Croatian broadcaster HRT has revealed who will be the hosts of DORA, the Croatian National Final for Eurovision. Duško Ćurlić, Elizabeta Brodić and Franka Batelić will be the hosts of the show. DORA is set to take place February 19.
Who are the hosts?
Duško Ćurlić is a well known Croatian presenter and actor and returning DORA host. He hosted every DORA edition from 2006 to 2010 and in 2019. Elizabeta Brodić is an actress perhaps best known for her role on the TV show Drugo ime ljubavi. The third host is 2018 Eurovision contestant Franka Batelić, who performed “Crazy” in the first semi-final in Lisbon.
Everything we know about DORA
DORA is the Croatian National Final of Eurovision. The competition will take place February 19 and feature 14 competing songs. The running order was revealed in January. The songs will be released February 10. The running order and the competing entries for this year’s competition are as follows:
|2||Mia Negovetić||“Forgive Me (Oprosti)”|
|3||Marko Bošnjak||“Moli Za Nas”|
|4||Jessa||“My Next Mistake”|
|5||Zdenka Kovaćićek||“Stay On The Bright Side”|
|7||Roko Vušković||“Malo Kasnije”|
|8||Bernarda||“Here For Love”|
|9||Eric||“I Found You”|
|10||ToMa||“In The Darkness”|
|11||Elis Lovric||“No War”|
|12||Ella Orešković||“If You Go Away”|
|13||Tia||“Voli Me Do Neba”|
|14||Mia Dimšić||“Guilty Pleasure”|
Croatia’s Eurovision Journey
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
Photo Source: Renato Branđolica / HRT