The sixth artist in our Who Is series for Eurovision 2021 is Albina from Croatia.
Albina Grčić, better known as Albina, was born on February 6 1999 in Split, Croatia’s second largest city. She auditioned for the second series of X Factor Adria in 2015. She made it to the bootcamp, where she was offered to continue in the competition as part of a girl group. She declined the offer and returned to Croatia.
Last year, Albina participated in the third season of The Voice Hrvatska. She was originally eliminated in the Battle Round by Filip Rudan, who she would later compete against in Dora, but she was saved by Massimo Savić and joined his team. She made it to the final of the competition, finishing third overall. In October, she released her debut single “Imuna na strah” (Immune to fear).
Albina was chosen to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Tick Tock” after winning Dora 2021. She topped both the jury and public vote. The song was written by Branimir Mihaljević, who previously wrote “Lako je sve” (Croatia 2010) and “Crazy” (Croatia 2018) and was composed by Tihana Buklijaš Bakić and Max Cinnamon, who attempted to represent France in 2018. Albina performed the song in English and Croatian at Dora but is currently undecided as to which language(s) she will perform in at Eurovision.
Albina will perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 18.
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Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 Dragović 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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.