Croatia is starting their preparations for Dora 2023. As artists prep for national final on Saturday 11th February, Tim speaks to Maja Grgić. They are vying to represent Croatia in Liverpool with their song “I Still Live”.
Check out our interview with Maja Grgić here!
Together, Maja and Tim talk about the inspiration behind their song “I Still Live.” They also talk about Eurovision, as well as what we are able to expect from Maja’s performance next month in DORA.
About Maja Grgić
Maja has a huge amount of experience in music. When she was six, she made her first studio recording with the famous choir “Mali Raspjevani Dubrovnik” for the song “Sunce”. At age 14 Maja received musical training at the “Luka Sorkočević” musical school. Four years later, she became the frontwoman of Zoo Taboo winning several guitar festivals.
Since 2005 Maja switched her musical focus to Jazz in 2005 where she enrolled in Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst at Graz. Since then, she has collaborared with prominent Jazz musicians, performed in numerous TV shows, and performed in numerous festivals within Croatia and the world.
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.
What do you think of our interview with Maja Grgić? Do you think “I Still Live” will represent Croatia in Liverpool? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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Photo Credit: Maja Grgić
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