Albina Grčić emerges victorious in Croatia’s Dora!

Fourteen acts competed in Croatia’s Dora tonight, with Tick-Tock by Albina Grčić emerging victorious from a strong field of diverse songs!

Listen to the winning entry here:

Tonight we heard songs from:

  • Nina Kraljić – Rijeka (River)
  • Eric Vidović – Reci mi (Tell Me)
  • Ella Orešković – Come This Way
  • Bernarda Brunović – Colors
  • Sandi Cenov – Kric (Scream)
  • ToMa – Ocean Of Love
  • Filip Rudan – Blind
  • Beta Sudar – Ma zamisli (Imagine)
  • Cambi – Zaljubljen (In Love)
  • Ashley Colburn and Bojan Jambrośić – Share The Love
  • Brigita Vuco – Noći pijane (Drunk Nights)
  • Mia Negovetić – She’s Like A Dream
  • Albina Grčić – Tick-Tock
  • Tony Cetinski and Kiki Rahimovski – Zapjevaj, sloboda je! (Sing, it’s freedom!)

The winning song was chosen by a 50/50 split between ten regional juries and the Croatian public. Albina won both sections of the vote! Nina Kraljić, who represented Croatia in 2016, came in second place, with Bernarda’s Colors in third.

What do we think about the winning entry?

Jazzi – I am quite surprised about this win – however it’s nice to see Croatia go in a different direction this is a fun upbeat song Albina knows how to deliver live and “Tick-Tock”is very capable of going to the final at Eurovision this year, However it won’t be easy at the moment I predict this will be a borderline qualifier which is more than I have thought of Croatia in recent years.

Rory – I’m quite surprised about this victory – the song went a bit under the radar for me on first listens. However, that live performance shows that Albina knows what she’s doing – depending on where it lands in the running order, this could have a spot in the final, but where, it’s too early to say. Croatia’s in good hands!

Rosie – Albina lit up the stage tonight during her performance, and delivered a worthy winner amongst a strong year for Dora! If she brings the same energy to Rotterdam, Croatia stands a chance of doing very well indeed, and it’s wonderful when a country that can be a bit hit-or-miss for me sends something I love!

Tim – Let’s just say that this was very under the radar, it wasn’t until I saw the live performance that I saw the live performance tonight, where I thought that she’s a contender for the win. I mean she won with a very comfortable margin, I hope that Europe and Australia sees what Croatia saw in here.

Welcome to Rotterdam, Albina!

What do you think of Croatia’s choice? How do you think it’ll do in Rotterdam this year? Let us know!

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