• Chris Hannaford

Croatia | HRT Reveals Snippets Of The 16 Competing Dora Songs


The national broadcaster for Croatia HRT, have today revealed snippets of all 16 songs that will be competing in this year's Dora national final. It has been a long wait for fans to see the national final back. The country opted to use Dora between 1993 and 2011, where it has had a break over the last few years, and seen the broadcaster decide their entry internally.


This year's show will see 16 acts compete with a few changes to the previous editions of the contest. The show will be held over one night, and see all 16 entries perform. The artists, and songs are as follows:


  1. Bojan Jambrošić i Danijela Pintarić – Vrijeme predaje

  2. Jelena Bosančić – Tell Me

  3. Kim Verson – Nisam to što žele

  4. Jure Brkljača – Ne postojim kad nisi tu

  5. Beta Sudar – Don’t Give Up

  6. Lea Mijatović – Tebi pripadam

  7. Gelato Sisters – Back To That Swing

  8. Luka Nižetić – Brutalero

  9. Elis Lovrić – All I Really Want

  10. Domenica – Indigo

  11. Roko – The Dream

  12. Ema Gagro – Redemption

  13. Lidija Bačić Lille – Tek je počelo

  14. Lorena Bućan – Tower of Babylon

  15. Bernarda Bruno – I Believe In True Love

  16. Manntra – In The Shadows


Although it is expressly prohibited to share the snippets online, television or radio. You can view them by following this link which will take you directly to the broadcaster website.


Both the public, and ten regional jury's will decide who will be the winner on a 50/50% ratio. If two songs should tie for first place, the winner will then be decided by the song that received the most votes from the public.


Croatia's national selection show for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel will be held on Saturday, 16 February 2019, at the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija.


In a statement on their website, the team behind Dora have stated that, "We want the new Dora to be visually powerful, modern and attractive, displaying the style and flair of Eurovision. We are sure the audience will be numerous and active, and the so-called Green Room will be placed inside the hall and surrounded by the audience".


HRT have also stated that their rules are within line with the EBU's with no more than six people on stage. The winner will have the honour of representing Croatia, and will receive the 'Dora Statue'

Have you heard the songs? Who is your favourite? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments below.


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