The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next we review Croatia, who have chosen Baby Lasagna with “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”.

Has a plateful of Baby Lasagna satisfied our hunger? Read on to find out!

Baby Lasagna – “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” (Croatia Eurovision 2024)

Review: Baby Lasagna – “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”

Ruxandra: When having a song with a concept, it’s important to extend that concept beyond the song, and Croatia does this brilliantly. The song has no boring parts, blending rock and techno elements perfectly. The lyrics address a serious issue yet manage to remain fun, and Baby Lasagna is so involved in performing the song, using all of his incredible charisma. His stage presence elevates the performance A LOT. Despite minimal decorative elements and only two dancers, Croatia effectively immerses me in their storyline, leaving me with high expectations for the Eurovision performance. It’s pure madness, and I absolutely love it. It has it all!

Score: 10

Georgia: This song brings a lot of upbeat energy along with a deep and meaningful message. It is the embodiment of Eurovision in many ways, capturing the spirit of the competition. There’s a bit of pop, a bit of rock, basically a bit of everything! It’s definitely the type of song that appeals to viewers at home and will likely do great with televoting. However, to score highly with the juries, Baby Lasagna will need to work on improving the vocal delivery. The quirky vibe of the song reminds me of “Cha Cha Cha”, so it is important to eliminate any similarities, especially through having a unique stage show.

Score: 8

Simon: How this song was only a reserve for Dora is kind of a scandal, because it was clearly the best song of the selection. A personal story wrapped up in a catchy chorus that gets you hooked from the beginning. Although Baby Lasagna struggled a bit with the vocals in Dora, I know this entry will get the crowd going in the arena and probably also behind the TV screens. Is it relying too much on the crowd pleasing elements that Käärijä exploited last year? Maybe, but I’m sold for now and want to eat up the Croatian pasta dish — so I’ll be rim tim tagi dim’ing a lot in Malmö. Probably not a Eurovision winning entry, but it’s Top 5 material.

Score: 9.5

Antranig: A fraction wild, a fraction crazy, but a fantastic entry in its entirety. I love what the track is about, with the subject matter getting incredibly deep for a song that could be misjudged as a joke entry on the surface. The “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” hook is absolutely infectious and hard to get out of your head once you’ve heard it. There’s a lot to like here and it’s hard to see anything else coming out on top with the televote at least. The performance will dictate whether or not the juries can get behind it, but Croatia is clearly a contender.

Score: 8.5

Croatia Eurovision 2024 ranking

In the Eurovision 2024 Wiwi Jury, we have 17 jurors but only have room for four reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Cinan: 10

Deban: 7

Jonathan: 7

Lucy: 9

Pablo: 8.5

Ron: 6.5

Scarlett: 8.5

Sebastian: 8.5

Suzanne: 9

Tom: 9

Tomas: 7

William: 9

Youyou: 9

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 6.5 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.50/10

What do you think of Croatia’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for Baby Lasagna’s “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” below!

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ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

8.5 for… this? Right.. yeah sure.

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

CROATIA – Ever since I’ve started following Eurovision, this is the first time that my country is in the conversation to be a realistic winner, so of course that it’s hard to talk about it strictly objectively. Still, I’ll try my best, as I did all of these years. If you go back you can see some modest, if not plain bad results I gave some of the previous Croatian entries.  Even objectively, it is what Finland was last year: an energetic and dynamic entry with a charismatic performer and a very catchy onomatopoeia as a hook! Those comparisons have… Read more »

Estostan
Estostan
1 month ago

Not getting any winner vibe from this guy, nada. All I’m seeing that he’s hot, that’s all people care about nowadays?

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Estostan

This is one of the most overrated entries ever, seriously!

TronduriGotu
TronduriGotu
1 month ago

It’s FINE. BUT it’s simply not giving winner vibes from me Also as a native English speaker the lyrics are pretty cringe. But maybe that’s not an issue in other countries.

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

Hiss back.

Umm okay. Above avg. and that’s it.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Croatia’s “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” is my no. 3 for ESC 2024. Brace yourselves, this is my longest review… The structure is fully loaded, with both an Intro and an Outro, 3 Verses, 3 Choruses, 3 Interludes, 2 Pre-Choruses, 2 Post-Choruses and an Instrumental Break. All of that is fit into just three minutes! Despite the repeating underlying hook at the start, this is not lazy songwriting. The hook sounds folk-derived and it’s deliberately placed over the uneven E-F-E-D turn to sound as menacing as possible. Straight away you know this song is not going to send a nice message.… Read more »

Goran
Goran
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Short remark. There is only one songwirter. It is Baby Lasagna itself.

