Country of the month is back. We decided to continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Croatia. In a period of four weeks, we are going to remind you of the best Croatian entries. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.
Severina – Moja Štikla
In 2006, Croatia selected Severina and her song “Moja Štikla”, which means “My High-Heel” to sent in Athens. The song is entirely in Croatian.
It was composed by Boris Novković and Franjo Valentić. The lyrics were written by Severina. At the final, the artist placed 12th with 56 points.
Severina was born on 21 April 1972 in Split, Croatia. Her birth name is Severina Vučković. She is a Croatian singer, songwriter and actress with an impressive career. She released her debut album in 1989 and since then she has recorded ten more albums – the most recent one in 2019 – and 4 EPs. She is known to all the former Yugoslavia republics and she was also the most googled person in 2015 in both Croatia and Slovenia. She is married to the Serbian footballer Igor Kojić, since 2015.
Croatia in the Eurovision 🇭🇷
Croatia has been participating in Eurovision since 1961, as part of Yugoslavia. Ten out of the 27 times Yugoslavia took part in the contest, the artists were from Croatia. Croatia is also responsible for the only victory of Yugoslavia in 1989. As a result of that victory, the contest was held in the capital, Zagreb, in 1990.
Croatia debuted as an independent country at the contest in 1993. Since then, it has participated twenty-five times, missing the event two times – 2014 and 2015. The two times the country didn’t participate was due to financial difficulties of the public broadcaster. Is noteworthy that in 2015 was the first time since 1992 – and only the second time since 1961 – that the contest wasn’t broadcasted in the country.
Croatia has finished six times in the Top-10. The country has no victories in its history as an independent state. In 1999 the country placed 4th in a field of 23 with 118 points (under the old voting system), making it the best placing for the country. In contrast, its worst result came in 2018, when not only it was eliminated at the semis, but also finished 17th with 63 points. At the finals, Croatia’s worst result is the 2016’s 23rd place. The country has qualified to the final 18 times.
What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think is it one of the most memorable entries from Croatia? Let us know in the comment box below.