Who is Baby Lasagna? Croatia Eurovision act backed to win grand final in Malmo

Croatia's Baby Lasagna onstage during the London Eurovision Party 2024
Croatia's Baby Lasagna onstage during the London Eurovision Party 2024 -Credit:Getty Images

He's one of the hottest tips to win this year's event and Baby Lasagna will compete in Saturday night's grand finale, having become a huge hit with fans.

The singer is representing Croatia at the event in Malmo this year and is going for the country's first ever win at the annual event with his track Rim Tim Tagi Dim. The song has been generating more and more buzz since Baby Lasagna performed it at the Croatian national selection Dora and is now the clear favourite to lift the Eurovision trophy on Saturday night.

To get in the grand finale, Baby Lasagna first had to make it through the first semi on Tuesday, which he did, along with other well fancied acts like Bambie Thug from Ireland and Finland's Windows95 Man.

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After the draw for the Eurovision 2024 running order, Baby Lasagna has been given a favourable position in the line-up, will him set to perform in 23rd position out of 26.

Who is Croatia's Eurovision act Baby Lasagna?

Baby Lasagna, real name Marko Purišić, is a Croatian born singer, songwriter and producer. Coming from a musical family, Baby Lasagna's first foray into music came with rock band Manntra, who he was with from 2011 to 2016 and then again from 2018-2022.

His journey to Eurovision is a bit of an unexpected one, given that he was originally selected to take part in Dora this year and only made it in as a reserve after another act withdrew, with the story being that he got in as he was first alphabetically on the list of stand-ins.

Having ended up in the line-up, Baby Lasagna made it through the Dora semi on February 23 this year, before going onto triumph in the final a few days later.