It has been just over a month since Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin Italy. Today the Live-On-Tape performances that were recorded in the event an artist could not perform in Turin have continued to be released. The next performance that was released was Mia Dimšić’s performance of their song “Guilty Pleasure”.
About Mia Dimšić
Mia Dimšić kicked off her musical career in 2014, when she was invited to tour across the US and Canada with tamburitza band Džentlmeni. After releasing a number of successful singles, her first album “Život nije siv” hit number one on the Croatian album charts in 2017, and was certified platinum. Since then, her success has continued – she now has six consecutive number ones on the Croatian singles chart!
What is a Live-On-Tape?
A Live-On Tape performance is essentially a backup performance. Last year they were used in the event that a delegation could not travel to Rotterdam. This proved to be the case for the Australian delegation in 2021, due to the strict travel restrictions in place in the country at the time. Iceland also had to use a backup performance, however instead of the one they recorded in Iceland they used rehearsal footage, recorded in Rotterdam. Iceland had to use a Live-On tape due to the fact several members of Daði & Gagnamagnið tested positive for Covid-19 during Eurovision 2021.
Watch the Other Live-On-Tape Performances
At the time of writing, you can now watch the Live-On-Tape performances for Ronela Hajati (Albania), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria), Citi Zēni (Latvia),Monika Liu (Lithuania), LPS (Slovenia), Marius Bear (Switzerland), Vladana (Montenegro), and Ochman (Poland), MARO (Portugal).
Croatia’s Eurovision Journey
Croatia has been a part of the Eurovision family since 1961, as part of Yugoslavia. Ten Croatian artists went on to represent Yugoslavia in the Contest – the most famous of which being Riva, who gave Yugoslavia its only win in 1989. The 1990 Contest was held in Zagreb as a tribute to their Croatian heritage.
Croatia debuted in the Contest as an independent nation in 1993 with the band Put and their song “Don’t Ever Cry”. Since then, Croatia has gone on to score as high as 4th place in 1996 and 1999. Last year, Mia Dimšić won Dora 2022 to represent Croatia at the Contest in Turin with her song “Guilty Pleasure”. However, at the close of voting, Mia failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 11th place with a total of 75 points.
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News Source: EBU/HRT
Photo Credit: EBU/Corinne Cumming