Croatian broadcaster HRT revealed for the first time this morning the entry Mižerja, to be performed by the group Klapa S Mora in Malmö. The presentation comes a mere two weeks after the full line up of the so called Super Klapa, Klapa s Mora was confirmed by HRT.
Croatian broadcaster HRT revealed for the first time this morning the entry Mižerja, to be performed by the group Klapa S Mora in Malmö. The presentation comes a mere two weeks after the full line up of the so called super klapa, Klapa s Mora was confirmed by HRT.
The once so succesful Balkan nation has experienced something of a downturn in Eurovision fortunes of late, with Vanna and Strings of My Heart way back in 2001 being the last time they bothered the top ten at the contest. We have to go back four years to see the last time Croatia managed to make the final and that was in 2009 with Igor Cukrov and Andrea Šušnjara performing Lijepa Tena limping into 18th place. HRT tried for success last year with a new approach, ditching the once popular Dora format in favour of an internal selection, bestowing the task of defending Croatian honour in Baku upon major Balkan name Nina Badrić. Croatian dissapointment was once more a fact, with Badrić failing to make the final, coming in twelfth in her semi final.
HRT hope now that by combining the talents of these six singers, Croatian fortunes at the contest will be restored and disappointment a thing of the past. As previously reported here on Eurovisionary, the Super Klapa group Klapa s Mora consists of six members, Marko Škugor, first tenor and Nikša Antica, first baritone from the klapa Kampanel, Ante Galić, second tenor from the klapa Sinj, Leon Bataljaku, second baritone from the klapa Crikvenica, Ivica Vlaić, bass from the klapa Sebenico and Bojan Kavedžija, bass from the klapa Grdelin.
Italian producer Luca Bignardi, who has previously worked giants of the Italian recording industry such as Laura Pausini, Andrea Bocelli and Eros Ramazotti has been drafted in to assist in the makin gof the final cut of Mižerja. The end result was broadcast today at 10:00 CET on HRT and will also be aired later tonight at 18:15 CET on the 8. Kat show broadcast on HRT1. For those of you who were unable to catch the broadcast this morning, the Croatian entry can be heard in its entirety on the the official HRT Eurovision website.
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