Thank you for your analyses

Teddi
Teddi
1 month ago

The amount of joy that this song brings me, the amount of joy that Baby Lasagna brings me, the enthusiasm coming from Croatia, fandom, portals, it’s just so intoxicating! I am so happy for Croatia this year and maybe it’s not the best song this year but I am rooting for you Croatia! I am rooting for you to win and bring it home! I see Dora from now on as something to look at, I think the quality will rise and that Dora will become the whole thing even for affirmed artists! GOODLUCK BABY!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Gold star!

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago

And Marko, dom’t forget it…
BABY, YOU’RE A STAR!

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

I dont like his outfits, its annoying me to the bone, just as much you have with the blue outfit of Joost.
Its attricious, not a winner and cheap trash!!
Meow cat go back in your back.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

His vocals are also as a cat from the bag.
Dont get the hype.
Meow back.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Buddy… call down 🙂

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

*calm

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

I don’t think I ever commemted on Joost’s suit but you are absolutely right – it’s atrocious. I think you got me confused with someone else. Meow, indeed!

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago

I’m loving all the posts that acknowledge the absolute joy this song brings. To each their own and all that, it’s not something up everybody’s alley, but you gotta give it to him for making such an uplifting anthem out of such a serious subject (some guys and/or girls only wish 😉 ).

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

Good luck in Malmo baby L! <3

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

He can’t even sing live.

Enyo
Enyo
1 month ago

Let’s Go BL! My winner.

Hellab
Hellab
1 month ago

For me this is the absolute best entry. Good luck!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
30 days ago
Reply to  Hellab

You have quite low standards then, this song is just bad.

Camellia
Camellia
1 month ago

7th place – Croatia (personal ranking) Croatia is slaying this year and I’m here for it. The song is so cool and catchy, it sounds nothing alike everything else competing this year and therefore it stands out. This is probably the best entry they’ve sent in recent years. There is no doubt this will qualify for the final. There is also no doubt it will finish in the top 10. The real question is can this win? Even though it’s a strong entry, it isn’t the only one and the competition is big. Even though the bookmakers say he will… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

I like it, but I’d like it more if it had a proper title. I know that contest haters will seize on “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” and suggest that the song is nonsense, which it isn’t. Also, why does he call himself Baby Lasagna? I’ve not seen that explained by anyone. He’s the second ex-yug act to be named after an Italian dish, after LPS.

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Fatima

He said he was walking on the beach or at the park, the name popped in his head, sounded funny and he kept it

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

The same amount of thought and time probably went to the song title as well.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

U really don’t need to be sarcastic. It is your choice, you know?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

You really don’t need to tell me what not to be. It is my choice, you know? And that wasn’t sarcasm, that was an observation that’s probably very close to the truth.

Vivian
Vivian
1 month ago

After heavily disliking Croatia’s entry last year, and not being into a Croatian entry for many years, I’m happy to see Croatia send an entry that truly feels like a worthy top 10 finisher again. This entry is three minutes of fun and joy, with an interesting backstory behind it all. From his live performances thus far though, it’s a bit surprising that a song so easy to perform (it’s not exactly melodically complex), but all in all there’s great potential for this to do well anyway. The studio cut is an 8.5/10 for me, but if I were to… Read more »

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

I congratulate Croatia with Baby Lasagna with RTTD for their excellent Wiwi-score.

Its wonderfull seeing the hype around this entry.
I imagine that many Croatians are having a party and enjoying the vibe.
Well Done and quite deserved after some lackluster years on the ESC field.

Untill this moment I dont have winner-vibes with Marko.
I give it 8/10.

Very exciting what they will bring to the ESC table in Malmö.

All the best of good luck for Baby Lasagna.
Meow, back!!

shane
shane
1 month ago

Cinan scored every song a 10 or a 6

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  shane

Cinan is an icon.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago
Reply to  shane

Dusha zlato

John
John
1 month ago

I like this song (especially the rim tim tagi dim bits are SOOOOO GOOD), but the thing that doesn’t truly work for me is the chorus. It doesn’t elevate the song but instead is the weakest part of it, which is a real problem for me. I find this to be a weak esc year so it’s still in my top 5, but I often skip the chorus whilst listening to it.

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago

*Braces for the dislike* I don’t like this. This for me has thrown too much at it and it’s messy. I do understand why people like it, but it definitely isn’t for me. My fear for this could be what Italy previously had, a catchy element, an animal reference and a dance and it just went wrong on the big stage. This is going to take clever staging to not make it gimmicky and cheap. I appreciate the story that is trying to be told and get its different. But overall, overwhelming and not my cuppa.
Score 1/10

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Lewis

I agree

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

That’s why it would be a super divisive winner if it were to win

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

I think it would be. But most are, but don’t see those thay dislike it coming round.

