Croatia 2016: Nina Kraljić

Croatia: Nina Kraljić to Eurovision 2016

After two years of absence Croatia returns to Eurovision with Nina Kraljić as representative. Her song will be released on 9 March 2016

The Croatian broadcaster HRT has just revealed that Nina Kraljić will represent Croatia at Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.

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.

»It is a great honor and pleasure for us after two years of absence from Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm to be represented by Nina Kraljic - last year's winner of The Voice. Nina will perform in the first Semi-final on 10 May, and I believe in her success and trust that she can qualify for the Final on 14 May and sing in front of 200 million TV viewers. The song will be very interesting, adapted for Nina's voice and I am confident that she will represent us in the best possible way.«
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!

»Some great things happened to me in just one year, from winning The Voice of Croatia, to three Porin nominations, and now I go to Sweden to represent Croatia at Eurovision Song Contest. I will work hard on my appearance, and I hope that the results are worth the effort. The most important thing to me is to present Croatia in the best way!«
Nina Kraljić
Nina (and Jacques) singing "Euphoria" at The Voice of Croatia (Season1 - Liveshow 6)

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.«

Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest

Croatia 1999: Doris Dragovic - "Marija Magdalena"

Croatia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 21 times since it's debut in 1993. The first victory for Croatia in Eurovision is yet to come. The best result is two 4th places in 1996 (Maja Blagdan - "Sveta Ljubav") and 1999 (Doris Dragovic - "Marija Magdalena").

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.

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