The last decade hasn’t been kind to Croatia in Eurovision competition, but they’ll be hoping for a change in fortune in 2018.
Croatia was towards the bottom of the pack in 2008 and 2009, failed to qualify in 2010 to 2013 and subsequently sat out the competition in 2014 and 2015.
Jacques Houdek got them as high as 13th last year; their highest placed finish since 2006.
Buoyed by that success, the Croatians are back in 2018 and they’ve got 25 year old performer Franka Batelić going into bat on their behalf.
‘Crazy’ is the name of her track and unlike here in Australia, where we’ve not embraced our Eurovision track, Croatia sent theirs all the way to No.2 on their charts.
Franka looks every bit the pop star, purring and booming over her mid-tempo soul/pop number.
But is the song strong enough to see the Croats through to the Grand Final in 2018? We’re not so sure it is.