Albina from Croatia becomes the latest artist to release a different version of their song for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Croatian singer Albina has released a vintage version of “Tick-Tock”, ahead of her appearance in the first semi-final on 18th May.
To date, the following countries have released various versions of their competing songs:
- Albania (Acoustic)
- Azerbaijan (Slowed-down)
- Belgium (Acoustic)
- Bulgaria (Acoustic)
- France (Acoustic)
- Germany (Acoustic vs Burlesque)
- Latvia (Acoustic)
- Malta (Symphonic)
- Portugal (Acoustic)
- Serbia (Acoustic)
- Slovenia (A Cappella)
Who is Albina?
Albina Grčić, better known as Albina, was born on February 6 1999 in Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. Last year, Albina participated in the third season of The Voice Hrvatska. 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.
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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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.