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Vjerujem u ljubav

"Vjerujem u ljubav" was the Croatian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, performed in Croatian and English by Dragonfly featuring Dado Topić. 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 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, likening her to "salt in my wound". He delivers the chorus, explaining that he believes in love, something Gluhak did not want, that he will not let his heart wake up to reality. Following a repeat of the English lyrics in the introduction, Gluhak 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 altered lyric as they realise that the other one shares their feelings. The performance featured all the musicians wearing leather clothing. Gluhak was 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 BBC commentary 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. 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; this was the first occasion on which Croatia had failed to appear in the final of a Eurovision Song Contest since its debut as an independent country in 1993. Diggiloo Thrush. "2007 Croatia". Retrieved 2007-05-23. Diggiloo Thrush. "Croatia".

Retrieved 2007-05-23

National colours of Ukraine

The national colours of Ukraine are identified as the combination of blue and gold in that order. These colours are the same as in the flag of Ukraine; the roots of Ukrainian national colours come from before Christian times when yellow and blue prevailed in traditional ceremonies, reflecting fire and water. The most solid proof of yellow and blue colours could be traced as far as the Battle of Grunwald at which participated militia formations from various lands of the Polish-Lithuanian Union. In maps of the 19th and 20th centuries, the territories of Ukraine were coloured yellow; the "gold" is nearly always represented by a shade of yellow, as there is no distinct colour "yellow" in heraldry. There is a theory that the colors have arrived in the area of present-day Ukraine, together with the governor Prinz Władysław II Opolczyk, who established them to the princypality of rus on model of his native Upper Silesia Blue and gold are national colours of Sweden and Kazakhstan; the colours in the Ukrainian flag represent golden fields of grain under a clear blue sky, appropriate for a country known as the "bread basket" of its area.

The Ukrainian flag was light blue over yellow prior to the establishment of the Soviet Republic. Used sparingly, blue signifies air, it can be used to denote good health. Ukraine's state coat of arms feature, it represents the triune God in heaven. It appears on the Presidential standard of Ukraine. Blue coloured tridents are considered to be irregular representation by the Ukrainian Heraldry Society. In addition to the Hero of Ukraine Order, decorations that include or consist of the national colours are the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Order of Liberty, Order of Danylo Halytsky, Order of Merit, Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Shevchenko National Prize In many international team sports Ukraine, colours used for the team are yellow and blue, where the blue is a dark blue; these include National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Ukraine men's national ice hockey team, Ukraine national basketball team, Ukraine national football team, Ukraine national bandy team. The club team FC Metalist Kharkiv has adopted these colours.

Ukraine International Airlines current livery is a "Eurowhite" scheme, comprising a white fuselage with UIA titles and a Ukrainian flag. The tail is blue with yellow line across the it; this livery has been in use since the late 1990s. The tail was white with two thick blue lines, which tapered from the rear of the tail and met at point towards the front bottom