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Croatia to decide on Eurovision 2020 participation in October

Will Croatia join the "Eurovision magic in Rotterdam"?

Following our article in July reporting that HRT could not confirm Eurovision 2020 participation at that point, we have received a further update from the Croatian broadcaster! They plan to decide on the participation in Eurovision 2020 next month.

“In the process of planning the budget”

With HRT not announcing any more news since announcing in July that they “can not confirm participation”, decided to reach out to the broadcaster to see if they could announce any more information on their plans for the 2020 contest:

Croatian Radio and Television is in the process… after the budget is planned – we can answer the question. Hopefully, next month.


We would like to thank HRT again for a very quick reply.

Croatia want to join in with “Eurovision magic” next year!

As well as confirming to us that they are currently planning their budget and this is the reason there has been no further announcements on their participation, they did say that they do not want to be missing Eurovision next year:

We hope everything is going to be all right, and that there is no worry about joining the Eurovision magic in Rotterdam 2020.


The nation are hoping to do better in 2020, than their non-qualification last year, stating that they “were disappointed and sad” about their result in Tel Aviv.

Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Croatia selected their entry for Tel Aviv via the return of their national final, Dora. Roko was victorious in the end and travelled to Tel Aviv to represent Croatia with his song “The Dream”. Croatia took part in this second semi-final of this year’s competition. The nation did not advance to the grand final and placed 14th in the semi-final with 64 points.

Do you hope Croatia will be joining in with the “Eurovision magic” in Rotterdam? Do you think Dora will be used again in 2020?

Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ESCXTRA.

Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover five Eurovision seasons for ESCXTRA; each season always offers something new and exciting to look forward to! Outside of the Eurovision world, I am a prospective English Literature student, starting university later this year.

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