From Zagreb to Liverpool, the Croatian rockers are ready to make a splash in Liverpool. But first, they’re making a pitstop in London to tune up the tractor. Croatia’s Let 3 join the lineup at the London Eurovision Party 2023. 

On Sunday 16 April, the “Mama ŠČ!” maestros will perform at the UK’s biggest and best Eurovision warm-up party. At our state of the art 2000-capacity venue at HERE at Outernet, Let 3 joins a star-studded lineup as they perform their Eurovision track on British soil for the first time.

Let 3 to perform at London Eurovision Party 2023 

Let 3 — that’s Damir Martinović, Zoran Prodanović, Ivan Bojčić, Dražen Baljak, Matej Zec — are a provocative rock band from Rijeka, Croatia. They secured the Croatian ticket to Eurovision 2023 after their landslide victory at national final Dora 2023. 

Their song “Mama ŠČ!” mocks warmongering leaders, with explicit anti-war messaging in the accompanying visuals. The repetitive “Mom bought a tractor” lyric is allegedly a reference to Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko gifting Russia’s Vladimir Putin a tractor for his 70th birthday.

The Croatian five-piece will perform “Mama ŠČ!” in London on Sunday 16 April.

 
 
 
 
 
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London Eurovision Party 2023

London Eurovision Party is the UK’s biggest Eurovision warm-up show. The party will see a selection of artists from the class of 2023, and song contest alumni, descend on the British capital. The London show will be a chance for our stars to perform for a British crowd before they make the trip up north to Liverpool in May.

The London Eurovision Party takes place on Sunday 16 April at HERE at Outernet. More tickets to the sold-out show may be released at a later date.

Confirmed performers so far include: 

There are lots of surprises yet to be announced, so stay tuned to wiwibloggs to find out who else will be joining the roster.

Press accreditation applications are open now. 

Are you excited for the London Eurovision Party? Who else would you like to see join the lineup? Let us know below!

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Vicci
Vicci
11 months ago

Well, you always need a time to go to the washroom….

Fatima
Fatima
11 months ago

At least we now all know how to pronounce “Š?”

Eire
Eire
11 months ago

? Croatia

esc_fl
esc_fl
11 months ago

Again, gross.

Sandor
Sandor
11 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Š?

brobb
brobb
11 months ago

Š?!

Marlinken
Marlinken
11 months ago

We should all be laughing at the Soviet Union (and other Communist states) much more often. All that it gave the world was sadness and poverty and it has left only paranoia and inferiority-complexes in its wake. I thank God every day that our Eastern cousins cast off this system and have done so well rebuilding their nations.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  Marlinken

X

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
11 months ago

No qualification, actually this should be banned from Eurovision because of its insulting bad taste. Expect a lot of complaints from the public to their national broadcasters when this goes on air. Even though the lead singer is supposed to be Stalin, he looks like Hitler in drag and this is what everyone will see. Lest we forget. regardless of what age we don’t humorise or give time and place for dictatorships past or present, or people who caused pain and suffering, which is happening now with a song. There are other ways to be critical. Croatia may find this… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Do you feel the same about “The Producers”, by Mel Brooks. That won Oscars, Tonys and more.

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

?

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Halleluyah! I expect all countries who suffered deportations because of Stalin will give Croatia zero points. I am talking about Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia etc… all these country given by Churchill to Stalin as a guarantee the Soviets will not attack Britain. And let’s not forget about the german minority from the Soviet Union, most of them being repatriated by Stalin after Germany paid a lot of money for them to be spared.

Vladimir P
Vladimir P
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

You do realize that Slovenia was a part of the same country as Croatia during the reign of communism? Also, it was both Churchill and Roosevelt who agreed to allow Stalin to reign over the countries you listed.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Actually most of Europe loves this song apart from few ignorant people like you, that are not able to see past their own frustrations. And of course Putin supporters hate it too

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Tom, it’s not frustration, that would be easy, it’s pain. I very much believe in the initial values brought by Eurovision: humanity, love and equality.

Vicci
Vicci
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Most of Europe???? And you call him ignorant? Dude, they care of your sophomania….

Vicci
Vicci
11 months ago
Reply to  Vicci

*take

Anja
Anja
11 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I would argue differently. We need more satire of dictators because they are fundamentally ridiculous while projecting an image of strength and we need to pierce that image they project because that is why people are still willing to allign with them and their ideology. Look at Putin. He has projected an image of masculinity and strength for years and many were willing to buy it. He had many sympathizers despite being very much criticized in many serious ways because he was perceived as masculine and strong. For lack of a better word, for years, Putin was cool. Yet, arguably,… Read more »

Martin
Martin
11 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I also think that this song and mainly performance should be banned from Eurovision.

