Croatia is continuing their preparations for Dora 2023. As artists prep for their national finals on Saturday 11th February, Rosie speaks to Eni Jurišić. She is vying to represent Croatia in Liverpool with her song “Kreni dalje”.
Check out our interview with Eni Jurišić here!
Together, Eni and Rosie talk about the meaning of her song “Kreni dalje”, her recent successes in the Croatian music industry, her favourite Eurovision songs and her preparations for Dora.
About Eni Jurišić
Eni Jurišić rose to fame after competing on the second season of The Voice Hvratska, and her career has been going upwards ever since! Her first single, “Prije nego nestane”, debuted in the top 10 in the Croatian music charts, with “Ljetni blues” and “Do ludila” also achieving success. Most recently, her song “Trebaš li me” stayed at number one in the Croatian charts for 19 weeks, and won two prizes at the Cesarica Awards.
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 Eni Jurišić? Do you think “Kreni dalje” 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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