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Dora: Albina to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2021

Albina wins Dora 2021 with the song "Tick-Tock" and will represent Croatia at Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Tonight was Croatia's turn to select the artist and song that will be heading to Rotterdam and represent the country in Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

After all the votes were counted in Dora 2021, it was clear that Albina won both the jury and public voting with the song "Tick-Tock".

Croatia 2021: Albina – "Tick-Tock"

"Tick-Tock" is written by Branimir Mihaljević, Max Cinnamon and Tihana Buklijaš Bakić.

Dora 2021 – Results

The results were split between 10 regional juries (50%) and televoting (50%).

Albina

Albina Grčić, known as Albina, is a Croatian singer. Her music interest grew within her family and as soon as she was 8 years old she embarked on her first musical project.

Through her career she has participated in musicals that made her interest for dance and acting also grow.

Albina first rose to fame when she participated in the Croatian version of The Voice, she finished third.

Dora 2021

Held in Marino Cvetković Sports Hall, this year's Dora was Croatia's broadcaster option to select the country's representative for Eurovision 2021 after last year's cancellation.

Damir Kedžo who won Dora 2020 with the song Divlji vjetre wasn't invited back and decided to not take part in this year's competition.

The national selection was hosted by Daniela Trbović, Barbara Kolar, Doris Pinčić Rogoznica and Jelena Lešić.

Croatia in Eurovision Song Contest

Croatia has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 25 times since its 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 14 times. They withdrew from Eurovision 2014 and 2015 due to financial limitations and poor results in the contest.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

Pedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 27 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest twice - 2018 and 2019 - but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.



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