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Dora 2022 entries released

For the first time since the return of Dora, the full songs have been released before the live final!

Last month, 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. For the first time since the return of Dora, the full songs have been released before the live final!

Back in January, HRT have announced that the entries of Dora 2022 will be premiered in full on February 10 via Svijet diskografije on HR 2, and will then be available to stream on the HRT website afterwards.

This marks the first time since the return of Dora in 2019 that the competing entries will be released in full before the show. In previous years, Dora was among the only selections to only release snippets of the entries before the live show. Both Slovenia’s EMA and Sweden’s Melodifestivalen also follow this format. Meanwhile, Italy’s Sanremo doesn’t even release snippets before the live show!

You can stream the entries via the HRT website.

About Dora 2022

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 a combination of regional jury voting (50%) and public voting (50%). In case of a tie, the song which got more points from the public vote will be declared the winner.

Six performers are now allowed in each performance, a number that has increased from 2021, where pandemic restrictions reduced it to five. There will be no audience in the hall due to covid regulations.

The running order is as follows

  1. Mila Elegović – “Ljubav”
  2. Mia Negovetić – “Forgive Me (Oprosti)”
  3. Marko Bošnjak – “Moli za nas”
  4. Jessa – “My Next Mistake”
  5. Zdenka Kovačiček – “Stay on the Bright Side”
  6. Tina Vukov – “Hideout”
  7. Roko Vušković – “Malo kasnije”
  8. Bernarda – “Here for Love”
  9. Erik Vidović – “I Found You”
  10. ToMa – “In the Darkness”
  11. Elis Lovrić – “No War”
  12. Ella Orešković – “If You Go Away”
  13. Tia – “Voli me do neba”
  14. Mia Dimšić – “Guilty Pleasure”

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. Previously it was announced that Dora will stay in Opatija till at least 2024.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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