This is anti-war. Sure, it’s quirky, but so was Serbia last year until people knew the message.

2) What the actual hell?

3) Well, I was wondering when the novelty act would arrive.

4) This is why Croatia can’t have nice things.

I’m not sure where I am at right now.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 year ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

I dont think Serbia did great last year because of the message. I dont think people on Europe give half a dam about the social security situation of artists in Serbia.

Milan
Milan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Probably not, but the song wasn’t at all primarily about the social security situation of artists in Serbia, but about everyone’s obsessing over physical health.

Iain
Iain
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Serbia was 5th, and people voted because of sarcastic and deep lyrics. It had many layers what it is not case with Croatian entry

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Iain

There was no deep lyrics behind the masterpeace of Konstrakta… just metaphores… good art never give you the answer they wanna that you think about some things… thats the same what Konstrakta do and Let 3 is doing long time bevore Konstrakta was born!

Poe
Poe
1 year ago
Reply to  crocodile

Konstrakta is actually only a few years younger than let3 boys and a few years less in the music industry

Ole
Ole
1 year ago
Reply to  Poe

Let 3 was established in 1986., both main members were in music from late seventies, while Konstrakta (Ana Duric) was born in 1978, and started with music in 2007, so actually the band started with their work 21 years before Ana started as lead singer in Zemlja Gruva

Ivar
Ivar
1 year ago

The epitome of crap at Eurovision

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Ivar

Mist ist wenn man Mist denkt wie du es tust!! ?

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago

Ich finde das Lied super!!!

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
1 year ago

Ok i get the song is way wacky, to many its awful, and probably will not qualify, but there is no way he will be allowed to dress like that, Moustache, military hats and all at Eurovision. He obviously is trying to look like someone from the 20th Century which to many is offensive and bad taste.
Seriously!

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Marty McCU

Ich finde dasLied super !! Endlich nicht so ein langweiliger hirndurchweichter mainstrean !!! ??

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
1 year ago
Reply to  Marty McCU

I agree, it’s offensive at any time but even more so now with what’s happening in Ukraine.

CRO girl
CRO girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Séamus Mór

and that is what they are saying between the lines, singing about crocodile – Putin…

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Marty McCU

Conchita Wurst was decent? Oh, pls it was for a lot of people right in there face and that was the reason why she wins!

Leni
Leni
1 year ago
Reply to  Marty McCU

Why? Is satire banned? Is Europe a dictatorship now?

Eve
Eve
1 year ago

This is awful. It is so bad so I kinda like it ! A yucky (shocking) entry is a tradition at ESC as well.
Hope it will be in the grand final so eurofans will be like : « do I really see/hear it?»

Luk
Luk
1 year ago

It has a message, I take that and I’m not in favor of discarding it. But is it a good song? No it is not

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Luk

Äh doch es ist ein guter Song.. wie kann man das nicht raushören??? ??

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago

Was redest du für ein Unsinn ,
??? Das Lied ist super genau das richtige für so ne langweilige und uninteressante Veranstaltung wie ESC !!

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago

The song is about Putin and Lukasenko, they are singing “dirty little and vile psychopath (Putin) is going to war” and “Š?” is oldest letter in russian alphabet. Also they say “Mama (mother Russia) born moron (Putin)”. There is “Tractor” in the lyrics because Putin gave tractor as birthday gift to Lukasenko couple of months ago! Why crocodile… do you relay think he crye for all the victioms? Dosen´t matter if they are russians or ukraine! War is chaos and in all roolers brains who have power and play with our lifes you will nothing other find than chaos! I… Read more »

CRO girl
CRO girl
1 year ago
Reply to  crocodile

yup!

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

And I thought Belgium was bad! This is even worse!

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Wenn man Blind und (wollte schon blöd sagen) taub und von diesem ganzen Mainstream scheiß geblendet ist sieht man es auch nicht !! Ich finde den ESC eh langweilig und uninteressant. Find ich endlich wieder handgemachte Musik je öfter ich ihn höre desto mehr gefällt er mir. Großartig !!! ??

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago
Reply to  Lilli

Sie werden mich verurteilen, während Sie mich überhaupt nicht kennt. Leute die mich kennen wissen das ich “mainstream musik” nicht so mag. Also worauf begrundest Sie das?

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

The fact that you didn´t understand somtihng it´s not a reason to say that it´s worsed! Like right know… Lilli say somthing to you even she didn´t know… like you say abaout a song that you didn´t understand. The only difference is that you have a chance to inform you but you didn´t 😉

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Das ist keine Verurteilung sondern eine Annahme. Da die meisten mainstrean verseucht sind ist es natürlich mein erster Gedanke gewesen.

Esc99
Esc99
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Honestly, I don’t get the hate for Belgium when I see the entries that won yesterday.. In all ‘personal’ top 15s, Belgium is bottom 3. Lyric wise definitely not the best, but it’s enjoyable and a small party. Something we all need, instead of political songs and ballads.

Escfan
Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc99

It’s really not great to me. Its quite cringy and the only thing it has going for it is that Gustaph is a good singer and performer.

I think it stings more for people because gala and cherine were favourites.

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

So ein Unsinn !! Endlich nicht so ein hirndurchweichter Mainstreammüll !! Suuper ist das Lied!

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago
Reply to  Lilli

Jeder hat seinen eigenen musikgeschmak. Oder nicht?!

