As has been the case in many Eurovision competitions over the past few years, Croatia will be sending one of their reality show stars to Stockholm in the hope of bringing home the bacon.
After failing to qualify for the Grand Final in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Croatia opted to sit out the competition in 2014 and 2015, so with a return in 2016, there’ll be plenty of expectation placed on the young, but experienced shoulders of Nina Kraljić.
Nina is no stranger to TV singing competitions, having previously competed on her country’s ‘Got Talent’, as well as last year’s Croatian edition of ‘The Voice’, which she won.
So will her single ‘Lighthouse’ stand up to the rigours of Eurovision competition?
It feels a little like it could have been ripped from the Ellie Goulding back catalogue in many ways; altogether decent, dramatic pop ballad and, for the first time in our Countdown To Eurovision series this year, an actual key change!
It’ll be interesting to see whether the rest of Europe votes this one through, but for now, we’ll give it neuf points.