Croatia: Dora 2020 submission period kicks off; National final in February
The Croatian national broadcaster, has released the rules and regulations of the next edition of Dora, Croatia’s national final format to select its Eurovision entry. HRT has kicked off the submission period for intrested composers and acts.
HRT has opened the submission window for DORA 2020 which will remain open from November 5 to 15 December 5. One the submission period is completed a special HRT jury will select 16 acts that will compete in the national final. All candidate songs should be sent to the national broadcaster through an email, while one can see this year’s rules here.
The final winner will win the right to fly to Rotterdam and represenr Croatia at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The final outcome will be determined by a combination of public and jury voting.
The Story so far
Croatia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with the group Put and their entry Don’t ever cry. In 1996 Maja Blagdan and in 1999 Doris Dragovic, finished in 4th place in the Grand Final, marking the country’s best results so far in the competition.
In 2018 Croatia selected internally Franka Batelic to represent the country in Lisbon with her song Crazy. Despite her dynamic performance she failed to qualify to the Grand Final.
This year, Croatia determined its Eurovision act through the return of national selection “Dora”. Roko wone Dora 2019 and represented Croatia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry The Dream. Despite his amazing vocal performance the Croatian artist didn’t make it to the final.