Ivars
Ivars
1 month ago

A very catchy number which could well end up top 3. Not my favourite, though. 6/10

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

lower than switzerland, a crime

Estostan
Estostan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

Not really. Switzerland is pure talent. This is pure parody of Kaarija with mediocre vocals and cringy performance.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Croatia 9/12

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

Love the song video and stage performance. To think this song was left out of the initial national selection in Croatia! If this wins i would be very happy.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Time for a new country to win!

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

The song is good enough that even his bad vocals and staging can’t really hurt it. Although I wouldn’t mind Croatia winning the whole thing this year, this entry isn’t a “full package” and is certainly overrated by those who 1) desperately want another country to win Eurovision and 2) are attracted to Baby Lasagna.
7.5/10

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

Could very well win in a situation where televote supports Netherlands and juries support Switzerland.
Croatia could do well with both, thus winning.

MaxESC
MaxESC
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I think the winner is likely to be an act that does not win the jury or televote but scores highly on both considering this year is so wide open. I like Croatia’s entry but I cannot see the jury scoring it higher than a few other acts.

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  MaxESC

Who do you see higher in the jury vote?

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Nice score.

Sam
Sam
1 month ago

It’s good to see Croatia among the favourites and hopefully some of this countries that still have to win the contest will do so soon, yet to me this song feels quite overrated. It’s just about the performance and not that much about the song in itself imho

Gabago
Gabago
1 month ago

The first time I heard it I hated it, cause I compared Baby Lasagna to Kaarja and that was for me a “bad copy” of it.

But, day after day, I realized that I should never have compared them, even though the inspiration is there. The song has grown on me a lot in the last few weeks and even if it’s not one of my favourites, Marco deserves real recognition for the work he did with the audience and for finally giving hope to the Croatians.

GOOD LUCK CROATIA

Meh
Meh
26 days ago
Reply to  Gabago

This is a bad copy of Cha Cha Cha, everything looks and sounds cheap too, while Käärijä had originality this barely has anything.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

I love this song’s meaning and the melody. If it wins I’ll be happy, we need a new country to win and especially we need a country that isn’t expensive to travel to Eurovision to lol.

Olaf
Olaf
1 month ago

this will be the least divisive winner so yes let’s go for it:)

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Is this the best song this year? Most definitely not! But each time I hear it, it brings a smile to my face. You could say it’s my guilty pleasure.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

11/10 – This NEEDS to win!!!

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Loved this from the first time I heard it. It’s just so fun & Baby Lasagna seems such a great guy. Hope it’s staged well because it deserves a top 3 result at least. Would love to see Croatia win and possibly head to Zagreb next year

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

Tnx WIWIjury…BL has already won, regardless of the result he makes. It was wonderful to watch him develop and how he responsibly approaches the assigned role as an ambassador of our beautiful Croatia. LOVE AND MEOW for that ??????

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

18) Croatia – I’m gonna start of with that I am glad that Croatian fans have something they can really get behind – it’s genuinely a lovely feeling and I have no qualms thinking they can win. I do like this song quite a bit. There’s a good bit of humour, and I like the overall theme even if I personally can’t relate to it. I just wish it kinda remained heavy the whole way through. You have this sort-of Rammstein-y Du Hast-ish vibe in the verses, and then you have a slightly less heavy chorus which just personally throws… Read more »

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

no qualms with them thinking they can win*

sorry, I just woke up LOL

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

My No.1 this year has been changing between France, Ukraine and Croatia but Croatia was the only one I put at No.1 after the first listen.

Influenced by Rammstein and others? Yes, but what he does with those influences is so joyous that those influences are transformed into a new thing. There’s a huge amount of his own personality here too. If his live performance is perfect, I wouldn’t be surprised if we get Zagreb 2025.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

Croatia, country that almost always ends up in my bottom 5 , came this year with a banger. What can i say about BL and not go overboard…. I love his song ( i like genre in general), i love the look, personality, humble cat dad from small village with great stage presence. I can relate to his story, and he is my personal winner this year. About the results, i can see him coming very strong in televote ( even no1), jury might put him down , but if he manages to end from 4-7 in jury he has… Read more »

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

Well, if it’s a SONG contest and your landmark of the song is a literal copy, one might wonder what the expert level of the jury is. Espectro by Adrian de la Vega. https://youtu.be/OtGL27rLMDo?si=ZWl5Azbij1V_fq48

Jorge
Jorge
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

It’s not a copy because he bought the sample. It’s not very original, but that’s another story.

Rich
Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Jorge

If he bought the sample that was released more than 3 years ago and is available since then on youtube, a commercial platform, by the spiritual producer, it’s confusing and indeed not original. I think the gates are opened. Not withstanding that everything is a copy or reinterpretation of something before. But this is about the landmark of the song and a literal “sample”.

Jorge
Jorge
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

I understand, but it’s still not illegal nor a copy. A lot of artists have done that in Eurovision in the past years.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jorge

Really? Who?

