OPATIJA, 19 February 2022 – Mia Dimšić from Osijek will represent Croatia at this year’s Eurovision in Turin.
Mia earned the right to represent Croatia at the 66th edition of Eurovision Song Contest after she won the Dora 2022 contest on Saturday night in Opatija with her song ‘Guilty pleasure’.
Mia was crowned the winner after votes from the jury (50%) and the TV audience (50%).
The 29-year-old started her career eight years ago when tamburitza band Džentlmeni invited her to accompany them during their USA and Canada tour for the Croatian diaspora. Mia’s 2017 debut album “Život nije siv” reached number one on the Croatian Albums Chart.
The album was eventually certified platinum in Croatia. Her single with Marko Tolja, “Sva blaga ovog svijeta”, also reached number one in Croatia, making it her sixth single to do so.
Her music influences include Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Neno Belan, Gibonni, Tedi Spalato, Oliver Dragojević and Hari Rončević.
Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 26 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). Albina Grčić represented Croatia last year at Eurovision but failed to make the semi-finals with her song Tick-Tock.
This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Turin, Italy in May.
Check out the song which will represent Croatia this year below.