Croatia Dora 2024 Semi-final 2
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Croatia: The last eight acts advance to the Dora 2024 Final

Semi-final 2 of Dora 2024 has just wrapped up for Croatia, and the last eight to advance to the Final on Sunday 25 February have been selected

With the second Semi-final of Dora 2024 brought to a close, we now have the complete lineup for who is taking the stage in the Final with hopes of representing Croatia at Eurovision 2024.

The remaining 12 artists performed their songs with the aim of impressing the public enough to vote for them. Just like the first Semi-final, eight acts made it through, decided 100% via televote.

Dora 2024 – Semi-final 2

Like the first Semi-final, the show took place inside of HRT Studios in Zagreb. Duško Ćurlić remained the host, but tonight it was alongside Anja Cerar.

Tonight's special guest performance came from Raiven, Slovenia's Eurovision 2024 representative. She performed her song, Veronika, which is set to take the Eurovision stage during Semi-final 1, along with Croatia.

The Final for Dora 2024 takes place on Sunday, 25 February. One lucky act will not only have the honor of taking the Dora 2024 trophy, but also waving the Croatian flag at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö.

Dora 2024

Croatian broadcaster HRT has opted to continue using Dora to select who will represent them at Eurovision.

Dora 2024 will consist of three shows:

  • Semi-final 1: 22 February 2024

Hosted by Duško Ćurlić and Maja Ciglenečki. The first 12 acts competed with eight moving onto the Final. Voting was determined by 100% televote.

  • Semi-final 2: 23 February 2024

Hosted by Duško Ćurlić and Anja Cerar. The remaining 12 acts competed with eight moving onto the Final. Voting was again determined by 100% televote.

  • Final: 25 February 2024

The Final will be hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Maja Ciglenečki, and Anja Cerar. The 16 finalists will perform, and a winner will be determined by 25% national jury, 25% international jury, and 50% public vote. The winner will represent Croatia at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö this May.

All three shows will be broadcast live from HRT Studios in Zagreb.

Croatia in Eurovision

Croatia 2017: Jacques Houdek - "My Friend"

Croatia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 28 times since their debut in 1993. The first victory for Croatia in Eurovision is yet to come. The best result is two 4th place finishes; in 1996 (Maja Blagdan - "Sveta Ljubav") and 1999 (Doris Dragovic - "Marija Magdalena").

Croatia 2017: Jacques Houdek - "My Friend"

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Croatia has qualified for the Grand Final 8 out of 17 times. They withdrew from Eurovision 2014 and 2015 due to financial limitations and poor results in the contest.

About the author: Justina Helgeson (United States of America)

authorJustina is a correspondent from the United States. She is a more recent fan as she first started following Eurovision in 2021. Since then, she has followed every Eurovision related event and developed a passion for the contest as a whole. If you were to ask them what their favourite all time Eurovision song is, Brividi by Mahmood and Blanco (Italy 2022) will be their answer.

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