Oster
Oster
1 month ago
Reply to  Jorge

It’s not just about the demo Adrian de la vega Dj – Espectro,
but also about the chorus, which is too similar/virtually identical to the chorus of previously released song: 
PAIN – Party In My Head : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nl7sKwPQo4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akpXw35xzZo

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

This claim has already been discussed and you should do some research before you post this. This is a sample bought on Splice. If this would be copy/plagiarism he would not be allowed to compete.

Oster
Oster
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

And you can also find the link among the comments of the video ‘PAIN – Party In My Head’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJPeNCh6OVI
I agree, they do not prove to be a competent jury…

Garnachos
Garnachos
1 month ago

The baby’s song still feels a bit too amateurish to receive an 8.5 truly, but ok…

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

2ND PLACE: CROATIA: Everything here has been done to perfection: A proper uplifting, energetic and catchy earworm, blending pop, rock and techno, sung by a likeable and humble person and with a message the entirety of the Balkans (and many more people around the globe) can understand and is close to them. “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” is a great song and Marko always gives it his all when performing it, having gradually become much better live than in the initial Dora performance. What a success story it has been for him so far starting from being an underdog! Also I… Read more »

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

The fact he managed to create a mix of techno and rock show that became widely accepted show that the future of those two musical scenes is fusions.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Speaking of this important topic, let’s remember Albania 2019. That song, that voice, it was hauntingly beautiful. Sure, she had no cat references in the song which may be an oversight, but that’s an entry that moved me and as different as they are, Albania 2019 and Croatia 2024 share the same topic. When you compare those two songs and singers, I find it sad how underrated Jonida was considering her level of talent and how little it takes to go viral these days.

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

You’re soooo speaking the truth. Jonida deserved much better…

LasagnaLover
LasagnaLover
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Albania 2018? 😉

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  LasagnaLover

That one too

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

OMG jonida maliqi and ketchup jokes, absolute POWER, underrated for sure

Davie
Davie
1 month ago

I think the lady might just steal the win.

of the four current favourites, there are two male performers and one non binary. All three songs have their strong support and all three have some element of novelty to them. They are divisive. People really love them or hate them. That is demonstrated by the comments here.

then you have Italy which many people enjoy and the juries will love. Could everyone’s second or third choice end up winning?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

How I would love that. A perfect outcome for me. It could be and it should be. Power to the mango.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

I agree. For example I don’t like either Switzerland or the Netherlands yet I love Croatia. At the same time Italy is not among my favourites but I like it and I wouldn’t mind it winning.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

Very possible. But don’t think “divisive” is a problem. If juries score you highly (Switzerland) then if you divide the public 50/50 but you energise all those supporters to pick up the phone and vote, you get a very big televote score. Think Croatia, Netherlands, Estonia and even Finland may all be fishing in the same pond for public support.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

I wouldn’t mind an Italian win. It’s a good song and a compelling performer. I think she’ll have to gather votes from both jury and televotes to win though and I suspect France, Ukraine and Switzerland are going to get *heavy* jury votes. The televote is harder to predict. With good performances, Croatia and Netherlands are both going to do well. Ukraine always get a high public score and this year they’ll probably get the Christian vote too. That could amount to a lot of points. We also shouldn’t discount Isr*el from the televote; it could become a flashpoint for… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Davie

Many people do r want black sun 2.0

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

High score. But I react to the fact that even Sweden got more 10 pointers. But it’s the average score that matters here. High winning chance, at least top 3.

Bitchcametoplay
Bitchcametoplay
1 month ago

Maybe not the winner, but such an amazing story with this one, from outsider to one of the contenders to take it all…shame on that Dora jury and hoping that this is the start of the new era for Croatia in this contest and their selection process!! 🙂

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

I hope either Croatia or Italy would win; I find Switzerland’s song overhyped.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Respect for doing this all by himself, but that doesn’t make the product any better ofc. The topic is very important and interesting but is the execution really that good? Definitely no imo. Aside from the nonsense song title, are we really that easily impressed by stuff like ‘meow cat, please meow back’.? I know that’s deeper than any lyrics Sweden would ever send these days but that doesn’t make them good. The music itself also sounds completely amateurish but I realise that may be intentional and actually fit the narrative. For me, this would be a sad winning song… Read more »

Miko
Miko
1 month ago

This song terrible, just a complete unbearable garbage. 0/10 he’s not even charismatic or charming…

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

Your comments is complete garbage and disrespectful

carlitos
carlitos
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

12 may you should be here to clean the garbage

Bitchcametoplay
Bitchcametoplay
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

And you are?

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

This show the decline of ESC. 8.5//10 what a joke lmao for a song that would have been in any bottom 10 just a few years ago.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

You are the kind of person who thinks that Harry Potter is better than Lord of the Rings… Deluded