Another country has revealed it’s national final line up! This time Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT) have revealed the Dora 2022 line up. The winner of Dora 2022 will go on to represent Croatia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. Dora 2022 will take place on February 19th 2022.
Between the 27th October and 25th November, song writers and singers submitted their songs for the selection. HRT have now revealed the 14 artists – along with their song titles who will take part in Dora 2022. This has been whittled down from the 184 submissions that HRT received for Dora 2022.
Dora 2022 Artists and Song Titles
|Mia Negovetić||“Forgive Me (Oprosti)”||Mia Negovetić,/Laurell Barker/ Denniz Jamm/Andreas Stone Johansson|
|Mia Dimšić||“Guilty Pleasure”||Mia Dimšić / Vjekoslav Dimter / Damir Bačić|
|Bernarda||“Here For Love”||Aidan O’Connor/Bernarda Brunović|
|Tina Vukov||“Hideout”||Tomislav Gojanović/Josipa Vujević|
|Eric Vidović||“I Found You”||Eric Vidović|
|Ella||“If You Walk Away”||Sinisa Reljić – Simba|
|ToMa||“In The Darkness”||Aidan O’ Connor/ Tomislav Marić|
|Mila Elegović||“Ljubav”||Bruno Krajcar|
|Roko Vušković||“Malo Kasnije”||Roko Vušković|
|Marko Bošnjak||“Moli Za Nas”||Vlaho Arbulić|
|Jessa||“My Next Mistake”||Jessica Atlić-McColgan|
|Elis Lovrić||“No War”||Anthony Kukuljan/Elis Lovrić|
|Zdenka Kovaćićek||“Stay On The Bright Side”||Adi Karas|
|Tia||“Voli Me Do Neba”||Vlaho Arbulić|
As well as their 14 song line up, HRT have also revealed they have four songs on stand-by should any of the 14 participants not be able to take part in Dora 2022.
|Karlo Vudrić||“3AM”||Karlo Vudrić|
|Vlatka Burić Dujmović Vyan||“Gladiator”||Ronny Svendson/Anne Judith Stokke Wik/ Nermin Harambašić|
|Totalni Optimizam||“What If”||Neil Patrick O’Hagan/Mario Mihaljević|
|Stella Scholaja||“Ghost”||Stella Scholaja|
Who we already know
Bernada has taken part in Dora twice before, once in 2019 with “I Believe In Love, which placed sixth in the competition. Bernada then returned to Dora last year with her song “Colors”, she placed seventh overall in the competition.
Elis Lovrić has also taken part in Dora twice before, in 2019 and 2020, her better result coming in 2019 with the song “All I Really Want”, placing seventh.
Ella took part in last year’s Dora. Ella placed ninth overall in the national final with the song “Come This Way”
This is also Eric Vidović’s second time competing in Dora. Eric also competed last year with the song “Reci mi”, he placed tenth overall.
Mia Negovetić is a fan favorite amongst Eurovision and Dora fans. Mia took part in Dora in both 2020 and 2021, placing in the top three on both occasions. In 2019, Mia placed 2nd overall in Dora 2020 with the song “When It Comes To You”
Tina is a veteran to Dora, having competed for the first time back in 2004 with the song “Tuga dolazi kasnije”. Last appearing in Dora in 2007 with the song “Tata” Tina placed 4th overall.
ToMa competed in Dora 2021, with the song “Ocean Of Love” “Ocean Of Love earnt ToMa a sixth place finish in last year’s national final.
This is Zdenka Kovačiček’s forth Dora appearance. Zdenka first competed all the way back in 2001 with the song “Ja živim svoj san” which placed 12th overall. Zdenka then returned in 2002 and then 18 years later in 2020 with the song “Love Love Love” where she placed 6th overall.
Croatia in Eurovision
Croatia has been a part of the Eurovision family since 1961, as part of Yugoslavia. Ten Croatian artists went on to represent Yugoslavia in the Contest – the most famous of which being Riva, who gave Yugoslavia its only win in 1989. The 1990 Contest was held in Zagreb as a tribute to their Croatian heritage.
Croatia debuted in the Contest as an independent nation in 1993 with the band Put and their song “Don’t Ever Cry”. Since then, Croatia has gone on to score as high as 4th place in 1996 and 1999. Last year, Albina won Dora 2021 to represent Croatia at the Contest in Rotterdam with her song “Tick-Tock”. However, despite finishing 10th in both the jury and the televote, Albina failed to qualify for the final, finishing with a total of 110 points.
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News Source: HRT
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