Nina Kraljić won the first season of HRT's The Voice, and now she has been selected internally for Eurovision 2016. Her song for Eurovision remains a surprise, and will be revealed on 9 March 2016.
Head of the Croatian delegation Željko Mesar.
Željko Mesar, Head of delegation for Croatia, explains that there were no doubts in HRT that Nina should represent Croatia, especially after the massive number of votes (nearly one million votes) she received in "The Voice" on Croatia.
Nina Kraljić is from Lipovljani, Croatia, and is very popular in Croatia. Her career started in 2010 when she participated in the talent show "Supertalent" at Nova TV (finished 10th), but her career peaked in 2015 when she won "The Voice of Croatia" - and now her talent takes her to a much higher level: Eurovision!
The song remains a surprise. It will be a modern fresh song, and will be revealed on 9 March 2016
»My song will remain a surprise, but it's certain that it will be in my style, with a modern twist«, says Nina. Nina Meden from Universal Music adds: »We are currently recording her debut album which will not only include her first single, but also her song for Eurovision Song Contest 2016.«
Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Croatia qualified for the Grand Final 5 out of 10 times. They withdrew from Eurovision 2014 and 2015 due to financial limitations and poor results at the contest.