Roko Blažević has won Dora 2019 and will be representing Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with the song The Dream, composed by Jacques Houdek (Croatia 2017).
Roko has won with maximum points awarded by both the jury and the televoting, followed by Lorena with "Tower of Babylon" and Luka Nižetić with "Brutalero".
It was later announced that Lorena has been chosen by Eurofest Croatia to represent Croatia in this year's OGAE Second Chance Contest, fan-organized contest of the songs which failed to win the national selections for Eurovision.
Roko will, on the other hand, have a chance to sing on a big Eurovision stage, with a powerful ballad which is allowing him to demonstrate his talent and powerful vocals. The Dora version of the song The Dream starts in English and in the end finishes with the chorus in Croatian.
Now the full Croatian version is released. The song title is Heroj (Hero).
You can give it a listen here:
Dora returned to its old festival format for the first time since 2010, and HRT has revealed that over half million viewers tuned in on Saturday night to watch the show, making it one of the most watched programmes over the weekend. With the viewing figures that good, we have every reason to hope that Dora is here to stay!
If you missed it, you can watch Roko's reaction moments after winning:
And here you can watch how our Andy reacted to The Dream:
Did you watch Dora 2019? Which version of Roko's song do you like better – Croatian or English?