Dora 2021 Acts

The artist and song details were released in December. And after a long wait, it’s almost time to hear the first snippets of the Dora 2021 entries in Croatia.

Dora 2021 snippets to be released on 6 February

On Saturday 6 February, HRT will release one-minute snippets of all 14 songs competing in its national final for Eurovision 2021. They will be published on the broadcaster’s official YouTube channel, exactly one week before the 13 February final. That’s earlier than previous years. The snippets were released the day before Dora in 2020. And that’s not the only change afoot for 2021.

 

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Dora 2021 Changes — New voting, no audience

Eurosong.hr has reported that the Croatian national final will change to a Melodifestivalen system of voting, in an effort to avoid ties like last year’s edition and to give more power to the public vote. The jury will give their set of scores, then the public’s share will be split in percentages based on the total points the jury has. So, for example, if the juries they have a total of 464 points to give to the entries, a song that would get 8% of the televote would get 37.12, rounded up to 37 points. This system has been used in several national finals, from its start in Sweden, to France, Finland and Switzerland.

Dora 2021 will take place in the same venue and host city as before: the Marino Cvetković sports hall in Opatija. HRT and Opatija have a long-term cooperation agreement regarding the festival Opatija has been synonymous with the contest for many decades, says HRT’s director general, Kazimir Bačić.

The biggest change of all would have to be the new safety measures that HRT is intent to follow: There will be no live audience or fan press admitted to the venue, and strict epidemiological measures will be taken. Every single Dora participant will have to bring a negative test for Covid-19 before arriving to Opatija. “We will make sure that everyone comes and goes healthy,” Bačić said. An audience-less venue has been a standard measure for most national finals all around Europe, who aim to strive for the general safety of the population.

Dora 2021: Competing acts

Dora 2021’s four hosts Daniela Trbović, Barbara Kolar, Jelena Lešić and Doris Pinčić introduced us to the competing acts during a special show on January 30. Eurosong From Home saw the competitors cover several Croatian Eurovision classics.

  • Albina – “Tick-Tock” (B. Mihaljević – M. Cinnamon / T. Buklijaš Bakić)
  • Ashley Colburn & Bojan Jambrošić – “Share The Love” (I. Šjunca – A. Colburn / I. Škunca)
  • Bernarda – “Colors” (B. Georgiev Milanov / B. Brunović)
  • Beta Sudar – “Ma Zamisli” (P. Martinjak)
  • Brigita Vuco – “Noći Pijane” (B. Vuco)
  • Cambi – “Zaljubljen” (M. Mirković)
  • Ella Orešković – “Come This Way” (S. Reljić Simba – E. Orešković)
  • Eric – “Reci Mi” (E. Vidović)
  • Filip Rudan – “Blind” (F. Rudan / A. Franić / H. Domazet – F. Rudan / A. Franić)
  • Mia Negovetić – “She’s Like a Dream” (M. Negovetić / L. Deb / D. Jamm / D. Kertes)
  • Nina Kraljić – “Rijeka” (H. Librenjak – Miki Solus / N. Kraljić)
  • Sandi Cenov – “Kriv” (S. Reljić Simba – Fayo)
  • Toma – “Ocean Of Love” (A. Pupavac / A. Bjorkman / K. Persson / T. Marić – A. Pupavac)
  • Tony Cetinski & Kiki Rahimovski – “Zapjevaj, Sloboda Je!” (K. Rahimovski)

What do you think? Who are you gunning for in Dora 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

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Una
Una
3 months ago

Very good news!!

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
3 months ago

Nice to see some changes on the competition. After snippets released I will slightly get to idea who is best possible candidate for ESC. So far, looking forward to hear songs by following artists Filip, Nina, Mia and Albina.

blackandwhitecrimsonsky
blackandwhitecrimsonsky
3 months ago

bernarda’s is already out if you can find the demo that poli or michela did online >=<

carlos
carlos
3 months ago

Any links?

Purger
Purger
3 months ago

To bad that the winner is allready known. Albinas composer is a close friend to the director of HRT and there is a rumor that they pay their way to rotherdam. Albina is the only participant from Dora who is constantly making appears in every tv show on HRT . On Voice Croatia she whas fifth and filip whas second. She got a far better running order then some other fan favorite that are her main competition

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

I’m hoping it will be a suspenseful Dora! I’m also hoping for no controversies.

btw
btw
3 months ago

As a Croat I want Albina, Mia or Filip to win.
I saw this Albina’s song on YouTube and now I am even more excited of her song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBYDUum5AqA&list=OLAK5uy_lohtEY2GkQ6sOcJ6_PJ7IEtXLrKKfD930

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 months ago
Reply to  btw

also written by Max Cinnamon! He is a talented young man!

Fabio
Fabio
2 months ago
Reply to  btw

That song you linked couldn’t be more generic… typical pop ballad in English.

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
3 months ago

I am glad that Croatia is introducing changes to Dora and I can’t wait to hear on February 13 who has a chance to go to Eurovision, and on February 6 we will find out what the level is this year. By the way, I can see how much Nina Kraljic is preparing for the elimination, I would like her to win, I’m only concerned about the starting position, after all, there is a chance to hear an ethnic song in Croatian. I have the impression that she is the only one who has a chance to advance from such… Read more »

Oscar
Oscar
3 months ago

“a song that would get 8% of the televote would get 37.12, rounded up to 37 points” so is it rounded down to 37 or rounded up to 38?

Tim Nilsson
Tim Nilsson
3 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

the logical thing would be to round it down

Important
Important
3 months ago
Reply to  Oscar

Very good question! However they decide to round it, they should take into consideration that the sum of televote points equals the sum of jury points. Narrowing each number down, up or to the closest integer are three most intuitive ways to round it, however none of the three guarantee the more important and indeed logical rule of equal sums.

Teddi
Teddi
3 months ago

I’m glad to see that Croatian delegation actually listens what people say! This is some really good changes! Very excited about voting changes. Definitely needed to break old dull voting. Candidates this year are very interesting. Can’t wait! Maybe Croatia’s ready to retrieve its old success again!