Its the last show before our Christmas All Stars specials, and we’ve come full circle to bring you new music from 2022 hosts Italy. Another lucky listener gets to bag a prize and hear their fan favourite too, plus we take a quick trip to Croatia for the triple play. All that and the latest contest news for you…
This Weeks Highlights
Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 27 times since making its debut at the 1993 contest. Their entry has since 1993, excluding from 2012 to 2018, been selected at the Dora pop festival. Croatia’s best result in the contest is a fourth-place finish in 1996 and 1999. They achieved six top ten results in seven years, with Magazin and Lidija sixth (1995), Maja Blagdan fourth (1996), former Magazin member Danijela Martinović fifth (1998), Doris Dragović (who was 11th for Yugoslavia in 1986) fourth (1999), Goran Karan ninth (2000), and Vanna tenth (2001). Since then, Croatia has failed to reach the top ten. Croatia failed to reach the final for four years in succession (2010–2013), before choosing to not participate in 2014 and 2015. They returned and reached the final in both 2016 and 2017, before again failing to reach the final for four consecutive contests (2018–2022). In total, Croatia has failed to reach the final in 9 of the last 13 contests it has entered.
Daria Kinzer is a Croatian-Austrian singer who represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Kinzer won the national selection on 5 March with her entry “Celebrate”, and took part in the first semifinal night of the Contest finishing at 15th place. She has also recorded a German version of the “Celebrate” song, entitled “Diese Nacht”.
Kinzer was born in to a Croatian mother and German father, but she also speaks Croatian.
|1||She Got Me||Luca Hanni||2019 Switzerland|
|2||Wer Liebe Lebt||Michelle||2001 Germany|
|3||Lijepa Tena||Igor Cukrov Feat. Andrea||2009 Croatia|
|4||Nostalgija||Magazin and Lidija||1995 Croatia|
|6||Golden Boy||Nadav Guedj||2015 Israel|
|7||Desfolhada portuguesa||Simone de Oliveira||1969 Portugal|
|8||Sbagliata Ascendente Leone||Emma Marrone||2022 Non Contest|
|9||Mum||Polina Smolova||2006 Belarus|
|10||Fade To Black||Nadir Rustamli||2022 Azerbaijan|
|11||Let Me Fly||Debbie Scerri||1997 Malta|
|12||Love Will Set You Free||Engelbert Humperdinck||2012 United Kingdom|
|13||Not Alone||Aram MP3||2014 Armenia|
|14||A Chaque Pas||Jonatan Cerrada||2004 France|
|15||Eg A Lif||Eythor Ingi||2013 Iceland|