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16 singers to battle it out to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2019

Franka Batelic represented Croatia in 2018 at Eurovision (Photo: Thomas Hanses/Eurovision TV)

14 February 2019 – Sixteen acts will battle it out on Saturday night in Opatija at Dora 2019 with the winner representing the nation at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Dora music festival was used to select Croatia’s Eurovision representative from 1993 until 2011 before Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) took over the process. Dora has returned this year and 16 acts will perform on 16 February in Opatija. 

Among the candidates is Bernarda Brunović. The blind Swiss-Croatian will be representing the Croatian diaspora at Dora. Brunović hit headlines late last year after her impressive performances in the German version of the popular talent show The Voice. 

Bernarda Brunović (Screenshot/SAT1)

The Dora 2019 contestants

Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić – Vrijeme predaje 

Jelena Bosančić – Tell Me 

Kim Verson – Nisam to što žele

Jure Brkljača – Ne postojim kad nisi tu

Beta Sudar – Don’t Give Up 

Lea Mijatović – Tebi pripadam

Gelato Sisters – Back To That Swing

Luka Nižetić – Brutalero

Elis Lovrić – All I Really Want

Domenica – Indigo 

Roko – The Dream

Ema Gagro – Redemption

Lidija Bačić Lille – Tek je počelo 

Lorena Bućan – Tower of Babylon

Bernarda Bruno – I Believe In True Love 

Manntra – In The Shadows 

You can listen to snippets of each song here

Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 24 times since making its debut at the 1993 contest. Croatia’s best result in the contest is fourth-place finishes in 1996 (Maja Blagdan) and 1999 (Doris Dragović). Last year, Franka Batelić represented Croatia in Lisbon, Portugal with her song ‘Crazy’. She finished in 17th place in the semi-final. 

Eurovision 2018 (Photo: Franka Facebook)
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