Good evening Europe, this is Opatija calling! We are travelling all the way to the Balkans tonight for the Croatian national final- Dora 2023. Croatia will be deciding for Eurovision 2023 this evening.
How to watch the show?
You can watch the Grand Final of Dora 2023 at 20:15 CET via the following channels:
- HRT 1
- HRT webstream
- HRT Youtube Channel
About the show
Dora 2023 will be held at the Marino Cvetković Hall in Opatija, Croatia. A total of 18 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Eurovision 2023. The show will be hosted by Dusko Curlic,Mario Lipovsek and Marko Tolja.
The 2023 Croatian Eurovision entry and act will be determined via a mixed public televoting/jury deliberation.
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 Grgić – I 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
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’.
Photo credit: HRT