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It's a 'Rim Tim Tagi Dim' win in Croatia!

25 February 2024 at 22:39 CET
The 2024 edition of 'Dora' has its winner and Croatia has its Eurovision Song Contest entry for Malmö - it's Baby Lasagna with the song 'Rim Tim Tagi Dim'.

We've had the pleasure of experiencing an a'Dora'ble evening in Zagreb, as Croatia selected its song for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

As the Dora final played out via 16 endearing entries, we ended the evening with a winner - Baby Lasagna will represent Croatia in May with the song Rim Tim Tagi Dim

The winner of the Dora final was decided by a 50/50 combination of votes from the public and a jury. The jury was made up of 4 individual panels from 4 areas of Croatia – Osijek, Rijeka, Split and Zagreb – plus 4 individual panels from 4 countries around Europe – Germany, Iceland, Italy and Ukraine.

The song Rim Tim Tagi Dim won with a score of 321 points. This was an incredibly huge margin over the song that finished in second place - Lying Eyes by Vinko with 82 points.

 

The Baby Lasagna project was created due to the singer/songwriter's need to compose music according to his own wishes instead of according to his client's instructions. Behind the name Baby Lasagna is the young musician Marko Purišić from Umag. 

Marko uses his many years of professional composition experience to play with different genres, and his relaxed approach to music is reflected in the humour and casual nature of the lyrics. Using what he sees as the predictable arrangement standards of the music industry, Marko tries, for those who listen carefully, to convey a deeper message about the worries and sufferings of our environment. 

Baby Lasagna will try to make you laugh and entertain you, but at the same time attempt to draw your attention to the social and spiritual challenges of the individual and society. It is all, however, in the name of good fun and being carefree. 

Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Croatia made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993. Prior to this, Croatia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest as part of Yugoslavia. 

At Millstreet in May 1993, Don’t Ever Cry placed 15th out of 25 countries, receiving a total of 31 points. A modest beginning, but it was to lay the foundations for one of the most successful first-decade runs the Eurovision Song Contest has ever seen a country achieve.

Croatia went on to become one of the most competitive Eurovision participants of the ‘90s. In the 7 Contests that took place between 1995 and 2001, Croatia placed inside the Top 10 on 6 occasions.

To date, the best placing for Croatia is 4th, which it achieved in 1996 and 1999. The country has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest although the Croatian band Riva won the Eurovision Song Contest for Yugoslavia in 1989 which meant that the contest was held in Croatia's capital, Zagreb, in 1990.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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