Croatia will select its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on February 19.
The final of the 2022 edition of Dora will be held on February 19 in Opatija. The date of the selection has been announced today following the signing of an agreement between HRT and the City of Opatija for the organisation of HRT Days and Dora.
The agreement signed today means that Dora will remain in Opatija until 2024. Opatija has played host to the Croatian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest since 2019 and in it’s early years in the 1990s and early 2000s.
The fourteen competing acts and songs in Dora 2022 are:
- Mia Negovetić – “Forgive Me (Oprosti)”
- Mia Dimšić – “Guilty Pleasure”
- Bernarda – “Here for Love”
- Tina Vukov – “Hideout”
- Erik Vidović – “I Found You”
- Ella Orešković – “If You Go Away”
- ToMa – “In the Darkness”
- Mila Elegović – “Ljubav” (Love)
- Roko Vušković – “Malo kasnije” (A little later)
- Marko Bošnjak – “Moli za nas” (Pray for us)
- Jesse – “My Next Mistake”
- Elis Lovrić – “No War”
- Zdenka Kovačiček – “Stay on the Bright Side”
- Tia – “Voli me do neba” (Love me to heaven)
There are also four reserve songs, in case one of the acts withdraws or is disqualified. The four reserve songs are:
- Karlo Vudrić – “3AM”
- Vlatka Burić Dujmović Vyan – “Gladiator”
- Totalni Optimizam – “What If”
- Stella Scholaja – “Ghost”
Albina represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “Tick-Tock”. Despite finishing in the top ten in both the jury and public votes, she finished 11th in the first semi-final and failed to qualify for the final, continuing Croatia’s non-qualification streak.
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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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.