Croatian broadcaster HRT has announced all the information about how the voting for Dora, Croatia’s national final for Eurovision, 2022 will function. They also announced their covid pocedures. Sadly they also had to announce that, due to the ongoing Covid situation, there will be no audience present.
Rules and regulations and regions oh my
A televote and a jury will be used to decide the winner of Dora. In case of a tie, the televote will be used to decide the winning song. The televote and jury are each worth 50%. A total of ten regional juries will be voting in Dora. Each jury has three members: One HRT music editor or journalist, and one member each of the Croatian Composers’ Association and the Croatian Music Union. Each jury will give points to their top 10 like at Eurovision, with first place getting 12 points. This means that, in total, the jury vote is worth 580 points. The jury will vote based on the rehearsal performance. The public can vote through phone calls or SMS, and also awards 580 points total. Points are awarded proportionally to the amount of votes received.
HRT have also listed all their Covid-19 measures and regulations. As aforementioned, sadly no audience will be present during the show. In case of cancellation before rehearsals, up to 4 reserve performers are available to compete instead. If more than 4 performers are forced to cancel, Dora will continue with one fewer participant. In case of a positive Covid test after the February 16 dress rehearsal, a recording from their rehearsal will be used for the live final on February 19.
Everything else we know about Dora
Dora is Croatia’s National Final for Eurovision and is set to take place February 19. 14 songs will be competing, and you can find the full running order here. The songs will be released February 10. The show will be hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Elizabeta Brodić and Franka Batelić.
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