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Croatia: Roko Blažević wins Dora 2019

Croatia has just selected the entry for Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv during the only one night of Dora 2019 in Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija, Croatia

Dora is back! The Croatian National final has selected Roko Blažević with the song The Dream and will represent Croatia at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv.

Croatia 2019: Roko Blažević – "The Dream"

The Dream is written by Jacques Houdek, Andrea Ćurić and Charlie Mason.

Dora 2019 – Results

  1. Roko Blažević – "The Dream" (24 points)
  2. Lorena Bućan – "Tower of Babylon" (18 points)
  3. Luka Nižetić – "Brutalero" (13 points)
  4. Manntra – "In The Shadows" (12 points)
  5. Ema Gagro – "Redemption" (11 points)
  6. Bernarda Bruno – "I Believe in True Love" (9 points)
  7. Elis Lovrić – "All I Really Want" (8 points)
  8. Jure Brkljača – "Ne postojim kad nisi tu" (7 points)
  9. Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić – "Vrijeme predaje" (6 points)
  10. Beta Sudar – "Don't Give Up" (6 points)
  11. Gelato Sisters – "Back to the Swing" (1 point)
  12. Lidija Bačić – "Tek je počelo" (1 point)
  13. Jelena Bosančić – "Tell Me" (0 points)
  14. Kim Verson – "Nisam to što žele" (0 points)
  15. Lea Mijatović – "Tebi pripadam" (0 points)
  16. Domenica – "Indigo" (0 points)

Dora 2019

In the beginnings the group 4 Tenora were part of the contest, but they withdrew and Kim Verson replaced them.

Roko Blažević was selected by 50% televoting and 50% regional juries. If there was an equality score, televoting prevailed on national juries.

The hosts of the show was Mirko Fodor, Jelena Glišić and Iva Šulentić.

Many personalities performed as special guests on the stage:

  • Franka, Croatian entry with Crazy in 2018
  • Vanna, Croatian entry with ''Strings of my heart'' in 2001
  • Dino Jelusić, winner of first edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 for Croatia

The Croatian broadcaster HRT has a goal for Dora:

– We want new Dora that is visible and powerful, modern, attractive, showing the style and the elegance of Eurovision

Dora comes back after eight years. The last edition was in 2011 and from 1993 to 2011 Dora was used to select the Croatian entries for Eurovision.

Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest

Croatia 2017: Jacques Houdek - "My Friend"

Croatia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 24 times since it's debut in 1993. The first victory for Croatia in Eurovision is yet to come. The best result is two 4th places in 1996 (Maja Blagdan - "Sveta Ljubav") and 1999 (Doris Dragovic - "Marija Magdalena").

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Croatia qualified for the Grand Final 7 out of 13 times. They withdrew from Eurovision 2014 and 2015 due to financial limitations and poor results at the contest.

About the author: Federico Gallicchio (Italy)

Federico Gallicchio is our correspondent from Italy. He follows Eurovision since 2010, but he became a real fan only in 2012, when Nina Zilli, one of his favourite Italian artists, was selected to represent Italy at Eurovision in Baku. He considers 'Fuego' by Eleni Foureira and 'Lovewave' by Iveta the best performances in the history of Eurovision. If considers also his country, he gives the final 12 points to 'Soldi' by Mahmood.



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