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Friday, 29 March 2013 15:07

Croatia: Promoting the Nation Through 'Hard Times'

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HRT, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest has been rather unsuccessful in recent years with the past three entries, two of which were selected through a public competition failing to get through to the final of the esteemed music event. This year, albeit keeping in line with an internal selection, the song was decided by a professional jury with the request from the broadcaster being a traditional genre, more commonly known in the area as Klapa. Whether this will prove successful is unknown but it is definitely different and representing a heritage which goes back hundreds of years.

Croatia will be competing in slot number #4 within the first semi-final of this years' Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Sweden with the track Mižerja performed by a group of tenors known as Klapa s Mora. The meaning behind the title in itself is quite simple because they are all from cities near the sea and therefore when translated it would read out Klapa from the Sea. Earlier today, the National Croatian Tourism Board unveiled two videos to promote the country with Mižerja but whilst one is in the national language, the other one is in English and bears the name Hard Times rather than Misery as one would have expected. The official preview video will be published on the 11th April. You may also download the ringtones of the track either in English or Croatia through the official website of the broadcaster. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news.

Source: HRT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B801bIEW9GA

Last modified on Friday, 29 March 2013 15:19