Croatia is starting their preparations for Dora 2023. As artists prep for national final on Saturday 11th February, Jazzi speaks to Martha May. They are vying to represent Croatia in Liverpool with their song “Distance”.
Check out our interview with Martha May here!
Together, Martha May and Jazzi talk about the inspiration behind their song “Distance.” They also talk about Eurovision, Martha May’s music studies in London and who her musical inspirations are.
About Martha May
Martha May is originally from the seaside city of Split in Croatia. In 2018 Martha relocated to the United Kingdom in order to pursue her music career and further her education in the music industry. Martha has studied at the University of Chichester as well as studying a Masters at the BIMM institute in Fulham. Martha released her first single “Little Me” in 2022. Her Dora 2023 entry is written by herself.
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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Photo Credit: Little Me Records