Tonight: Dora 2007 first semi final!

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Tonight at 21.10 CET, on Croatian national broadcaster HRT's Channel 1, the first of two semi-finals of this year's Croatian Eurovision Song Contest pre-selection, Dora will begin. The juries� votes will be shown on screen, and will be updated regularly here. The other 50% of the votes will be decided by televoting at the end of the show, and Boris Novković will perform as interval act.

Dora 2007 will be hosted by Duško Ćurlić and Mirko Fodor, who will be accompanied by Iva Šulentić, Barbara Štrbac, Iva Jerković and Nikolina Pišek. Sixteen acts are competing in all tonight and eight of them will be selected to proceed to the final.

The songs in tonight's show are as follows:

1. Angels- Male vjestice
2. Alen Vitasović- Sve bi za nju da
3. Ivana Radovniković- Samo probaj
4. Ibrica Jusić- Nikad zaboravljena
5. Naim Ayra- Još sam uvijek tvoj
6. Luka Ni�etić- Pusti me u san
7. Klapa Maslina- Gitara i čaša vina
8. Marko Tolja- Deja vu
9. Feminnem- Navika
10. Esmeralda Kresina- Malo za uvijek
11. Lana Klingor- Gravitacija
12. Kraljevi ulice & Sandra Bagarić- Pjesma za novčić
13. Milan Terze- Ljubavnica
14. Dragonfly feat. Dado Topić- Vjerujem u ljubav
15. Voljen Grbac & Vivien Galleta- Riječ dvije
16.
Giuliano- Pismom te ljubi milijun mandolina

As reported by our partner site Eurovision-croatia there has been a change in the line up of the second semi final. Siniša Vuco was disqualified and has been replaced by Danijela Pintaric who will be performing Moj svijet.

The show will be broadcast live on TV and radio and it is possible there might be live streaming as well. Please check for a webcast here as the show begins .(external link)

Due to Severina's 13th place in Athens last May, Croatia will have to take part in the semi-final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest on 10th May in Helsinki.

LIVE COVERAGE

1. Angels- Male vjestice

Five women singing rockish schlager with a dose of drums, singers were slightly off key.

2. Alen Vitasović- Sve bi za nju da

A catchy song now in Istrian dialect, established performer accompanied by backing singers.

3. Ivana Radovniković- Samo probaj
Jazz-style song, a strong vocal performance by Ivana.

4. Ibrica Jusić- Nikad zaboravljena
Ibrica and his famous dog Archie in the background as usual, interesting lyrics, but perhaps the song is not catchy enough to qualify.

5. Naim Ayra- Još sam uvijek tvoj
Time for one more ballad. Naim performs accompanied by 2 female backing singers, one male on guitar, voice good but not outstanding.

6. Luka Ni�etić- Pusti me u san
Another ballad follows suit, Luka does very well in general. He is accompanied by 2 female dancers and 3 backing singers. This is a sad song with sentimental lyrics.

7. Klapa Maslina- Gitara i čaša vina
A traditional song all the way now traditional croatian costumes and all. A folk song that would appeal to a more mature audience.

8. Marko Tolja- Deja vu
A complete change in rhythm and dress now.This one is sort of jazzy, Luka singing in formal suit and tie with 2 male and 1 female backing singers on stools. There are also two male dancers to complete the picture. Unfortunately towards the end they key was lost.

9. Feminnem- Navika
Feminnem now, each girl in different brightly coloured mini dress. The song is a schlagery one with a jazzy bit at the end that has didn't come out too well as the group went slightly off key.

10. Esmeralda Kresina- Malo za uvijek
Esmeralda enters now, her song is a ballad, not too catchy, she is slightly off key as well but not as bad as Angels and Femminem.

11. Lana Klingor- Gravitacija
Lana, all dressed in white top hat and tails, 2 huge white guitars with dancers , 3 backing singers. Lana's song is jazzy and she delivers a good solid performance.

12. Kraljevi ulice & Sandra Bagarić- Pjesma za novčić
One more opera singer trying for the Eurovision Song Contest now.The song is very catchy, a sing-along tune for all ages, it could easily be a weedding song. Sandra performs to perfection, accompanied by an accordion player, a guitarist, a double base player and a squeezebox player in top hats. That one could do well.

13. Milan Terze- Ljubavnica
Another ballad, a sad one too. Milan is dressed in black accompanied by 3 backing singers

14. Dragonfly feat. Dado Topić- Vjerujem u ljubav
And a little bit of schlager rock by the famour rocker Dado.There are 4 guitar players on stage together with Dado and the female singer. Good, strong vocal performances by both.

15. Voljen Grbac & Vivien Galleta- Riječ dvije
Voljen is an opera singer as well, delivers a good performance of this strong ballad, there is a woman playing the harp. Voljen in black, the female singer in black and white, they are accompanied by two dancers.

16. Giuliano- Pismom te ljubi milijun mandolina
Last to perform is Giuliano. In jeans, white shirt, black tie and black tank top! This is a pop rock tune in the Dalmatian dialect. There are 4 backing singers. The song is not catchy enough.

And the eight qualifiers are:

Kraljevi ulice & Sandra Bagarić- Pjesma za novčić
Giuliano- Pismom te ljubi milijun mandolina
Feminnem- Navika
Lana Klingor- Gravitacija
Luka Ni�etić- Pusti me u san
Dragonfly feat. Dado Topić- Vjerujem u ljubav
Marko Tolja- Deja vu
Klapa Maslina-Gitara i čaša vina

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