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Mein Geschmack ist es auch nicht wirklich aber ich finde es mutig und großartig. Dafür feier ich es ???

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Kunst hat nie was mit Geschmack zu tun sonst ist es Mainstream und nicht Kunst! Bitte sei mir nicht böse wenn ich dir das jetzt sage aber wahrscheinlich “serviert” dir dieses Lied halt nicht die schon vorgekauten Happen so das es für dich nicht bekömmlich ist. Im Gegensatz zum Mainstream musst Du dir das Lied selbst erschließen und dir die Bedeutung vom Trakor (Lukashenkos Geburtstagsgeschenk an Putin) heruasfinden und dies dann in Kontekst zu der Darbietung stellung. Dies ist aber heutzutage wo man einfach schnell Urteile abgiebt ohne sich vorher über irgendwas selbst zu hinterfragen aber leider zu viel verlangt… Read more »

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Belgium looks like one of the best songs compared to this and Romania.

Escfan
Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

My thoughts exactly lmaooo.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

I had pre-warning this was going to happen.
Still, I’m a little sad as I actually enjoyed the Croatian national final and there were some good songs in there. However, when Croatia have had two years of sending songs that deserved to qualify and didn’t, what can we expect them to do?

This is a pretty normal response to being underappreciated.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Possibly. I don’t know much about Dora. If it’s 100% televote and all the viewers are wider Eurovision fans (not just Dora fans) then yeah, I can see that.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Croatia didn’t actually deserve to qualify last year, I mean I wouldn’t mind, it was a sweet song but not a fave to qualify. 2021 YES.

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

No your wrong!!!

Anja
Anja
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

You are severely misunderstanding why Let3 won. It is partially a response to previous years, but not in the way that you think. There are few factors. A lot of people wanted to see Let3 at Eurovision for years. They have a decades long career and are very popular. Had Let 3 chosen to partake last year with any song that is unarguably theirs, Mia would have lost. Year before, Albina would have lost. Same with Franka and a bunch of other representatives. Public here does not think that they were unfairly passed over in ESC. Public here believes they,… Read more »

robind
robind
1 year ago

Personally I enjoy it, but I think that they’ll have a result closer to Georgia 2022 than to Moldova 2022

Teo
Teo
1 year ago

Fun fact: they were in Severina’s Moja štikla song and music video. After Moja štikla, finally something memorable for Croatia. Let3 is going to put a S H O W!

Milan
Milan
1 year ago

Honestly, when I was first listening to the song, not getting any of the double entendres except a rather out-of-place mention of Armageddon (and I speak Croatian), I almost liked it. Although it’s not my type of song, I was impressed by sound editing, which reminded me of “A Day in the Life”, and it’s something I don’t remember hearing at ESC. But, then came the refrain and it all fell apart, in a second the song became just another political cry in what is supposed to be a non-politics competition. EBU did not deal properly with similar songs in… Read more »

Milan
Milan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

Mama is, of course, mom. Š? does not exist as a word, it is introduced as a nonsensical interjection, but it may be a reference to the letter “?” of the Russian alphabet pronounced as “š?” (although in Russian it is pronounced as much softer than in Croatian). There may also be some other interpretation that I’ve missed (I did not get the Lukashenko reference either). Others, please add to this.

Milan
Milan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

I had suspected the Cyrillic letter would be rendered as “?” on this website. It is the last consonant of the alphabet, easy to find.

Milan
Milan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

You read both correctly, but “š?” is closer to what you have in the English words “pasture” or “mischief” than in “shhh”. In Croatian (and Serbian and other mutually intelligible standard variants of the common language previously known as Serbo-Croatian), you hush someone with “šššš” (or “pssst”).

Milan
Milan
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

Nothing whatever.

crocodile
crocodile
1 year ago
Reply to  Milan

The song is about Putin and Lukasenko, they are singing “dirty little psychopath (Putin) is going to war” and “Š?” is oldest letter in russian alphabet (Mother Russia) and often used in russia for somthing like brings you an orgasm. Also they say “Mama (mother Russia) kisses a moron (Putin)”. There is “Tractor” in the lyrics because Lukashenko gave tractor as birthday gift to Putin couple of months ago. Both looking like crying crocodiles (a dangerous drug in Russia) when he speaks about they just wanna save the people from nazis. Maybe you understand it now better that this is… Read more »

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago

Croatia 0/12

Lilli
Lilli
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr X

Herr X 0/12

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
1 year ago

Will qualify: no ironical art, no sarcasm, just rude, honest documentation showing directly, how ridiculous politicians that have come to power due to childish voters.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Chupacabra

yeah sure that’s what most people will think when they watch it LOL

most people will say Eurovision is crap and weird.

Boo
Boo
1 year ago

Croatia have not qualified for so many years, so why not just send this, what does it matter.

Vivian
Vivian
1 year ago
Reply to  Boo

I mean… if they ain’t qualifying, they might as well go out with a huge middle finger raised in the air lol

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Boo

It’s actually BS, Netherlands had not qualified in years between 2005-2012 and yet they kept trying different genres but not trash like this.

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 year ago

What the hell?..

Polegend Godnova
1 year ago

it has grown on me a lot since my first listen. quirky choice from croatia that should sail through the televote-only semi-final with ease.

AllThingsNordic.eu
1 year ago

Oh my lord…