Moja štikla

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Croatia "Moja štikla"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country Croatia
Artist(s) Severina
Language Croatian
Composer(s) Boris Novković,
Franjo Valentić
Lyricist(s) Severina Vučković
Finals performance
Final result 12th
Final points 56
Appearance chronology
◄ "Vukovi umiru sami" (2005)   
"Vjerujem u ljubav" (2007) ►

"Moja štikla" (English translation: "My High-Heel") was the Croatian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in Croatian by Severina.

Despite Croatia's previous entry, "Vukovi umiru sami" having finished eleventh, Croatia was the beneficiary of the controversy surrounding the national final of Serbia and Montenegro, in which No Name was forced to withdraw from the Contest. Thus, there was a vacant space in the final, which went to Croatia who had finished just outside the top ten.

The song was performed twentieth on the night, following France's Virginie Pouchain with "Il était temps" and preceding Ireland's Brian Kennedy with "Every Song Is a Cry for Love". At the close of voting, it had received 56 points, placing equal 12 in a field of 24 and returning Croatia to the semi-final for their next Contest appearance.

The song itself was described in commentary as being in the turbo-folk style, with Severina singing about various chat-up attempts from local men, as well as entering into folk-influenced call-and-response lyrics with her backing singers.

The performance featured the combination of traditionally-dressed Balkan folk musicians and Severina herself in a red dress. The dress was partly removed (in a move made famous by Bucks Fizz in their performance of "Making Your Mind Up" and now almost de rigueur in the Contest) during the performance.

It was succeeded as Croatian representative at the 2007 Contest by Dragonfly featuring Dado Topić with "Vjerujem u ljubav".

The song was on Severina's 2006 extended play, Moja štikla / Moj sokole.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Croatian Top 20 Chart[1] 6

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