Franka Batelić is a Croatian singer, born in Rijeka. She has been singing since she was 3 years old, first as a soloist of the choir Minicantanti, with which she has performed at numerous festivals and events in Croatia and abroad. She won the award at the children’s festival Voci nostre twice, as well as at the Dorica festival in Osijek.
In elementary school she was a member of the Parish Choir of St. Andrew in Rabac. Franka graduated from the elementary music school for piano, and in addition to the piano, she plays the guitar.
The beginning of her serious music career is marked by the victories on the television talent show Showtime in December 2007. She was now able to sign a record contract. With the winning song “Ovaj dan”, she had a couple of mini shows. With the song “Ruža u kamenu” she participated in the festival of Opatija in 2008. A year later, she participated in Dora, the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song “Pjesmom za kraj”. It became third and also reached the #2 spot in the HR Top 20. In the same year, she won the festival of Opatija with the song “Možda volim te”.
In 2010, Franka participated in Dora again, now with the song “Na tvojim rukama” and finished 7th. The debut album, “Franka”, was due out in the first half of 2010, but was not released for unclear reasons. In May 2011, Franka released a new song “Crna duga”, one of Franka’s greatest successes. Franka performed as the opening act in Beyoncé’s show in 2013.
After 2013 she took a break but came back in december 2017 with a new song, “S tobom”. She also participated in a Russian-Ukrainian-American production of “The Great Gatsby “ ballet in 2017. She was chosen to represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Crazy”. In 2019, she reached the #1 spot in the Croatian charts with the song “Ljubav, nista više”, again with “Sve dok sanjaš” and “Samo s tobom meni Božić je”, the latter with Igor Geržina.
In July 2020, he released a new single, “Prvi Osjećaj”, which once again conquered the music charts. This song was awarded “Song of the Year”. In December 2020, her new song and video “Plan B” came out.
In March 2021, the new video “Bolji ludi” came out. The song reached the #1 spot in the Croatian charts. She released two more songs in the same year. In December, she teamed up with Sara Jo for the song “On”.