Following their second rehearsal yesterday, our Rory got a chance to catch up with Croatia’s Let 3 to discuss their Liverpool experience so far.
Watch our interview with Let 3 right here:
During their interview, Rory and Let 3 talked about how their rehearsals went, the meaning of “ŠČ!”, the bigger picture of their entry, and how does Eurovision experience compare to what the band have usually been doing in the band’s lifetime.
Let 3’s Eurovision Journey so far
Let 3 started their Eurovision journey when Croatian broadcaster HRT announced they would be one of the 18 contestants in DORA 2023. The band performed 16th during the show on the 11th of February with their song “Mama ŠČ!”. Following this, Let 3 absolutely dominated the results, topping the jury and the televote with considerable margins.
Let 3 are set to perform seventh during the first semi-final on the 9th of May. They will be following Ireland and preceding Switzerland, hoping to qualify for the final.
On Sunday, Let 3 performed on the Eurovision stage for their first rehearsal. You can find out more about their first rehearsal, and our thoughts on that here.
Who are Let 3?
Let 3 is a five-piece band, originally formed in the Croatian city of Rijeka. The band is made up of Damir Martinović, Zoran Prodanović, Ivan Bojčić, Dražen Baljak and Matej Zec. Let 3 is one of the most well-known bands in Croatia, forming in the late 1980s. The band is known for its shocking performances, which often involve satire and nudity. Throughout their career, the band has released ten albums – each to critical acclaim within Croatia. Their song for Eurovision 2023 – which came after winning Dora 2023 – is called “Mama ŠČ!”. The song is written by Damir Martinović and Zoran Prodanović.
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 Let 3? Do you think they will qualify for the final this year? Where would you like Croatia to finish this year? 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 cover the rehearsals of Eurovision 2023!
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