HRT and the city of Opatija have agreed on a multi-year deal which will see the Croatian Eurovision selection Dora hosted there.
The Croatian public broadcaster HRT has agreed on a deal with the city of Optaija which will see the city host three more years of Glazbeni dani Hrvatske radiotelevizije, which Dora forms part of. The agreement extends an existing contract that saw HRT and the city agree that Dora would be hosted in the city since its return to screens in 2019.
Director of the Opatija Festival Ernie Gigante Dešković commented:
I deeply believe that it has great significance. Namely, our cooperation with HRT is really commendable and excellent and I must always point that out, so I take this opportunity to say that. Such events are very valuable and important for us because they actually put the value of those events that take place in Opatija at the national level.
Dora was used to select the Croatian Eurovision entry from the nation’s debut in 1993 until 2011. After a series of internal selections, Dora was revived in 2019.
Albina will perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 18 with the song “Tick-Tock”.
Image Source: HRT | Source: Eurosong.hr
Story updated 26/03 – 18:00 CET
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 Dragović 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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.