Franka Batelić

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Franka Batelić
Franka.jpg
Franka live at Showtime
Background information
Birth name Franka Batelić
Also known as Franka, Franka K. Mak
Born (1991-07-07) July 7, 1991 (age 23)
Rijeka, Croatia
Genres Pop, rock, dance
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar,
Years active 2008–present
Labels Hit Records

Franka Batelić is a Croatian singer. She rose to fame as the winner of the first season of Showtime.

Family[edit]

Her mother Ingrid, father Damir and younger brother Nikola who is also into music - guitarist and frontman of the Storm band – currently known as the ‘youngest rock band in Labin’.[1]

Career[edit]

Her more serious music career began when she won the Showtime show in December 2007.[2] In May 2008 singing Ruža u kamenu/Rose in Stone by Miro Buljan/Boris Djurdjevic/Neno Nincevic Franka performed at the finals of the pop/rock evening of the 12th Radio Festival in Opatija, where she captured the audiences’ award. That very song was the one that had captured the hearts at the OGAE network which gathers 40 European clubs Eurosong fans and its Song Contest that Franka had won is the reason for it being held in Croatia next year.[3] Among 28 tunes, Croatia was in the lead with the British song (Take ThatRule the World) and the Sonohra band which had taken this year’s San Remo trailing behind.[4] Franka won the fourth season of Ples sa zvijezdama, a Croatian version of Dancing with the Stars.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart ranking
CRO
2009 Franka[5]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart ranking
CRO
2007 "Ovaj dan (This Day) "
Franka
-
2008 "Ruža u kamenu (Rose In The Stone) "
Franka[6]
4
2009 "Pjesma za kraj (Song For The End) "
Franka[7]
2
2009 "Možda volim te (Maybe I Love You) "
Franka
1
2009 "Moje najdraže (My Favorite) "
Franka[8]
1
2010 "Na tvojim rukama (In Your Arms) "
Franka
6
2010 "Cijeli svijet (The Whole World) "
TBA
1
2011 "On Fire"
TBA
1
2011 "Crna Duga (Black Rainbow) "
TBA
7

Articles[edit]

13, July 2009 has confirmed that Franka will be the face-guard campaign of AFC for the 2009 [9]

Awards[edit]

  • Music Award "HR Top 20" for the hope of the year.[10]
  • A nomination for "Zlatna Koogla" for new performer of year.[11]
  • A nomination for "Porin" for new performer of year.[12]
  • "14. Hrvatski radijski festival": Award based on votes by 061 phone [13]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Mario Valentić & Ana Herceg
Ples sa zvijezdama winner
Season 4 (2009 with Ištvan Varga)
Succeeded by
Nera Stipičević & Damir Horvatinčić