Spotlight on: Croatia

May 18, 2021

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Artist Profile

Artist: Albina Grčić

Date of Birth: 5 February 1999

Hometown: Split, Croatia

Selection Method: Winner of Dora 2021

Song: Tick Tock

Composer: Branimir Mihaljević, Max Cinnamon, Tihana Buklijaš Bakić

Producer: Branimir Mihaljević

Eurovision Result: DNQ (11th Semi Final 1)

Albina is a Croatian singer. She began her career after participating in season three of The Voice Hrvatska where she finished third.

Immediately after coming third on The Voice, Grčić was signed to a record deal with Universal Music Croatia. On 16 October 2020 her debut single, “Imuna na strah”, was released.

In December 2020, Grčić was announced as one of the 14 finalists for Dora 2021, the national contest in Croatia to select the country’s Eurovision Song Contest 2021 entry. She performed the song “Tick-Tock” which won both the jury and televote with a total of 198 points and is set to represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Song Lyrics

Try to fix the broken pieces, now I’m leaving
But you made it loud and clear I’m not enough
Tried to fool me more than once to keep me dreaming
‘Cause you knew the truth would tear us apart
If you pull me down then I’ll come around
And rise up to come show you who I am
I feel fire inside, my heart’s desire
I’m breaking free from you

Tick-tock, watch the days go
I’m losing track of time
Lost in your playzone
Don’t overcomplicate
Now we’re in warzone
You’re screaming, “Oh no, oh no, oh no”
Tick-tock, I’ll take you dancing
In time with my parade
You think you’rе fancy
But play the game my way and you’ll be bеggin’
“Please baby, don’t go, don’t go, don’t go”

I hear those voices from far away
They help me to escape (Escape)
I found myself and I’m finally free from
Your bad lovin’ and restraint

Tick-tock, watch the days go
I’m losing track of time
Lost in your playzone
Don’t overcomplicate
Now we’re in warzone
You’re screaming, “Oh no, oh no, oh no”

Dancin’, dancin’
Think you, think you fancy
Tick-tock
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go

I hear those voices from far away
They help me to escape (Escape)
I found myself and I’m finally free from
Your bad lovin’ and restraint

Tick-tock, vrijeme curi
Gdje si više? Usne grizem sama
Jedva dišem, tick-tock, vrijeme juri
Ne mogu više
Oh no, oh no
Tick-tock, I’ll take you dancing
In time with my parade
You think you’re fancy
But play the game my way and you’ll be beggin’
“Please baby, don’t go, don’t go, don’t go”

Dancin’, dancin’
Think you, think you fancy
Tick-tock
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go

Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest

Debut: 1993

Appearances: 25

Finals: 18

Best Result: 4th (1996, 1999)

Top 10:

2006 – LT United – We Are the Winners, 6th Place

2016 – Donny Montell – I’ve Been Waiting For This Night, 9th Place

1995 – Magazin & Lidija – Nostalgija, 6th Place

1996 – Maja Blagdan – Sveta ljubav, 4th Place

1998 – Danijela – Neka mi ne svane, 5th Place

1999 – Doris Dragović – Marija Magdalena, 4th Place

2000 – Goran Karan – Kad zaspu anđeli, 9th Place

2001 – Vanna – Strings of My Heart, 10th Place

Does Croatia blow your mind this year? Which Croatian song is you number 1? Let us know in the comments below!

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