Feminnem in Oslo (2010)
(L-R): Pamela Ramljak, Nika Antolos, Neda Parmać
|Origin||Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia|
Feminnem was a girl group from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina composed of three members. They represented both countries at the Eurovision Song Contest; Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005 (with original members Ivana Marić, Neda Parmać and Pamela Ramljak) and Croatia in 2010 (when the group consisted of Nika Antolos, Parmać and Ramljak). On February 21, 2012, Pamela, Neda and Nika decided to start solo careers and leave Feminnem and effectively disbanded the group.
Parmać was born 28 April 1985 in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia and took dance lessons from an early age. At the age of thirteen she performed as member the band Kompas. In 2004 she entered the Hrvatski Idol competition (the Croatian version of Pop Idol). Her self-confident approach and ability to improvise appealed to the audience, as best seen in her rendition of Michael Jackson's Beat It, when she continued to perform despite forgetting the lyrics. She finished third, with the show being won by Žanamari Lalić. Together with two other finalists, she went on to create Feminnem.
Ramljak was born 24 December 1979 in Čapljina, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia. She attended the Music Academy in Zagreb, and was back up vocal for Toni Cetinski and Amila Glamočak. In 2004 she was one of the finalists on Hrvatski Idol.
Formation and disbanding
The group formed in 2004 following the appearance of the three original members on Hrvatski Idol. They have produced one hit single, "Volim te, mrzim te" ("I love you, I hate you"). In 2012 the group decided to split and effectively disbanded the group.
Eurovision Song Contest
Feminnem won the right to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Ukraine with their entry "Call Me", an up-tempo pop song written and composed by Andrej Babić. They had automatic entry to the Eurosong Final, where they finished in fourteenth out of twenty-four participants.
Feminnem hoped to represent Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, Finland with the song "Navika", but they placed only ninth with 16 points. The winner was Dragonfly, featuring Dado Topić with "Vjerujem u ljubav".
Feminnem again hoped to represent Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia with the song "Poljupci u boji", but they placed third with 28 points. The winner was Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea Šušnjara with "Lijepa Tena".
Feminnem took part at the Croatian national final for the third time in 2010, hoping to represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 to be held in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway with their song "Lako je sve". Having finished only fourth in the semi-final, they nonetheless went on to win the final, receiving maximum points from both the jury and the telephone voters. They therefore succeeded in representing Croatia at Eurovision, however they failed to qualify for the final, placing thirteenth in a field of seventeen entries in semi-final two.
- Feminnem Show (2005)
- Lako je sve (2010)
- Easy to See (2010)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005
- Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010
- List of all-female bands
- "Feminnem fell apart: We decided, each of us goes her own way (Croatian)". 24sata. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
- "Croatia: Feminnem break up". ESCToday. Retrieved 2012-02-21.
- "Feminnem - Lako Je Sve (Croatia 2010) | Participant Profile | Eurovision Song Contest - Denmark 2014". Eurovision.tv. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
- "Poplight | En ny era har börjat för Feminnem | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
with "In The Disco"
|Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Hari Mata Hari
Igor Cukrov with Andrea
with "Lijepa Tena"
|Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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