OPATIJA, 13 February 2021 – Albina Grčić from Split will represent Croatia at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Rotterdam after she won Dora 2021 on Saturday night in Opatija.
The Dora music festival was used to select Croatia’s Eurovision representative from 1993 until 2011 before Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) took over the selection process.
Dora returned in 2019 and after a jury and public vote tonight, Albina was declared the winner from 14 finalists with her song “Tick-Tock”.
Albina now heads to Eurovision 2021 to represent Croatia, which will be the 65th edition of the song contest and will take place from 18-22 May.
Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 25 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 Damir Kedžo was set to represent Croatia at Eurovision 2020 after his song “Divlji vjetre” won Dora 2020 but the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is the winning song which will represent Croatia in May at Eurovision 2021.
All the finalists tonight:
Nina Kraljić (Alkonost of Balkan) – Rijeka
Eric – Reci mi
Ella Orešković – Come This Way
Bernarda – Colors
Sandi Cenov – Kriv
Toma – Ocean of Love
Filip Rudan – Blind
Beta Sudar – Ma zamisli
Cambi – Zaljubljen
Ashley & Bojan – Share the Love
Brigita Vuco – Noći pijane
Mia Negovetić – She’s Like A Dream
Albina – Tick-Tock
Tony Cetinski & Kiki Rahimovski – Zapjevaj, sloboda je!