After months of speculations, the Croatian national broadcaster HRT has just confirmed that they have made a decision, and they have internally selected Franka Batelic to represent Croatia in Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon!
Franka will be singing the song titled “Crazy” in Lisbon, written by Branimir Mihaljevic (who wrote Feminnem’s “Lako je sve”), and the song is yet to be released.
When talking about Eurovision, Franka Batelic stated:
When I was two, holding a remote control instead of a mike, I was standing in front of our TV set, blundering through Tony Cetinski’s Nek ti bude ljubav sva when he represented Croatia at Eurovision 1994. I gushed to my mother and father, saying: ,Aka do the same, do the same!’ That little girl inside me never stopped dreaming and now that dream is coming true! I will represent the Croatian Radiotelevision and the Republic of Croatia on Eurovision. I would like to thank the Croatian Radiotelevision for inviting me and trusting me. My team and I are aware of the responsibility that this contest requires and we are ready to take on this challenge. We will do our utmost to represent Croatia in the best possible light in Portugal in May.
Franka Batelic has already tried to represent Croatia in Eurovision back in 2009 with the song “Pjesma za kraj”. Give it a listen here: