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🇭🇷 Croatia confirm Eurovision 2022 participation

Dora will once again be used to select their entry

HRT has confirmed that Croatia will participate in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, due to be hosted in Italy. In addition, Dora will once again be used as the means of selecting their entry, following its revival back in 2019, with more information due in the coming months.

HRT, the Croatian broadcaster, has confirmed via Facebook that Croatia will be participating in Eurovision 2022. Along with the announcement came the confirmation that Dora will return for its forth consecutive edition following its return in 2019.

Nice September weather only contributes to the preparations for Dora and Eurosong 2022, which are in full swing! Soon a competition for Croatian song choice for Eurovision, so stay tuned for more information.

Translation of HRT’s post

Last month, Dino Jelušić, the winner of the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has said that he would consider a future bid to represent Croatia at Eurovision after seeing the success of Måneskin.

Croatia at Eurovision 2021

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. Rather than re-select Damir, HRT opted to run a fresh selection for 2021, with a new voting system.

Albina ended up winning the selection after placing first in both the jury vote and the televote with her song “Tick-Tock”. In Rotterdam, however, Albina narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final, placing in 11th in semi-final one with 105 points, just 5 points behind Norway’s TIX in 10th.

You can read a guest editorial from prominent Croatian-American academic Roko Rumora following Albina’s non-qualificaiton on Croatia’s recent contest history.

Who would you like to see participate in Dora 2022? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the 2022 national final season!

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