Franka has revealed on “Dan uživo” on N1, her personal favourites in this years Eurovision Song Contest.
Franka who will be representing Croatia this year in Lisbon, has revealed which of the other forty two competing songs are her favourites. In an interview on Croatian television channel N1, the singer revealed that her favourites in this years contest are the entries from France and Belgium.
The singer has previously stated that she has dreamed of going to Eurovision since 1994, when as a little girl she watched Tony Cetinski. Now that dream has been realised, she cannot wait for perform this May in Lisbon. HRT approached Franka’s management a number of months ago, adding;
I want to succeed in our goal – to make Croatia whole with pride.
“Crazy” was one of three songs that her team pitched to HRT. The song was originally not planned for the Eurovision Song Contest with Branimir Mihaljević giving Franka the melody to work with before she added some lyrics to the music.
Franka will perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 8. HRT will broadcast all three shows on HRT 1, HR 2 and on phones, tablets and computers via HRTi multimedia service.
Croatia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, they were one of three countries to debut in the contest that year. Croatia’s best result came in 1999 when Doris Dragovic finished 4th in Jerusalem. She performed the song “Marija Magdalena” which scored a total of 118 points, this included 12 points from Slovenia and Spain. Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.