Today the Croatian broadcaster HRT announced the running order for Dora 2022 which is scheduled to take place on February 19 in Opatija. The winner of the show will go to Turin to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022! Previously it was announced that Dora will stay in Opatija till at least 2024.
From Mila to Mia
The Dora 2022 running order:
- Mila Elegović – “Ljubav” (eng.: Love)
- Mia Negovetić – “Forgive Me (Oprosti)”
- Marko Bošnjak – “Moli za nas” (eng.: Pray for us)
- Jessa – “My Next Mistake”
- Zdenka Kovačiček – “Stay on the Bright Side”
- Tina Vukov – “Hideout”
- Roko Vušković – “Malo kasnije” (eng.: A little later)
- Bernarda – “Here for Love”
- Erik Vidović – “I Found You”
- ToMa – “In the Darkness”
- Elis Lovrić – “No War”
- Ella Orešković – “If You Go Away”
- Tia – “Voli me do neba” (eng.:Love me to heaven)
- Mia Dimšić – “Guilty Pleasure”
Dora 2022 format
Like the 2021 edition, fourteen entries have been selected (plus four reserves). HRT, the Croatian Music Union, and the Croatian Society of Composers selected the songs. The winner, and therefore Croatia’s entry for Turin, will be determined by public televoting and a jury.
Six performers are now allowed in each performance, a number that has increased from 2021, where pandemic restrictions reduced it to five.
Additionally, the winning song may no longer undergo a major revamp. This means that the song that wins Dora in February 2022 will, outside of minor modifications, be the exact song that performs at Eurovision.
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Croatia first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 with “Don’t Ever Cry” by Put. Since then, they have entered 26 times. Their best results came in 1996 and 1999, 4th with “Sveta ljubav” by Maja Blagdan and “Marija Magdalena” by Doris Dragović. More recent Croatian results have been mixed. Their most recent appearance in the Grand Final was in 2017 with Jacques Houdek’s “My Friend” which finished 13th.
In 2021, 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 the semi-final one with 105 points, just 5 points behind Norway’s TIX in 10th. The Dora 2022 participants will all be hoping to be the one to return Croatia to the Eurovision final.
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