HRT, the Croatian national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Croatia compete at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Croatia is yet to decide on the format it will use to select its Eurovision entry and act for Lisbon. More details will be released in due course.
In 2017 Croatia went internal in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Kyiv. Jaques Houdek had the honour to fly the Croatian flag at ESC 2017 with his entry My friend.
Croatia in Eurovision
Croatia joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with Put and is yet to win the contest. The country achieved its best results in the contest in 1996 (Maja Blagdan) and 1999 (Doris Dragovic) when it placed 4th in the Grand Final.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 8, 10 and 12 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The deadline for broadcasters to officially apply for Eurovision 2018 concludes by mid September. Hereafter, countries have a grace period to confirm their participation or withdraw their application without a penalty.
The final list of the 2018 Eurovision participating countries is expected to be released by the EBU later during the year.