๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia confirms Eurovision 2024 participation

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia confirms Eurovision 2024 participation

Croatia’s national broadcaster, HRT, has confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2024, with the traditional national selection, Dora 2024, being used as the selection method.

Dora to be used as selection once again

Interested artists wanting to take part in Dora 2024 can use this link to submit their songs to HRT for the competition. Those interested in submitting a song have until November 30th to fill in the attached form.

Similar to 2023, a maximum of 28 songs will be selected to take part, with an additional 4 reserve songs in case of a withdrawal, with the participants set to be revealed by December. The final is likely to be once again held in Opatija, after the Croatian broadcaster arranged a deal with the city to host the competition there until 2024. Specific details regarding the fine print of the rules of Dora 2024 can be accessed here.

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 โ€“ 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 โ€œDonโ€™t Ever Cryโ€. Since then, Croatia has gone on to score as high as 4th place in 1996 and 1999. For 2023, Croatia chose the well-known band Let 3 to represent the nation in Liverpool with their song “Mama ล ฤŒ!”. Performing in the first semi-final, Croatia qualified for the Grand Final for the first time since 2017. In the Grand Final, the band finished in 13th place, with a total of 123 points – 11 of which coming from juries, whilst another 112 came from the televote.

What do you make of the announcement from HRT? Will you be watching Dora 2024? Who would you like to see take part in the selection? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Eurovision 2024!

News Source: HRT

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU

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