Damir Kedžo has revealed details of what viewers could have expected from his performance of “Divlji vjetre” at Eurovision 2020.
Croatia’s Damir Kedžo has spoken to Eurosong.hr & HRT regarding how his performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 would have been staged. Damir explained that his performance of “Divlji vjetre” would have been completely different to Dora:
We have come up with something completely different for Eurovision than performing on Dora. For the girls, we visually envisioned a blend of Moroccan and Middle Eastern style, silk dresses in earthy tones so that with the fan effect they fly everywhere around them.
We wanted to play with the lights as on Dora, but visually enhance that with the changes of light and dark. We put it this way: in the beginning a storm comes, you have to hide, what we show visually, and finally the storm comes, which we accomplish with fans and playing with lights.
When asked whether HRT had come a decision regarding whether Damir would return in 2021. Damir said that he doesn’t want to force HRT to make a decision during COVID-19. If HRT were to decide to use Dora in 2021 then he would compete if he had the right song.
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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.