Croatian broadcaster HRT has today revealed the 18 songs and artists competing in Dora 2023. Here is our selection!
18 artists competing with four reserves revealed
The competing artists and their entries are as follows:
|Damir Kedžo||Angels and Demons||Jamie Duffin, Stefan Celar, Michael Chun-Fai Chung (aka Kyler Niko), Victoria Jane Horn (arranged by Jamie Duffin)|
|Meri Andraković||Bye Bye Blonde||Boris Đurđević, Valerija Đurđević|
|Martha May||Distance||Marta Ivić (arranged by Oliver Fecci-Chiffi)|
|Tajana Belina||Dom||Tajana Belina, Marcel Sprunkel|
|Đana||Free Falin’||Đana Smajo|
|Boris Štok||Grijeh||Boris Štok, Darko Terlević|
|Maja Grgić||I Still Live||Matteo Martinović Teo, Maja Grgić|
|Patricia Gasparini||I Will Wait||Siniša Reljić, Simba, Lisa Desmond, Aidan Winkels, Simba|
|Krešo I Kisele Kiše||Kme Kme||Krešimir Burić (arranged by Matej Zec)|
|Eni Jurišić||Kreni Dalje||Matija Cvek, Viaho Arbulić, Eni Jurišić, Filip Majdak|
|The Splitters||Lost and Found||Neven Kolarić, Branimir Mihaljević, Marko Mihaljević|
|Yogi||Love at First Sight||Yugomir Lonich|
|LET 3||Mama Šč!||Damir Martinović Mrle, Zoran Prodanović, LET 3|
|Detour||Master Blaster||Nenad Borgudan|
|Hana Mašić||Nesreća||Boris Subotić (arranged by Darko Dimitrov)|
|Harmonija Disonance||Nevera (Lei, Lei)||Bartol Stopić, Sanja Daić, Bojan Petrović, Anja Papa, Luca Vidović|
|Barbara Munjas||Putem Snova||Barbara Munjas, Alen Bernobić|
|Top of the Pops ft. Mario 5reković||Putovanje||Bruno Krajcar, Danijel Načinović, Nikola Milat|
The broadcaster also revealed four “reserve” songs, which are:
|Lana Mandarić Lanchi||Sama||Zorana Mandarić, Domagoj Peri ić|
|Mirna Škirgatić||Odlazi||Mirna Škirgatić, Tomislav Franjo Šušak|
|Voice For You||On The Same Train||Adi Karas, Elvis Sršen, Tvrtko Hrelec|
|Rosanna Kumerle||Talking To Me||Rosanna Kumerle, William Naesh Hendriksen|
Who do we know?
The name in this line up most recognisable to Eurovision fans will be Damir Kedžo, who was previously selected to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2020 with Divlji Vjetre before the contest was cancelled.
Other performers who have previously competed in Dora include:
- Đana, who competed in 2020 with “One”, and placed 7th
- Barbara Munjas, who competed in 2007 with “Ti Si Tu”, and placed 11th in the semi-final
About Dora 2023
HRT have revealed that they received a record number of submissions for Dora 2023. 196 songs were submitted to the broadcaster. They have chosen not to introduced semi-finals this year, and instead will stick with an 18-song final. They have said that the contest will take place in February, but a date has yet to be confirmed.
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, Mia Dimšić won Dora 2022 to represent Croatia at the Contest in Turin with her song “Guilty Pleasure”. However, at the close of voting, Mia failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 11th place with a total of 75 points.
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News Source: HRT
Photo Credit: EBU / Corinne Cumming