- Vjerujem u ljubav
Infobox ESC entry
song = flagicon|Croatia "Vjerujem u ljubav"
year = 2007
country = Croatia
artist = Dado Topić, Iva Gluhak, Drago Vidaković, Branko Kužnar-Žan, Branko Badanjak
as = Dragonfly featuring
languages = Croatian, English
composer = Dado Topić
lyricist = Dado Topić
place_semi = 16th
points_semi = 54
lyrics = [http://www.diggiloo.net/?2007hr from Diggiloo Thrush]
prev = "Moja štikla"
prev_link = Moja štikla
next = "Romanca"
next_link = Romanca
The song is a rock-influenced
power ballad, written as a duet between Topić and Dragonfly lead singer Iva Gluhak.
Gluhak begins the vocal singing in Croatian and addressing her words to Topić, singing that "it's not the pain of needing you/I live and know I don't have you". Topić then responds in English that Gluhak will "never know how much I love you/You'll never know how much I need you".
The song continues in Croatian, with Topić singing that he has been hiding his pain from Gluhak for some time, and likening her to "salt in my wound". He delivers the chorus, explaining that he believes in love, which is apparently something Gluhak did not want, and that he will not let his heart wake up to reality.
Following a repeat of the English lyrics in the introduction, Gluhak then tells Topić that he lives eternally in her heart and that "for me, the world without you/Might as well not exist". At this point, the two singers return to the chorus, which features a slightly altered lyric (from "Something you didn't want" to "Just as you do") as they realise that the other one shares their feelings.
The performance featured all the musicians wearing leather clothing. Gluhak was naturally taller than Topić, but her hairstyle and high-heeled boots resulted in a considerable height discrepancy. Given the difference in age between the two singers, the effect appeared somewhat incongruous on camera, with the
BBCcommentary remarking on this fact at the end of the performance.
As Croatia had not finished the previous Contest in the top ten, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed thirteenth (following
Denmark's DQ with " Drama Queen" and preceding Poland's The Jet Setwith " Time To Party"). At the close of voting, it had received 54 points, placing 16th in a field of 28 and thus failing to qualify for the final.
Significantly, this was the first occasion on which Croatia had failed to appear in the final of a
Eurovision Song Contestsince its debut as an independent country in 1993.
*citeweb|url=http://www.diggiloo.net/?2007hr|title=2007 Croatia|author=Diggiloo Thrush|accessdate=2007-05-23
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