Nebo (Nina Badrić song)

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"Nebo"
Single by Nina Badrić
from the album NeBo
Released 22 February 2012 (2012-02-22)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop
Length 4:01
3:00 (Eurovision Version)
Label Aquarius Records
Writer(s) Nina Badrić
Nina Badrić singles chronology
"Dat će nam Bog"
(2011)
"Nebo"
(2012)
Croatia "Nebo"
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry
Country Croatia
Artist(s) Nina Badrić
Languages Croatian
Composer(s) Nina Badrić
Lyricist(s) Nina Badrić
Finals performance
Semi-final result 12th
Semi-final points 42
Appearance chronology
◄ "Celebrate" (2011)   
"Mižerja" (2013) ►

"Nebo" (Croatian pronunciation: [nêbo], English translation: "Heaven" or "Sky") is a song by Croatian singer-songwriter Nina Badrić. It was the Croatian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. The song is also included on her seventh album also titled NeBo and it serves as the album's fourth single.

Background[edit]

On 10 January 2012, Nina Badrić was announced by the Croatian Radiotelevision as the Croatian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[1] Elizabeth Homsi, the head of the Entertainment Department at HRT, explained that they were searching for a strong and quality vocal and urban genre, and that is the reason why they chose Nina.[2][3] Speaking about the selection, Nina said, "That's a honour and a challenge for me."[3]

Production[edit]

Nina Badrić wrote and produced the song for her seventh album NeBo. The song was shortened for Eurovision and it was announced on Dora 2012 to represent Croatia. An English version of the song is going to be recorded, but Nina confirmed that she will sing in Croatian for Eurovision.[4]

Release and promotion[edit]

"Nebo" was released on iTunes and Amazon on 22 February 2012. Before all promotions, Nina is going to vocal cord surgery. She will embark on a regional promotional tour after Eurovision to promote the single and the album.[5]

Eurovision Song Contest 2012[edit]

The song was performed in the second semi-final and finished in 12th place, thus missing out on qualifying for the grand final. Despite this the song has over 2,072,747 views on YouTube as of 2013 February.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nebo" (Eurovision 2012) – 3:00
  2. "Nebo" – 4:01

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Croatia 18 February 2012 Radio premiere Aquarius Records
Australia[8] 22 February 2012 Digital download
Canada[9]
Croatia[10]
Denmark[11]
Finland[12]
France[13]
Greece[14]
Italy[15]
Ireland[16]
Mexico[17]
Netherlands[18]
New Zealand[19]
Norway[20]
Portugal[21]
Spain[22]
Sweden[23]
Switzerland[24]
United States[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (2012-01-10). "Nina Badric to represent Croatia in Baku!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  2. ^ Kri., I. (2012-01-10). "Nina Badrić represents Croatia on Eurovision! (Croatian)". Index.hr. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  3. ^ a b Šarić, Jelena (2012-01-10). "Nina Badrić goes to Eurovision: I feel like a national representation (Croatian)". Večernji list (Styria Media Group). Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Nina Badrić: Koliko vidim slozili smo se vi I ja na nevidjeno oko jezika odmaa:)Slazem se s vama.Domace je domace!". 2012-03-11. 
  5. ^ Sever, Marijanja (2012-02-25). "Nina: My voice broke, that's why I'm going to a surgery, but I'm not scared (Croatian)". Jutarnji list (Europapress Holding). Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  7. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
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  9. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  10. ^ "Nina Badrić - Nebo (Eurovision 2012)". Cedeterija. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  11. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  12. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  13. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  14. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  15. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  16. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  17. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  18. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  19. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  20. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  21. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  22. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  23. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  24. ^ "Nebo (Eurovision 2012) - Single". iTunes Store. Apple. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-28.