Mižerja to be the Croatian entry in Malmö

Mižerja to be the Croatian entry in Malmö
Nina Badric was the Croatian representative in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest..Photo: Elke Roels (EBU)
Zagreb, Croatia -

The title of the Croatian entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will be Mižerja, broadcaster HRT has revealed today. The search is now on to find a suitable artist to perform the song in Malmö.

As previously reported, the Croatian entry for 2013 will be a traditional Klapa song. The successful composer from those who submitted entries to HRT is Goran Topolovec from Duga Resa.

This was decided by a special committee who listened to all of the songs entered, amongst whom was 1996 Eurovision Song Contest winner Eimear Quinn from Ireland.

A reserve entry has also been chosen, this is called Cili Svit Za Bili Cvit from Miroslav Buljan of Zagreb.

The next stage of the process is to find the artist(s) to perform Mižerja in the Eurovision Song Contest. The same panel who chose the song from the submissions will also judge who best fits with the song and the track should be recorded in early February according to HRT.

More about Klapa music

Klapas are traditional Croatian songs which will generally celebrate love, wine, the country, and the sea. A klapa group consists usually of a first tenor, second tenor, a baritone, and bass, Klapas are usually performed acapella, but it is quite common for a gentle guitar or a mandolin to be added. The tradition of klapas is still very popular in Croatia and even some parts of the United States,and new compositions are being made regularlay and klapa festivals are still held.

Klapa performers are generally either all male or all female, but rarely the two mixed together generally.


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  • Posted on 10 February 2013 at 00:00
    As far as I heard, this song Mižerija will criticize bad croatian goverment. It will show Europe real face of Croatia. The best thing about it is that croatian goverment will be trolled! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 January 2013 at 21:41
    I am from Croatian and I hope that this year the Croatian be better on eurovision song contest but i dont know how klapa help us to get more points report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 January 2013 at 13:54
    @tommy2215 It worked quite well for the UK ("It's My Time" -- I still prefer the twins' version).

    And the following year, of course, the Dutch had a number of interesting versions of "Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-li)" before plumping for Sieneke. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17 January 2013 at 21:19
    verry happy ;)
    it will be great!
    just too say...it will not be the tradicional klapa song..
    the will be based on klapa style but it will be love pop song.
    Mižerija! <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 22:09
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 21:54
    Eduu_Argentine- no, it wont be Franka or Jelena Rozga this year

    HelloThereEurope- nope. It wont be anything like Moja štikla.

    It should be something like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc5Elp2WZcY

    You like it? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 19:24
    Sounds interesting. Can't wait to hear that song! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 17:35
    I hope its just like Moja Stikla from 2006! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 14:11
    Nice! I just hope they will send a great song like last year! =)
    I don't know if they fits but I want to see Jelena Rozga or Franka!! ♥ I just wanna listen the song.
    Good Luck Hrvatska!! =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 12:27
    That will be awesome, Slovenia loves Croatians klapas :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 12:03
    That was I thought also:)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 16 January 2013 at 11:27
    It seems a bit strange to decide the song before the artist. report to the moderator