Last week we reported on the speculation that Croatia will be selecting their 2021 entry via Dora. Today, HRT has confirmed that the national selection will be returning. This ultimately means that Damir Kedžo will not be internally selected to represent Croatia next year.
Back to Opatija
HRT will be fulfilling their two-year contract with the venue in Opatija for Dora 2021. The Croatian broadcaster have thanked Damir for his co-operation, as well as the songwriters and producers of his song “Divlji vjetre”.
“After (Eurovision) being postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HRT has decided to continue its tradition and that Dora will be held next year as planned in February 2021. Accordingly, who wins will get to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021”Croatian broadcaster HRT
While Damir has not been internally selected, he can still enter Dora 2021 to be in with a chance of returning to represent Croatia in The Netherlands.
Croatia in Eurovision 2020
Damir Kedžo won Dora 2020 with his song “Divlji vjetre”. In the selection, he won the televote and finished second in the jury vote. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eurovision 2020 had to be cancelled. Croatia was scheduled to perform in the second half of the first semi-final.
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