National final song reveals are coming thick and fast. The next country that will reveal their songs is Croatia. Croatian broadcaster HRT has confirmed that the Dora 2023 songs will be revealed on January 12th.
Dora 2023 song promotion
Croatia’s head of delegation Tomislav Štengl has confirmed the Dora 2023 song promotion timeline. The Dora 2023 songs will first be revealed on HR 2, one of the national broadcaster’s radio stations on the show “Svijet diskografije”. The songs will be revealed between 14:00 and 16:00CET on Thursday 12th January.
Tomislav also confirmed that there will be a new Dora preview show. The show will be called “Ususret Dori” and will be broadcasted on HRT1 weekly in the run-up to Dora 2023. “Ususret Dori” will be hosted by 2022 Dora participant Mia Negovetić. The show will feature appearances from the competing Dora 2023 artists. Artists that will feature in the first episode airing on January 14th include Detour, Tajana Belina, The Splitters, Patricia Gašparini, and Harmonija disonance.
What we know 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 introduce semi-finals this year and will stick with an 18-song final. They have said that the contest will take place on February 11th, 2023.
In the table below are the artists competing in Dora 2023, alongside their song titles and songwriters.
|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|
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: Eurosong.hr
Photo Credit: HRT