HRT, the Croatian broadcaster have announced that the country's final to select the next representative for the Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 23rd February 2008 in Opatija just like last year.
Although HRT usually announces the semi finals' dates as well, no such announcement was made this year. Instead, a series of six special shows preceding the final have been scheduled for January and February. Partner site www.eurovision-croatia.com reports that the Ususret Dori shows (Towards Dora) will take place on 12, 19, 26 January and 2, 9 and 16 February.
That could possibly mean that these shows will serve as more than preview shows for the presentation of the songs. Croatian HoD Aleksandar Konstadivov told eurovision-croatia.com that HRT are still in discussions and a final decision is yet to be made.