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In the spotlight: Baby Lasagna

In the spotlight: Baby Lasagna

Tomorrow is finally the day; the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place in the Malmö Arena. 15 countries compete for a spot in the final. One of them is Baby Lasagna, representing Croatia.

But who is he? Let’s give him a spotlight.

Baby Lasagna is a project, created by Marko Purišić, who was born on July 5, 1995 in Umag, Croatia.  He has a younger brother named Martin, who is also a musician.

Coming from a teachersfamily Marko 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 an elementary school for a year until quitting to study public relations in Zagreb. Purišić had previously also studied tourism and sound engineering.


From 2011 to 2016 and 2018 to 2022, Purišić was as guitarist for Manntra, a Croatian rock band. They  participated in Dora 2019,  (The national final for the Eurovision Song Contest) securing the fourth position with the song “In the Shadows” with a total of 12 points.


Following his tenure with the group, he transitioned to pursue a solo career in 2023.  On 21 October 2023, Purišić released his debut single “IG Boy” under the pseudonym Baby Lasagna . Two months later, in December 2023, his second single “Don’t Hate Yourself, But Don’t Love Yourself Too Much” was released.

Dora 2024

Baby Lasagna was on the B list for the National Song Contest in Croatia, and was told very last minute that there was a dropout and he could take the vacant spot. The rest is history; he came, saw and conquered convincingly. 


The song

Rim Tim Tagi Dim serves as the third single for Baby Lasagna’s debut solo album, “Demons and Mosquitoes“.

The song is to capture a national dilemma, as Croatia has been described as a country of emigration. More people are leaving the country than ever before. The song explores the mass exodus of young people leaving Croatia, and the effects it has on those leaving and those that are left behind.

The title Rim Tim Tagi Dim literally means nothing. Google it (I did), you won’t find a translation.
Rim Tim Tagi Dim is more of an expression of a rhythm.

Eurovision in Concert 

In Amsterdam, last april, during the Eurovision in Concert weekend, our reporter Kal spoke with Marko.

Croatia and the Eurovision Song Contest

After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, the various former states also continued independently of each other in the Eurovision Song Contest. Croatia made its debut in 1993, along with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. The country has been represented at the Eurovision Song Contest almost every year since that year. Of the countries belonging to Yugoslavia, Croatia achieved the best results in the first years. Between 1995 and 2001, with one exception, the top 10 was achieved every time. The Croats achieved their best performances in 1996 and 1999, when the country finished fourth.

Will Baby Lasagna manage to make it to the final? No doubt about that. Will he win the Eurovision Song Contest?

We’ll know on Saturday.






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