Croatia: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2023 Entry “Mama Šč!” (video)

Last Saturday, the national final of Croatia, Dora 2023, concluded for another year, in which Let 3 won both the televote and the jury vote! So the next representative of the country for Eurovision 2023 will be Let 3 with the song “Mama Šč!“.

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the live performance for the country’s participation in the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Rossopoulos Thanasis, Bogiannos Apostolos and Gialetzi Stella in a Reaction video, with detailed commentary on Croatia’s participation, for 2023!

Below you can enjoy the live performance of Let 3 in Dora 2023:

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Croatia: The songs of Dora 2023 will be released on January 12!

According to the producer of the Croatian national final, Tomislav Štengl , the nominated songs of Dora 2023 will be heard for the first time through the radio show The World of Discography and Zlatko Turkalj, on January 12th .

Then all the videos that Croatian TV received from the creators will be released through Dora‘s YouTube channel.

From Saturday January 14th and for four weeks, the show Ususret Dori 2023 with Mija Negovetić will be broadcasted , during which this year’s finalists will present themselves, sing and answer questions from the audience.

Guests on the first show will be Detour, Tajana Belina, The Splitters, Patricia Gašparini and Harmonija dissonance .

The final of Dora 2023 will take place on Saturday, February 11, with the voting process not showing any changes. The winner will be determined by both the jury and the television audience with a percentage of 50% each.

The 18 artists who will compete to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2023 are as follows:

  • Damir Kedžo  –  “Angels and Demons”
  • Meri Andraković  –  “Bye Bye Blonde”
  • Martha May  –  “Distance”
  • Tajana Belina  –  “Dom”
  • Đana  –  “Free Fallin”
  • Boris Štok  –  “Grijeh”
  • Maja Grgić  –  “I Still Live”
  • Patricia Gasparini  –  “I Will Wait”
  • Krešo I Kisele Kiše  –  “Kme Kme”
  • Eni Jurišić  –  “Kreni Dalje”
  • The Spitters  –  “Lost & Found”
  • Yogi  –  “Love At First Sight”
  • Let 3  –  “MAMA ŠČ!”
  • Detour  –  “Master Blaster”
  • Hana Mašić  –  “Nesreća”
  • Harmonija Dissonance  –  “Nevera (Lei, Lei)”
  • Barbara Munjas  –  “Putem Snova”
  • Top of the Pops feat. Mario 5reković  –  “Putovanje”

Last year Croatia was represented by  Mia Dimšić with the song “Guilty Pleasure” , but she failed to qualify for the Grand  Final, finishing in 11th place  in the First Semi-Final for the second time in a row:

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Croatia: Dora 2023 will take place on February 11 | The day will be a Super Saturday of national finals!

A few days ago HRT the public broadcaster of Croatia, published the names of the artists that are going to participate in Dora 2023, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2023.

In contrast with their initial announcement, Dora 2023 will take place with just one show, the show of the Grand Final with 18 participants chosen from a jury among the 196 songs submitted:

  • Damir Kedžo – “Angels and Demons”
  • Meri Andraković – “Bye Bye Blonde”
  • Martha May – “Distance”
  • Tajana Belina – “Dom”
  • Đana – “Free Fallin”
  • Boris Štok – “Grijeh”
  • Maja Grgić – “I Still Live”
  • Patricia Gasparini – “I Will Wait”
  • Krešo I Kisele Kiše – “Kme Kme”
  • Eni Jurišić – “Kreni Dalje”
  • The Spitters – “Lost & Found”
  • Yogi – “Love At First Sight”
  • Let 3 – “MAMA ŠČ!”
  • Detour – “Master Blaster”
  • Hana Mašić – “Nesreća”
  • Harmonija Disonance – “Nevera (Lei, Lei)”
  • Barbara Munjas – “Putem Snova”
  • Top of the Pops feat. Mario 5reković – “Putovanje”

Earlier today, the organisers revealed the exact date of the national final and this is February 11th in the city of Opatija.

Dora 2023 will not be the only national final that is going to take place in that day, as five more national finals and two qualifying rounds will be broadcasted in the same evening, in a Super Saturday! In detail, these will be:

  • 🇸🇪 Melodifestivalen Heat 2
  • 🇱🇹 Papandom iš Naujo Second Semi-Final
  • 🇩🇰 Dansk Melodi Gran Prix 2023 Final
  • 🇮🇹 Festival di Sanremo 2023 Final
  • 🇲🇹 MESC 2023 Final
  • 🇪🇪 Eesti Laul 2023 Final
  • 🇭🇷 Dora 2023 Final
  • 🇷🇴 Selecția Națională 2023 Final

The previous winner of Dora and Croatia’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Mia Dimšić with the song “Guilty Pleasure“, but she didn’t manage to qualify for the grand final, ending up in 11th place of the first semi-final for the second year in a row:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Croatian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!


