Croatia: Tonight the First Semi-Final of Dora 2024!

With momentum from a rapid rise in the betting odds, Croatia kicks off tonight the process of selecting its representative for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. In a few hours from now, the first semi-final of Dora 2024 will take place in Zagreb.


The Croatian national final will be held over three separate nights, with two semi-finals on February 22 and 23, and the grand final on February 25.

Twelve artists will participate in each of the two semi-finals, with a total of sixteen artists (eight from each semi-final) earning their ticket to Sunday’s grand final. The sixteen finalists will be determined exclusively by the votes of Croatian viewers.

In the final, the artist and song representing Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden in May will be jointly selected by both the television audience and the jury. The ratio of the total points awarded by the audience and the jury will be 50-50. In the event of a tie between the audience and the jury, the song with the most votes from the audience will be the winner.

Furthermore, the jury will no longer consist solely of domestic professionals and music enthusiasts. Instead, the Croatian song for the Eurovision Song Contest will be selected by four Croatian committees (from the centers of HRT Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, and Osijek), as well as four committees from abroad. The international committees will come from Iceland, Ukraine, Italy, and Germany. Each jury will have three members and will consist of music critics, music journalists, composers, and producers.

First Semi-Final

The twelve artists participating in tonight’s first semi-final of Dora 2024 are:

  1. Noelle – Baby, Baby
  2. Mario Battifiaca feat. Robert Ferlin Vodu piti trizan biti
  3. Stefany Žužić – Sretnih dana dat’ će Bog
  4. MISHA One Day
  5. Erna – How Do You Love Me
  6. eugen Tišine
  7. Vinko – Lying Eyes
  8. Barbara Munjas Nepobjediva
  9. Let 3 – Baba Roga
  10. Lana Mandarić – More
  11. Pavel – TO THE MOON
  12. Saša Lozar – Ne plačem zbog nje

The hosts of Dora 2024 will be Duško Ćurlić, Maja Ciglenečki, and Anja Cerar.

In the first semi-final, the representative of France in Eurovision 2024, Slimane, will be a guest, performing his song “Mon Amour“.

The first semi-final of Dora 2024 starts at 21:15 and can be watched through the official website of Croatian public television by clicking HERE.

Last year, Croatia was represented by Let 3 with the song “Mama ŠČ!“. The popular Croatian band finished 13th with a total of 123 points, which marks the country’s best performance in recent years at the contest.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Croatia’s participation in Eurovision 2024 in Malmo!

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