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Croatia: Franka – Crazy

Croatia's Franka has finally published her Eurovision song, Crazy, which is has tinges of Alicia Keys' Fallin' and Artsvik's Fly With Me. Franka will perform in the second half of semi-final 2. The problem for Franka is that her song tries to be bold and classy while failing miserably at both. It's a wallpaper song; the sort of entry Switzerland sends and then fails to qualify. I can sort of remember the 'crazy' refrain after one listen, but the constant staccato pacing makes it sound rather disjointed and redundant after the first chorus. This type of song at least offers potential…
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Fallin'

The constant staccato pacing makes it sound rather disjointed and redundant after the first chorus. 

User Rating: 3.02 ( 33 votes)

Croatia’s Franka has finally published her Eurovision song, Crazy, which is has tinges of Alicia Keys’ Fallin‘ and Artsvik’s Fly With Me.

Franka will perform in the second half of semi-final 2.

The problem for Franka is that her song tries to be bold and classy while failing miserably at both. It’s a wallpaper song; the sort of entry Switzerland sends and then fails to qualify. I can sort of remember the ‘crazy’ refrain after one listen, but the constant staccato pacing makes it sound rather disjointed and redundant after the first chorus.

This type of song at least offers potential for dramatic staging, which something Croatia desperately needs if they are to qualify to the final. The juries should be onside – to a certain degree – but it’s the televote Croatia needs to work on. I’m not hopeful.

Will Croatia be Crazy if they don’t qualify this year? 

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16 comments

  1. Right now, i see this as a nq, very hard semi final disappointed from the snippet and the spoken interlude is horrific!

  2. The song got a modern slick production but after 20 seconds you have basically heard the entire song, the instrumentation never changes and it doesn’t have a peak.

    Also that spoken word needs.to.go.

  3. I do feel Gav you were a little generous with you’re score above, right now this is right on the edge.

  4. Catriona colville

    Can most countries just not be arsed this year? After 30 seconds I tuned out. More generic nonsense. The spoken bit is hilarious though.

  5. Decent tune that doesn’t really go anywhere I worry who will pick up the phone for this. I won’t rule it out of qualifying, but it needs others to disappoint probably. Borderline.

    • My thoughts exactly, I don’t see where the votes will come from at the minute, what’s the call to action?&

  6. I think this qualifies. It’s well peformed, with good staging potential and may stand out from the increasingly weak entries in the second half of semi 1.

    • Whaaat? Semi 1 is going to be a beast of a semi, proper bloodbath. Finland, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Armenia, Estonia, Czechia, Azerbaijan and most probably Bulgaria, Belarus, Israel. This song can’t make it an semi like this, it simply cant. If it was competing in the second semi maybe

      • With the exception of Greece, the songs that we know of in the 2nd half of the semi are no better than Croatia. Finland and Cyprus may also cancel each other out. The trends also show that the second half consistently has equal or more qualifiers than the first.

  7. Sometimes I wonder…..is it so difficult to make a song that sticks to your head?

  8. I love it. Makes for a good competition to have stuff like this. Makes it easier to put up with the bland, generic rubbish sent in by the UK and Australia.

    Maybe too subtle and left field for the majority, but with excellent staging Top10 is possible.

  9. Personally I rather like this. However, like most others on here I have reservations about how it will fare in the contest.

    The mentioned similarities to Artsvik last year are apparent. But Armenia under-performed. I can’t see televoters going crazy over Crazy and Croatia can’t fall back on diaspora support like Armenia can.

    So that leaves the juries. The song, no doubt, is quality, but I share the concerns regarding its lack development in the last 90 seconds. If juries have the same concerns, then it could struggle to get out of its semi.

    Borderline at the moment but a good effort nonetheless.

  10. i know this is good because i let it play to the end on my first visit.

  11. I think that it will get some votes from the jury and will go to the final. But there is little chance of a connection with the TV audience.

  12. I’m not certain Juries will be onboard, it’s the sort of song like Switzerland that needs a weak demo to get through and at the moment I think it will suffer a similar fate and crash out, just don’t see why a Jury or Televote will go for it when there are 18 other songs to choose from, doesn’t stand out. Until rehearsals it’s borderline at best.

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