Croatia: Fans will have a say on the selection of songs for Dora 2023!

In a recent interview, the Head of Croatian Delegation at Eurovision Tomislav Štengl, spoke about the upcoming changes for Dora 2023, the national final of Croatia which will decide the representative of the country in Eurovision 2023.

Mr Štengl spoke about the primary goal, which is Croatia qualifying to the final for the first time since 2017, as well as increase the local interest for the contest. There have been so far 50 songs of different genres submitted, while he invites everyone interested to take part in the program, with the deadline set for November 20th.

When it comes to changes, competing songs will be published earlier this year and specifically in January, Furthermore, there will be two semi-finals and a final for Dora 2023. The biggest change is the addition of fans on the judging panel for the selection of songs. This means that the jury will be comprised of music professionals, HRT employees, as well as fans of the contest.

He emphasized that despite participation fees being raised, Croatia will be participating at Eurovision while he believes that Ukraine won Eurovision 2022 for political and emotional reasons, stating that the song will have no chance if there were different circumstances.

We remind you that Dora 2023, the national final of Croatia, will take place in February at the city of Opatija.

Croatia was represented by Mia Dimšić and the song “Guilty Pleasure, without making to the Grand Final, finishing 11th for the second time in a row.

What do you think about the changes for Dora 2023? Let us know in the comments!


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