Franka Batelić (born 7 June 1992), also known as Franka, is a Croatian singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as the winner of the first season of Showtime. She will represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Crazy”.

Franka Batelić was born on June 7, 1992, in Rijeka, Croatia, the daughter of Ingrid and Damir Batelić. Batelić has a younger brother named Nikola who is the guitarist of the Labin-based band “Storm”. Batelić began singing at age three, initially singing as a soloist with the “Minicantanti” choir and also sang in the church choir of St. Andrew Catholic parish in Rabac. After finishing high school, Batelić spent several semesters at the Berklee College of Music and later enrolled at the Zagreb School of Law. Batelić auditioned for the first series of Showtime in 2007, singing “Come saprei” by Giorgia for judges Jacques Houdek, Ivana Husar and Boris Banović. Batelić defeated Marijo Ponjavić, Mijo Lešina, and Artemija Stanić to win the competition on 22 December 2007, receiving the highest amount of casted televotes in the final. As a prize for winning, Batelić signed a recording contract with the record label Hit Records. Batelić’s winner single “Ovaj daj” was released officially on November 14, 2007.

On November 27, 2017, Batelić confirmed via social media that she will release her comeback single “S tobom” on December 4, 2017. The song was first played on Nives Čanović’s 385 Show on Narodni radio on 4 December with Batelić interviewed live. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Sandra Mihaljević and Igor Ivanović and premiered on RTL Televizija’s HR Top show on 10 December 2017. It was announced on 13 February 2018 that Batelić will represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal with the song “Crazy”.


[Verse 1]
You make me feel
You got me deep inside this love
You make my heart go
When I saw your eyes, boy
You’re just like a movie, black and white
You make me go straight out of my mind[Pre-Chorus 1]
I swear that I, I would remember
Roses, and horses, and the rain
Make it forever and I-I-I-I go[Chorus]
Go crazy for your love
Go crazy for you love
I love you for this love knows no reason, no games
Just like Bonnie and Clyde, we walk the road together
No fear, no breaks

[Verse 2]
You light up my world
No, I need no diamond or pearls, not that kind of girl
Over the moon
I’ll be your queen and I’ll be your fool

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Say you’ll remember the
Roses, and horses, and the rain
Make it forever and I-I-I go

Go crazy for your love
Go crazy for you love

Ain’t no running, no turning back
Now I’m caught in your web
Is it real, I keep asking myself
Sweet fantasy, I can’t help, can’t hide it
I’m shooting across the sky

I’m crazy for your love
Crazy, I’ll go crazy, I’ll go crazy

May we meet again!

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