Croatia: HRT unveils the DORA 2024 competing acts

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HRT, the Croatian national broadcaster, has unveiled the Dora 2024 competing acts.

HRT received a record 203 entries for Dora 2024. A total of 24 entries will be competing at the forthcoming Croatian national selection for Eurovision 2024. We have some familiar names in the line up: Let 3 (Croatia 2023) and Damir Kedzo (Croatia 2020).

The competition is expected to be held in Opatija in February.

Dora 2024 Participants

  • A TAMBURITZA LULLABY – Alen Đuras
  • BABAROGA – Flight 3
  • BABY, BABY – Noelle
  • CAN WE TALK – Boris Štok
  • DIAMONDS – Natalie Balmix
  • TO THE MOON – Pavel
  • GASOLINE – Marcela
  • HOW DO YOU LOVE ME – Erna
  •  LYING EYES – Vinko
  • SEA – Lana Mandarić
  • THE SKY IS CRYING – James Night
  • I DON’T CRY FOR HER – Saša Lozar
  • INVINCIBLE – Barbara Munjas
  • I DON’T BELIEVE YOU – Lara Demarin
  • SINCE I’VE DREAMED OF YOU – The Splitters
  • ONE DAY – Misha
  • SMART ENOUGH – ET
  • BLUE BUTTERFLY – Lu Dedi
  • AWAKE MY LIPS – Zsa Zsa
  • SWEET TEARS, BITTER LOVE – Fire
  • GOD WILL GIVE HAPPY DAYS – Stefany Žužić
  •  SILENCE – Eugen
  • DRINK WATER TO BE SOBER – Mario Battifiaca feat. Robert Ferlin
  • BELOVED WOMAN – Damir Kedžo

The 4 Reserve acts

  • RIM TIM TAGI DIM – Baby Lasagna
  • PUT INTO PLACE – Cota G4
  •  COME BACK – Mihael Kvorka
  • DIVE DEEP – Ether

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 28 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 2023 Croatia was represented by  Let 3 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool with her entry ‘Mama SC’.

Source: HRT/ ESCToday
Photo credit: Corinne Cummings/ EBU