Danijela Neka Mi Ne Svane
"Neka mi ne svane" ("May the dawn never come") was the Croatian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, performed in Croatian by Danijela.
The song is a dramatic ballad, often described as the archetypal "Balkan Ballad" by fans, with Danijela wishing that she will "cease to exist" rather than live another day without her lover. The song begins quietly, with only Danijela's voice heard, but swells to a climax with backing vocals and light instrumentation. Memorable in her performance is when Danijela removes the black cape she wears to reveal the white evening dress beneath it and the audience starts to applause.
It is generally regarded as one of the stronger entries from the successor states of Yugoslavia.