Croatia’s Eurovision 2018 participant Franka has traveled to Talasnal to film her postcard for this years contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
Franka is the latest artist to have traveled to this years host nation, as they film their postcard for Lisbon. The Croatian singer has shared her postcard filming adventure with her followers on Instagram, taking them to the village of Talasnal.
Talasnal lies on the western slope of the Serra da Lousã. The village was founded in the late seventeenth century and is now a heritage site. It forms part of the Rede Natura 2000 network, which contains protected area of habitats as well as a rare and wild flora and fauna. The village was once home to hundreds of people, but now just two people reside there.
Franka was internally selected to represent Croatia in Lisbon with the song “Crazy”. It 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.
Croatia 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.
Source: ESC Portugal
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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.