MaryFT
MaryFT
11 months ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I find it funny. Banned because you don’t like the joke? that is not how free societies work. I know that cancel culture is becoming quite popular, but that is a weapon used by dictators. Humour has virtually no boundries – you can either find it funny or insulting. Let us decide.

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago

The costumes. Is this an attempt to emasculate these dictators? There’s nothing wrong with a few sequins, it shouldn’t mean losing respect for anybody. Or… is it just a way of showing that all of these hardcore military pomp and spectacle displays are really just drag?

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

“So what if I love each feather and each spangle… why not try to see things from a different angle?”

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Different angle? This song is not a painting by Mondrian or a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, it’s a major flaccid w*nk( pardon me) interpreted by some guys as a shout for peace. Let’s keep it real. I am sorry for using the W word. I won’t do it again.

Anja
Anja
11 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Knowing Let3, I would guess both and then some more. Their work is very often incredibly layered. Military pomp and spectacle are indeed a drag and just for show, but dictators often don an image of traditional masculinity to portray strength and attract a following. To them, regardless of the objective truth, sequins are emasculating. They clash with their image and pierce it far more efficiently than any serious critique. Same as the child who speaks the emperor is nude. It divests the dictator of his projected untouchability. Even the slightest bit of ridicule, makes the entire thing collapse. Both… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
11 months ago
Reply to  Anja

Thank you, that all makes a lot of sense.

Man
Man
11 months ago

I think this is awful.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago

Now it’s a party Š? ???

Lucas
Lucas
11 months ago

Let the show begin.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago

A party with Stalin impersonators? This should not have happened. Stalin deported my great grandparents and all their family to Siberia. Only my grandfather survived, the rest of them were shot in Vorkuta labor camp. This brings back sad memories.

Dent
Dent
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

relax, they’re a satire rock band.

Dawid
Dawid
11 months ago
Reply to  Dent

Rock band? .-.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  Dent

It’s simply rubbish, but it will qualify.

gea
gea
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella, you obviously don’t understand the song.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  gea

I struggle sometimes to understand Shakespeare, Wordsworth or Sylvia Plath, but this…? Without those hideous costumes, there is no song. And the costumes are the way they are…Jon Ola Sand would have never allowed this song on the ESC stage.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella, I feel sorry for your family history but I don’t understand your logic. A band that’s speaking out against dictators, mocking them should be banned? Is it better just to keep quiet?

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Thank you, Tom. I don’t like the idea of bringing on the ESC stage historical characters who killed millions. I think it’s unsensitive and deeply wrong. Mocking dictators? For what? What’s the use of it? Let’s mock Ted Bundy next year! Or Hitler. Or Anders Breivik. Or Idi Amin.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

Understood, but this does send a message. If you act like Stalin, this is how history will remember you. It will mock you and make fun of you. So, no, Stalin will not turn in grave but message is still strong.

Anja
Anja
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

Someone already suggested you look towards Mel Brooks’ Producers. I would also suggest contrasting it with American History X. Both deal with Nacism. One lifts propaganda elements directly from Leni Riefenstahl with little to no modification (German film director famous for directing Nazi propaganda). One deals with NeoNazism very seriously and explicitly anti. Reason I suggest that is that one of the two has a major positive following in the NeoNazi circles. I leave it to you to investigate which and why to perhaps understand why satire matters. You don’t have to like Let3, but you are willfuly misunderstanding them… Read more »

shane
shane
11 months ago
Reply to  Ciao Bella

They’re not impersonating him as fans love, they’re mocking him.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  shane

I’m pretty sure Stalin would be very upset from his grave.

Sandor
Sandor
11 months ago

Yaaaas…so happy to see them live

escismylove
escismylove
11 months ago

They should be banned and disqualifyed. Awful political song.

Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella
11 months ago
Reply to  escismylove

I agree with you, but Mr Österdahl has a different view…He’s the boss.

Tom
Tom
11 months ago
Reply to  escismylove

@escismylove, it’s ok if you don’t like this song (music, performance etc.) But I assume you did not bother to read a single line what this song is about, and I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of articles about it in probably every European country, as well as multiple comments here on wiwiblogs. That’s makes you ignorant. If, however you did read them, and know the message, and you still call this political song that should be banned then you are a supporter of dictators (and we all know who I am talking about) and war that… Read more »

Sandor
Sandor
11 months ago
Reply to  escismylove

Nooo…I don’t agree with you
It is such an amazing song
I am pretty sure you love it too and listen to it all day every day…admit it