Since the announcement of the return of DORA for the 2021 season, HRT have announced a number of changes. These have included the hosts, the voting system and the lack of audience. The latest change is that the snippets of the 14 entries have been released a week ahead of the show, instead of 24 hours before.
1-minute snippets from the songs have been released via HRT’s YouTube channel. However, as with previous editions, we won’t hear the full songs until the night of the final.
Listen to the 14 snippets below:
Last month, HRT revealed that DORA 2021 will be hosted by Daniela Trbović, Barbara Kolar, Jelena Lešić and Doris Pinčić. The show will take place without an audience, live from Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija.
The running order for the show is as follows:
- Nina Kraljić (Alkonost of Balkan) – Rijeka
- Eric – Reci mi
- Ella Orešković – Come This Way
- Bernarda – Colors
- Sandi cenov – Kriv
- Toma – Ocean of Love
- Filip rudan – Blind
- Beta Sudar – Ma zamisli
- Cambi – Zaljubljen
- Ashley & Bojan – Share the Love
- Brigita Vuco – Noći pijane
- Mia Negovetić – She’s Like A Dream
- Albina – Tick-Tock
- Tony Cetinski & Kiki Rahimovski – Zapjevaj, sloboda je!
New voting system
DORA will adopt a new voting format for 2021. This has been crafted in order to grant more influence to the voting audience and to avoid the possibilities of ties, which we saw last year between Damir and second-place Mia.
Similar to systems used in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, France’s Destination Eurovision and Finland’s UMK, both the jury and the televote will allocate the same number of points each. In this edition, a total of 1160 points will be available, with 580 points coming from the 10-part regional jury and 580 points from the televote.
The televoting points will be proportional to the percentage of the overall televotes each entry has received. This means that if a song receives 20% of the overall number of votes, they will receive 20% of the points available from the televote, and so on.
With the release of the snippets and one week until the final, the fifth round of Eurovision Prediction will open this weekend! There are 14 points available for those who can predict the winner of Dora. You will be able to edit your submission up until the morning of the selection.
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