Ahead of Dora 2023 on February 11th, Shiloh interviews Krešo i kisele kiše’s lead singer Krešimir Burić. The band will perform the song “Kme Kme”.
How did you decide you wanted to become a musician? How did Krešo i kisele kiše start performing together?
I didn’t decide it. It just happened. From early childhood I listened to a lot of different types of music. When I was 10 years old I discovered punk and said, I have to have a band, and after 17 years i formed a band. Six friends with a punk diagnosis.
Do you have a favorite Eurovision memory, or a favorite song from previous years?
The entries by ABBA and Lordi.
What made you decide to participate in Dora this year?
We signed up to show something completely different and “outside” of the Eurovision Song Contest.
What was the composition process like for your song “Kme Kme”?
I was doing the facade and I heard music in my head. Crazy Story. I wrote the lyrics 7 days before DORA.
Is there anyone among your competitors who you’re most excited to see perform?
What do you think makes your song stand out from the other entries?
Our song is completely different from the others. Our song is real refreshment for Eurosong.
What can we expect to see in the live performance of your song?
It will be a real spectacle. Like a circus.
And finally, what would you like to say to listeners who may be discovering your music for the first time through Dora 2023?
Keep listening to us and come to our concert. We can get drunk together.
Dora 2023 will be held this coming Saturday, February 11th.
About Krešo i kisele kiše
Headed by Krešimir Burić, Krešo i kisele kiše (Krešo and the Acid Rain) was formed in Rijeka in 2007. They describe their music as “brass punk rock”.
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 about Krešo i kisele kiše’s song? Do they have a Dora winner on their hands? 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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