CROATIA – Dora 2021 will be held on February 13th 2021 in Opatija, if the epidemiological situation allows. HRT also decided that they will select a brand new winner of Dora next year, as well.
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THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT
“Together, we got the most out of this year without the standard Eurovision Song Contest: we presented ourselves with dignity on social media, as well as in the special show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light. Damir proved to be a great professional, and despite the situation, he did a great job of all the promotion – and the song, we can conclude without hesitation, achieved great success both in Croatia and abroad. We also thank the authors of the song “Divlji Vjetre”, Ante Pecotić and Bojan Šalamon Shalli.”
Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 25 times since making its debut at the 1993 contest. Between 1993 and 2011, the Croatian entrant was selected at the Dora pop festival, an event organised by the national public broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT). Croatia’s best result in the contest is a fourth-place finish in 1996 and 1999.
Croatia achieved six top ten results in seven years, with Magazin & Lidija sixth (1995), Maja Blagdan fourth (1996), former Magazin member Danijela Martinovic fifth (1998), Doris Dragović (who was 11th for Yugoslavia in 1986) fourth (1999), Goran Karan ninth (2000), and Vanna tenth (2001). Since then, Croatia has failed to reach the top ten.
Croatia failed to reach the final for four years in succession (2010–13), before choosing to not participate in 2014 and 2015. Croatia returned and reached the final in both 2016 and 2017, but has now failed to reach the final in seven of the last 11 contests it has entered.