Croatia: The participants of Dora 2023 have been announced!

Croatia’s national broadcaster HRT has announced the artists who will compete in Dora 2023, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2023.

From a total of 196 submitted songs, a jury consisting of Željko Mesar, Zlatko Turkalj, Robert Urlić, Ema Gross, Igor Geržina, Željen Klašterka, Ivan Horvat, Tomislav Krizmanić and Dražen Miocić selected 18 entries to compete to represent the country on February 11 and 4 more as back-up.

Among them, as it was already revealed, is Damir Kedžo, who was the winner of Dora 2020 and would have represented the country in the competition had the event not been cancelled. It is also worth noting that the composer of Hana Mašić‘s song Accident is Darko Dimitrov, a distinguished songwriter with a plethora of Eurovision and National Finals entries in the Balkan countries.

The participants of Dora 2023 are:

  13. MAMA ŠČ! – LET 3

In the event that one/some of the above participants do not compete, the following have been appointed as back-up entries:


This year Croatia was represented by Mia Dimšić and the song “Guilty Pleasure“, but failed to make it to the Eurovision Song Contest Final, finishing in 11th place in the First Semi-Final for the second time in a row.

Will Croatia be able to break their curse of 11th place this time? Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all things related to Eurovision!

Source: HRT

Croatia: The participants for Dora 2023 have been selected!

The Croatian national broadcaster HRT, has confirmed that the participants for Dora 2023 have been selected. From the time that the deadline for song submissions has expired -a week ago-, a jury has assessed the proposals submitted and has selected the 28 greatest.

Also, HRT has pointed out that the list with the names of the participants will be published not earlier than December 5th. Inside the names that have submitted their proposals, three returning artists have been found:

  • Damir Kedžo – Eurovision 2020
  • Igor Cukrov – Eurovision 2009
  • Daniel Popović – Eurovision 1983

We remind you that Dora 2023 is going to be made with Semi-Finals and a Final. For five weeks some promotional actions will be made, before the live shows start, while the Final is going to take place in February in 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.

Will Croatia be able to break their curse of 11th place this time? Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all things related to Eurovision!

Source: Slobodna Dalmacija

Croatia: Record breaking number of songs submitted to Dora 2023!

The submission process for the Croatian national final, Dora, ended just three days ago and a record number of entries, for Croatian standards, has already been made public.

HRT, the Croatian public broadcaster, received a total of 196 entries! From these, the Dora committee will decide in the coming weeks which artists will be given the green light to compete at Dora 2023, which will take place within next February.

As we have already informed you in a previous article, the Croatian broadcaster wants to further involve fans of the contest in the selection process, hoping that this will avoid malicious comments made in the past while increasing the credibility of the selection.

Is there any artist you would like to see representing Croatia in the future? What do you think of the new song selection system? Let us know in the comments below!


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Croatia: Dora 2023 will have two semi-finals!

Croatia’s public broadcaster, HRT, revealed that Dora 2023 will have some changes in its whole concept. In detail, Tomislav Štengl, the head of the Croatian delegation, explained the plans on Dora’s changes, in an interview in HR2.

The first big change is that the songs will be available relatively earlier in contrast with previous years, and all artists will be demanded to have a music or lyric video for their songs.

The other major change is that the song selection will once again take place through a national final, but this year Dora is going to have two semi-finals. By adding more competitive shows in the national final, HRT wants to attract as many artists as possible.

What is more, HRT plans on creating a special show that will showcase each artist and their songs for Dora 2023,

The Croatian national final will take place in February in Opatija. The submission window is already open and will remain this way until November 20.

The previous winner of Dora and Croatia’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Mia Dimšić with the song “Guilty Pleasure“, but she didn’t manage to qualify for the grand final, ending up in 11th place of the first semi-final for the second year in a row.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Croatian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Croatia: Dora 2022 to be held without audience!

A while ago, the Croatian public broadcaster, HRT, announced that there will be no audience attending Dora 2022!

