After a semi-final held the night before where six songs qualified and ten more directly invited entries joined them, the final of the Croatian national selection Dora 2009 was held on the 28th of February.
The result was decided by a combination of public televoting and jury voting. Igor Cukrov finished in second place with both the jury and televoting which was enough to carry him to victory. Watch his winning performance of Lijepa Tena below!
To be or not to be?
24-year-old Igor Cukrov had dreamt about becoming a priest at one period of his childhood. Today he is in the third year student of Theology in Split.
“I’ve decided to enter this university because philosophy was my favourite subject when in the high school. Beside that, I’m a fervent believer. A few years ago I had been even reflecting about becoming a priest, but my desire to sing was stronger,” said Igor and added that these studies fulfil him completely.
Joining him on stage is Andrea Šušnjara who discovered already at the age of three she wanted to become a singer. In 2004 she made her debut at the Croatian selection, where she scored first in the semi-finals, while in the finals she placed second.
Due to her regular education at the Faculty of Philosophy and the studies of opera singing, Andrea was not present for a while at the Croatian music scene. However, Tonči Huljić invited her and she accepted to appear as a guest in Igor Cukrov’s winning song.
They will take the stage first in the second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest on the 14th of May in Moscow. Read more about them here.
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