The semi-final and the final of the Dora 2010, the Croatian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, were both being held at the Crystal Hall of the Kvarner Hotel in Opatija.
16 songs selected through a public tender were performed in the semi-final of the show. The top eight songs from the semi-final, selected by televoting viewers, competed in the final with the 8 songs resulting from an invitation to the authors of the most performed songs of 2008 according to the official report of Croatian Composers Society.
In the end it was Feminnem who beat 15 other hopefuls and will represent Croatia with the song Lako Je Sve in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo. They topped both the jury vote and public televoting, therefore scoring an unanimous victory.
This is the second time the girl group will perform in Europe's Favourite TV show having represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2005. You can see their song below. And also, you can see the Croatian national selection show once again, in our ESCTV player.
Who are they?
Feminnem was founded in 2004 at the initiative of Croatian composer Đorđe Novković, when, after the Croatian Idol TV-show ended, its three finalists decided to form a girl band and thus become professional musicians.
A year later, having won national final in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the band performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev with the song Call Me.
Having released a number of hits, Feminnem won the status of the first girl band in the region. Pamela Ramljak and Neda Parmać have had to change the third member of the group two times since the founding of the band, but since the arrival of Nika Antolos, they are certain that this will be the permanent and final Feminnem.
Their new album, named after the Eurovision Song Contest song, Everything Is Easy, was made in collaboration with author and producer Branimir Mihaljević, who deserves credit for music and production of their hits in the last few years, while almost all the lyrics were written by the members of the band itself.
Apart from Branimir, they collaborated on the new album with the producer Luiz Rodriguez (Modern Talking) for the duet with the Spanish teen star Alex Manga, as well as with Freddie J. Cooper (Boyz II Men). One of the songs from the album was reinterpreted by the Bulgarian star Preslava.
They'll perform fifteenth in the second Semi-Final on the 27th of May in Oslo, Norway.