The official account of Dora on Facebook, published a post that they explained the situation that sadly will not allow an audience to be present at Dora, for a second year in a row:

Following your numerous messages regarding the tickets sold for Dora 2022, we regret to announce, that due to the unforeseen restrictions that are in place at the moment, due to the pandemic, the entire contest will take place without an audience. However, we are still looking into how the situation develops and if there is any change or if any restriction is lifted, we will inform you accordingly.

How things will work in case of any COVID-19 case

HRT has already established a protocol, that will be followed in case any of the artists tests positive for COVID-19. If one or two of the artists withdraw until the 4th of February, their place will be covered by the first, second, third or even the fourth backup artist. In case of five or more artists withdrawing before the 1st of February, their song will also be withdrawn and their allocated televoting phone number will get deactivated.

If any of the artists develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 after the rehearsal of the 16th, 18th or even the 19th of February, then one of their recorded performances will be shown, during the live final show.

Dora 2022, the Croatian national selection process of the Croatian representative for this year’s Eurovision song Contest, will take place on February 19 at Marino Cvetković Sports in Opatija!

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding the Croatian entry for Eurovision 2022!

SourceDORA HRT / Eurovoix

Croatia: The voting system of Dora 2022!

Croatian broadcaster HRT has published the official Dora 2022 voting rules as well as instructions for the televote, to be held on Saturday February 19th at Opatija’s Marino Cvetković Sports.

The Croatian song that will be sent to the Eurovision 2022 Song Contest will be determined by:

a) the vote of the jury

b) the voting of the viewers via phone calls and SMS

In case of a tie in the voting of the jury and the television audience, the winner will be the one who received the most votes from the television audience.

In case of cancellation or withdrawal of one or two performers until February 4, their place is taken by the first, second, third and fourth alternate artist. In the event that five or more performers drop out of the competition, the song number or phone line becomes inactive and therefore not included in the voting procedure.

In case a performer is positive for covid after the costume rehearsal on February 16th or in the general rehearsal on February 18th and in the final rehearsal on February 19th, they will be able to use the corresponding recorded rehearsal.


The jury will be divided according to the cities Čakovec, Varaždin, Rijeka, Pula, Osijek, Zadar, Knin, Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik.

Each jury consists of three members:

  • an HRT employee (HR music writer or music journalist)
  • an HDS member
  • an HGU member

Each member of the jury ranks the songs from first to 14th place. The results of the individual members of the jury are entered into the electronic ballot processing system. After summing up the results of the individual members of the jury, they are ranked and the ten songs with the best ranking receive the total points of the judges. The judges’ scores will be: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12, just like in the Eurovision system.

The total number of points of each jury is 58 points. The total number of points for all ten judges is 580 points.

The jury will be announced on Friday, February 18, during the rehearsal.

TV audience

The TV audience can vote either via phone calls or SMS.
Each song receives points based on the percentage of total voting points (580 points) in proportion to the percentage of votes each song received from the total number of votes received (by phone and SMS). Televoting has a total of 580 points.

The 14 artists that will participate in the Croatian national final are:

  1. Mila Elegović – “Ljubav
  2. Mia Negovetić -“Forgive Me (Oprosti)
  3. Marko Bošnjak – “Moli za nas
  4. Jessa – “My Next Mistake
  5. Zdenka Kovačiček – “Stay on the Bright Side
  6. Tina Vukov – “Hideout
  7. Roko Vušković – “Malo kasnije
  8. Bernarda – “Here for Love
  9. Eric Vidović -“I Found You
  10. ToMa – “In the Darkness
  11. Elis Lovrić – “No War
  12. Ella Orešković -“If You Go Away
  13. Tia – “Voli me do neba
  14. Mia Dimšić -“Guilty Pleasure

We remind you that the songs will be released on February 10th on the music program Svijet diskografije (World of Discography) which is broadcast on the second channel of Croatia and later on the official website of HRT!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Croatia’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Source: HRT Dora

Croatia: Through “Dora” the selection of participation |Submissions to start on November 5th

Croatian Public Television (HRT) announced recently that the country’s participation in Eurovision 2020 will be selected through “Dora” next year.

Interested creators can submit their entries online from November 5 until December 15. A panel of HRT will select the 16 best songs to compete at Dora 2020, which will bring the Croatian representative to Rotterdam.

In Tel Aviv, Croatia was represented by Roko Blažević with the song “The Dream”, composed by Jacques Houdek, who represented Croatia at Eurovision 2017. Unfortunately, he was ranked 14th in the second semifinal and thus did not qualify for the final.

Source: HRT