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Croatia: Your guide to 'Dora 2023'

08 February 2023 at 09:00 CET
Mia Dimšić represented Croatia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin
On Saturday 11 February Croatia votes to decide the winner of 'Dora 2023' and the Croatian entry to the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.

HOW TO WATCH: 'Dora 2023' will be broadcast on HRT 1, as well as online via the Croatian broadcaster's streaming service HRTi. The show starts at 20:15 CET on Saturday 11 February.

Nina Kraljić took Croatia to the Grand Final of the 2016 Contest in Stockholm EBU / Andres Putting

Dora 2023 sees the song contest mark its 24th edition. It is a one-night event, with the three-hour show presenting 18 songs competing for the chance to represent Croatia in Liverpool in May. 

As in previous years, voting will be done via both a public vote and a jury vote, with a 50% weighting given to each, to decide the winner.

The Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija, a seaside resort in the west of Croatia, will play host to the big night, put together by Croatian broadcaster HRT. Mirko Fodor, Mario Lipovšek Battifiaca and Marko Tolja will be our presenters for the evening, taking us through the performances, as well as the tense voting as the night draws to a close!

Jacques Houdek gave Croatia a 13th-place finish at the Grand Final of the 2017 Contest in Kyiv EBU / Andres Putting

Regular viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest might well recognise a couple of familiar faces if they tune in. Tony Cetinski, who represented Croatia at the Contest in 1994, will be a guest performer on the evening. Damir Kedžo meanwhile, who won the chance to represent Croatia at the 2020 Contest, before it was cancelled, is competing in Dora 2023 with the song Angels and Demons.

The Songs

Ahead of Saturday night's Dora, you can listen to all 18 participating entries, in the order that they'll be performed in throughout the show, right here: 

Top of the Pops ft. Mario 5reković – Putovanje

Yogi – Love at First Sight

Boris Štok – Grijeh

Tajana Belina – Dom

Krešo and Kisele Kiše – Kme Kme

Maja Grgić – I Still Live

Barbara Munjas – Putem Snova

Đana – Free Fallin’

Patricia Gasparini – I Will Wait

The Splitters – Lost and Found

Hana Mašić – Nesreća

Damir Kedžo – Angels and Demons

Martha May – Distance

Detour – Master Blaster

Meri Andraković – Bye Bye Blonde

Let 3 – Mama šč!

Eni Jurišić – Kreni Dalje

Harmonija Disonance – Nevera (Lei, Lei)

Croatia will perform in the First Semi-Final at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in May. 

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