Tick-Tock (Albina song)

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National selection

HRT allowed artists and composers to submit their entries for Dora 2021 between 26 October 2020 and 10 December 2020 for the selection of their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. [1] On 15 December 2020, Albina was announced as one of the fourteen participants in Dora 2021 with the song "Tick-Tock". [2] In the final, held on 13 February 2021, she won the televote and jury vote, placing first with 198 points and thus earned the right to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. [3]

In Rotterdam

The song was performed in Ahoy during the first semi-final on 18 May 2021 but did not qualify for the final. Doing so it became the first non-qualifier in Eurovision history to place in the top 10 with both televote and juries without making it to the final. [4]

Commercial performance

"Tick Tock" debuted atop the HR Top 40 chart, giving Grčić her first number-one single in Croatia. [5] It marked her second entry on the chart, after "Imuna na strah". "Tick Tock" also debuted atop of all five regional charts of the HR Top 40. [5]

Track listing

"Tick-Tock"
Albina -Tick-Tock.jpg
Single by Albina
Released13 February 2021
Length3:00
Label Universal Music Croatia
Songwriter(s)
  • Branimir Mihaljević
  • Max Cinnamon
  • Tihana Buklijaš Bakić
Producer(s) Branimir Mihaljević
Albina singles chronology
"No More Tears"
(2021)
"Tick-Tock"
(2021)
"La La Love"
(2021)
Music video
"Tick-Tock" on YouTube
Digital download [6]
No.TitleLength
1."Tick-Tock"3:00
2."Tick-Tock" (Dora Version)3:00
3."Tick-Tock" (Local Version)3:00
4."Tick-Tock" (Instrumental Version)3:00

Charts

Chart performance for "Tick-Tock"
Chart (2021)Peak
position
Croatia (HR Top 40) [7] 1
Lithuania (AGATA) [8] 48
Netherlands (Single Tip) [9] 24

Release history

Release history and formats for "Tick-Tock"
RegionDateFormatLabelRef.
Various13 February 2021 Universal Music Croatia [6]

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