Croatia will be competing in the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Croatian broadcaster HRT has confirmed that they will be participating in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. This is following their intent to participate, which was revealed just after the 2018 contest. No further details on how they will select their participant has been released, however they have opted for internal selection for the past few years.
Croatia was represented by Franka at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. With her song “Crazy”, she finished in 17th place in the semi-final.
The provisional list of participating countries is now up to 37, with more confirmations expected within the next few months. Countries such as Armenia, Australia, Hungary, and Moldova all participated in the 2018 contest, but haven’t made any statements regarding their 2019 participation.
Croatia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, they were one of three countries to debut in the contest that year. Croatia’s best result came in 1999 when Doris Dragovic finished 4th in Jerusalem. She performed the song “Marija Magdalena” which scored a total of 118 points, this included 12 points from Slovenia and Spain. Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.