Croatia - Roy Van der Merwe


That was the question in my mind when Croatia announced they will again (like 2017) select internally. Jacques Houdek with MY FRIEND was my top song for 2017 and I really wanted another good song from Croatia.

It did not turn into a my friend for me but also not into my enemy.

On November 27, 2017, Franka Batelić confirmed via social media that she will release her comeback single S TOBOM on December 4, 2017. The song was first played on Nives Čanović's 385 Show on Narodni radio on 4 December with Batelić interviewed live. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Sandra Mihaljević and Igor Ivanović and premiered on RTL Televizija's HR Top show on 10 December 2017. It was announced on 13 February 2018 that Batelić will represent CROATIA  in the Eurovision Song contest in Lisbon, Portugal with CRAZY. Batelić is a LGBT rights advocate, and an animal rights activist. She was the face of the Croatian 2009 "Animal's Friend" campaign. Franka is in a relationship with Croatian football player Vedran Corluka. 

There were some rumours that she was selected due to influence from her boyfriend who seems to be very rich.

Last year Croatia was the only country from Ex Yugoslavia to qualify to the final. This year they seem like a borderline qualifier to me.

Two photo's - one of Franka and one with boyfriend Vedran.

The actual entry CRAZY