Tonight was the turn of Croatia to select their representative for Eurovision 2020 with their national selection show Dora 2020. Held in the resort town of Opatija, sixteen acts took to the stage. Ultimately only one could prevail though – and that was Damir Kedžo with “Divlji Vjetre”.
Written by Ante Pecotić, “Divlji Vjetre” presents a heartwarming and uplifting ballad full of emotion. You can hear the strength of Damir’s voice showing full vocal composure. The song is translated as “Wild Wind” in English.
Damir will perform “Divlji Vjetre” in the second half of the first semi final of Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam.
Damir Kedžo – “Divlji vjetre”
Damir Kedžo wins Dora 2020
The thirteenth edition of Dora saw sixteen songs battle it out to win. The winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of points awarded by regional juries (from five different major cities of Croatia) and from the public televote.
The jury votes came first, with each major Croatian city represented. The jury vote winner was Mia Negovetić and the song “When It Comes To You”. Damir Kedžo was second in the jury vote, while Indira Levak finished third with “You Will Never Break My Heart”.
Finally the public vote was announced. Damir Kedžo won the televote with Mia Negovetić coming second and Indira Levak third.
In the end both Damir and Mia tied in first place. However, since Damir won the televote, he was deemed the winner of Dora 2020.
Dora 2020: The Show
The show opened with Croatia’s Eurovision 2019 Roko Blažević who sang “Heroj”, the Croatian-language version of his Eurovision entry “The Dream”. He was even joined by his two backing dancers from last year – Endi Schrotter and Diego Siqueira.
This year, Dora was hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Mirko Fodor, Zlata Mück Sušec and Doris Pinčić Rogoznica.
Although Eurovision 2018 winner Netta was not able to attend the show due to illness, we were still treated to an array of performances in the interval. Roko Blažević sang once again, this time performing his latest single “Krila”.
There were also performances from the finalists of this year’s season of The Voice Croatia. They included Filip Rudan, Albina Grčić, Bernarda Bobovečki and winner Vinko Ćemeraš.
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