Eurovision 2024: Croatia’s First Rehearsal!

Closing the first half of the Semi-Final 1 – and today’s rehearsals – is Croatia with Baby Lagsana taking the stage for his first rehearsal, with his song Rim Tim Tagi Dim.

Who is Baby Lagsania?

Marko Purišić or with the stage name Baby Lasagna was born on 5 July 1995 in Umag of Croatia. He is a singer-songwriter and music producer. The artist wanted to follow his mother’s steps because she was a teacher among other family members and he expressed that he would have most likely become a teacher too if he had not decided to pursue a musical career instead. He did, however, work as a children’s assistant in elementary school for a year until quitting to study public relations in Zagreb. Baby Lagsania had previously also studied tourism and sound engineering. From 2011 to 2016 and from 2018 to 2022, Lagsania served as the guitarist for the Croatian rock band, Manntra. The band also participated in Dora 2019, securing the fourth position with the song “In the Shadows” with a total of 12 points.

Five years later he returned at Dora as a solo artist, which he won Dora and became the current representative of Croatia at the song contest. Rim Tim Tagi Dim is a self-described as a humorous song about the economic emigration of young Croatians, it was written solely by the artist in his bedroom.

The Rehearsal

Unfortunately this year, accredited journalists don’t get the chance to watch the first and second rehearsals, so we only get the information and content that the organizers officially release to the public.

The staging is quite similar to the Croatian National Selection. Baby Lasagnia wears giant frilly sleeves, a traditional costume among with make up in his eyes and a chocker. The overall performance has been polished up for Malmö Arena, the LED wall has changed but the main idea from Dora has been still there, the dancing neon cats make an appearance right at the end.

The dance moves also have changed, but there is not a major change on that. There are big smoke jets during the violin part of the song and in each chorus there are fire jets and cracker fireworks before the last bridge. Croatia’s performance was the biggest pyro display of the day by far.

Below you can watch a small clip from the Croatian first rehearsal, once it’s published on TikTok:

The second rehearsal for Croatia will be held on the 1st of May, when we will know how things will appear on screen for Baby Lagsana.

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