Damir Kedžo has won Dora 2020 and will represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song “Divlji vjetre”.
The twenty-first edition of Dora took place tonight in Opatija. Sixteen acts competed to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in the Netherlands. The show was hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Mirko Fodor, Zlata Mück Sušec and Doris Pinčić Rogoznica. Roko Blažević, who represented Croatia in last year’s Eurovision Song Contest was a guest performer during the show. Vinko Ćemeraš, Filip Rudan, Albina Grčić and Bernarda Bobovečki, the finalists of the latest season of The Voice Hrvatska, also performed during the interval.
The winner was determined by 50% jury voting and 50% public televote. The jury vote was be determined by three person juries across Croatia. The jurors were based in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Čakovec / Varaždin. Each jury was formed of one HRT member, one HDS member and one HGU member. The public were able to vote by phone or SMS during a ten minute window.
The results were are as follows (jury + public vote):
- Elis Lovrić – Jušto 12 points (11 + 1) 13th
- Bojan Jambrošić – Više od riječi 12 points (7 + 5) 11th
- Edi Abazi – Coming Home 11 points (3 + 8) 14th
- Zdenka Kovačiček – Love, Love, Love 18 points (6 + 12) 6th
- Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina – Da se ne zatare 15 points (2 + 13) 9th
- Đana – One 17 points (8 + 9) 7th
- Aklea Neon – Zovi ju mama 23 points (13 + 10) 4th
- Nikola Marjanović – Let’s forgive 12 points (10 + 2) 12th
- Lorenzo feat Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe – Vrati se iz Irske 4 points (1 + 3) 16th
- Marin Jurić Čivro – Naivno 10 points (4 + 6) 15th
- Lorena Bućan – Drowning 20 points (9 +11) 5th
- Indira – You Will Never Break My Heart 28 points (14 +14) 3rd
- Jure Brkljača – Hajde nazovi me! 15 points (11 + 4) 10th
- Colonia – Zidina 17 points (12 + 5) 8th
- Mia Negovetić – When it Comes to You 31 points (16 + 15) 2nd
- Damir Kedžo – Divlji vjetre 31 points (15 + 16) 1st
When the results were revealed, there was a tie for first place between Mia Negovetić and Damir Kedžo. As Damir got a higher score from the public vote, he was deemed the winner.
Damir Kedžo will perform in the first half of the first semi-final on May 12.
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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.