Croatian public broadcaster, HRT, recently announced the 14 candidate artists for Dora 2021, the national selection process for the country’s representative in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The selection was made as follows. A jury composed of representatives of HRT, HDS and HGU (Croatian Radio and Television, Croatian Composers’ Association and the Croatian Music Association) selected 14 songs and 4 alternates for Dora 2021. The deadline for submissions was 10 December and 140 songs were submitted.
The candidates for Dora 2021 are:
BLIND (F. Rudan / A. Franić / H. Domazet – F. Rudan / A. Franić) – FILIP RUDAN
COLORS (B. Georgiev Milanov / B. Brunović) – BERNARDA
COME THIS WAY (S. Reljić Simba – E. Orešković) – ELLA OREŠKOVIĆ
KRIV (S. Reljić Simba – Fayo) – SANDI CENOV
MA ZAMISLI (P. Martinjak) – BETA SUDAR
NOĆI PIJANE (B. Vuco) – BRIGITA VUCO
OCEAN OF LOVE (A. Pupavac / A. Bjorkman / K. Persson / T. Marić – A. Pupavac) – ToMa
RECI MI (E. Vidović) – ERIC
RIJEKA (H. Librenjak – Miki Solus / N. Kraljić) – NINA KRALJIĆ
SHARE THE LOVE (I. Škunca – A. Colburn / I. Škunca) – ASHLEY COLBURN & BOJAN JAMBROŠIĆ
SHE’S LIKE A DREAM (M. Negovetić / L. Deb / D. Jamm / D. Kertes) – MIA NEGOVETIĆ
TICK-TOCK (B. Mihaljević – M. Cinnamon / T. Buklijaš Bakić) – ALBINA
ZALJUBLJEN (M. Mirković) – CAMBI
ZAPJEVAJ, SLOBODA JE! (K. Rahimovski) – TONY CETINSKI & KIKI RAHIMOVSKI
The 4 alternate songs are:
BRODOLOM (E. Lovrić) – ELIS LOVRIĆ
MEGALOMAN (A. Čubrić / J. Houdek – A. Čubrić) – ENDI (feat. LORA)
SOLDIER (P. Ružević / A. Bjorkman / A. Pupavac / J. Alin – P. Ružević / A. O’Connor) – PJERINO RUŽEVIĆ
ONLY LOVE (B. Čakić / I. Ivić / R. Babić – B. Čakić / N. Špralja) – Z/11
From the list, we single out Nina Kraljić, former winner of The Voice, winner of the award for best female singer in Croatia in 2016 and representative of the country at Eurovision the same year, with Lighthouse.
Despite the rumors, Damir Kedžo, who would represent Croatia at Eurovision 2020, does not take part again in the country’s national final, Dora 2021. Among the candidate songs is a composition by G. Milanov of the Symphonix. Also in the list of 4 alternate songs we find a song by J. Houdek, who represented Croatia at Eurovision 2017.
We remind you that Dora 2021, through which the Croatian representative in Eurovision 2021 will emerge, will take place on 13 February. Due to the pandemic, five people and pre-recorded vocals will be allowed on stage, as will happen at the Eurovision 2021 song contest in Rotterdam.