It has been widely reported for weeks now in the Croatian media that Croatia would likely most likely select Nina Kraljić as their entry for 2016. It came as no surprise then that Kraljić, winner of Season One of the Croatian version of The Voice (Najljepši glas Hrvatske), was announced earlier today as the Croatian pick.
Croatia have had mixed fortunes at Eurovision. In the 90s and early 00s they racked up six top ten finishes with their best result being in 1999 when Doris Dragović came fourth with song ‘Marija Magdalena’. However in the recent past, since 2010 they have failed to qualify from the semi final every year they competed. Croatia took a break from Eurovision for the last two years but are set to make a return now in 2016.