Croatia: HRT unveils the DORA 2023 competing acts

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HRT, the Croatian national broadcaster, has unveiled the names of the competing acts at the forthcoming Croatian national selection of Dora 2023.

A total of 18 acts will compete at the 2023 Croatian national final- Dora 2023 which is scheduled to be held on Saturday 11 February. HRT received 196 entries for Dora 2023, a special committee selected the competing entries.

The competing acts

  • Damir Kedžo – Angels and Demons
  • Meri Andraković – Bye Bye Blonde 
  • Martha May – Distance
  • Tajana Belina – Dom 
  • Đana – Free fallin’
  • Boris Štrok – Grijeh
  • Maja GrgićI still live
  • Patricia Gasparini – I will wait
  • Krešo i Kisele Kiše – Kme kme
  • Eni Jurišić – Kreni dalje
  • The Splitters – Lost and Found
  • Yogi – Love at first sight
  • Let 3 – Mama šč!
  • Detour – Master blaster
  • Hana Mašić – Nesreća
  • Harmonija Disonance – Nevera (Lei, lei)
  • Barbara Munjas – Putem snova
  • Top of the Pops ft. Mario 5reković – Putovanje

Damir Kendzo is back in Dora, he was set to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2020, but the contest got cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Croatia in Eurovision

Croatia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with the six member group Put and their entry Don’t ever cry, and is yet to win the event. The Balkan country’s best results in the competition were achieved in 1996 (Maja Blagdan) and 1999 (Doris Dragovic), when it placed 4th in the Grand Final.

The country has competed 27 times in the contest and has not been very lucky in the competition in recent years, with its last top 10 finish in 2001.

In 2022 Croatia was represented by Mia Dimsic  at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with her entry ‘Guilty Pleasure’.

Source: HRT
Photo credit: Corinne Cummings/ EBU