This evening Croatia decided who will represent the country at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest, as the national final of Dora 2020 took place at the Marino Cvetkovic Hall in Opatija. Winner after an exciting voting process was Damir Kedžo with his entry Divlji vjetre.

Hosts of the show were  Doris Pincic Rogoznica, Zlata Mück Susec, Mirko Fodor and Dusko Curlic, while the show saw as special guests the ESC 2018 winner,  Netta from Israel,  and last year’s representative, Roko. A total of 16 acts competed in this year’s edition of Dora 2020 and the final winner was  determined by a combination of public and jury voting.

The 16 artists that took to the stage tonight were:

  1. Elis Lovrić – Jušto
  2. Bojan Jambrošić – Više od riječi
  3.  Edi Abazi – Coming home
  4.  Zdenka Kovačiček – Love, Love, Love
  5.  Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina – Da se ne zatare
  6.  Đana – One
  7.  Aklea Neon – Zovi ju mama
  8.  Nikola Marjanović  Let’s forgive
  9.  Lorenzo feat Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe – Vrati se iz Irske
  10.  Marin Jurić Čivro – Naivno
  11.  Lorena Bućan – Drowning
  12.  Indira – You Will Never Break My Heart
  13.  Jure Brkljača – Hajde nazovi me
  14.  Colonia – Zidina
  15.  Mia Negovetić – When it Comes to You
  16. Damir Kedžo – Divlji vjetre

The final show turned into a battle of two, as Mia Negovetić  topped the jury voting while Damir Kedžo came first in the public voting. Therefore there was a tie between the two acts, among which Damir got the ticket to Rotterdam since in this case the public vote prevails. The overall scoreboard of the national final show follows below:

Running order Artist Song Jury Public Total Position
16 Damir Kedžo “Divlji vjetre” 15 16 31 1
15 Mia Negovetić “When it Comes to You” 16 15 31 2
12 Indira Levak “You Will Never Break My Heart” 14 14 28 3
7 Aklea Neon “Zovi ju mama” 13 10 23 4
11 Lorena Bućan “Drowning” 9 11 20 5
4 Zdenka Kovačiček “Love, Love, Love” 6 12 18 6
6 Đana “One” 8 9 17 7
14 Colonia “Zidina” 12 5 17 8
5 Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina “Da se ne zatare” 2 13 15 9
13 Jure Brkljača “Hajde nazovi me!” 11 4 15 10
2 Bojan Jambrošić “Više od riječi” 5 7 12 11
8 Nikola Marjanović “Let’s Forgive” 10 2 12 12
1 Elis Lovrić “Jušto” 11 1 12 13
3 Edi Abazi “Coming Home” 3 8 11 14
10 Marin Jurić Čivro “Naivno” 4 6 10 15
9 Lorenzo, Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe “Vrati se iz Irske” 1 3 4 16

Take a look at Damir’s winning performance that gave me the ticket to Rotterdam next May: