Dora 2021 is happening! On 13 February, the Croatian city of Opatija will be home to broadcaster HRT’s biggest event since the March 2020 lockdown.
But before Saturday’s main event, HRT has treated us to one-minute snippets of each of the 14-competing songs. That’s more than enough for you to listen, judge, replay and pick a favourite. The Croatian public (and the jury) will decide on Damir Kedžo’s successor at the weekend, but you can do it now.
You can listen to all 14 snippets in the playlist below and then vote for your favourite. You can pick as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. So choose wisely!
Poll: Who should win Croatia’s Dora 2021?
Dora 2021: What you need to know
fter much discussion, it has been decided that Dora 2021 will be held in its usual surroundings of the Marino Cvetković Hall in the coastal town of Opatija – just as in the past two editions. To ensure that epidemiological measures are satisfied, there will be no live audience or press. Every single Dora participant will also have to bring a negative COVID-19 test to Opatija. Four ladies will host the contest. These are Barbara Kolar, Daniel Trbović, Jelena Lešić and Doris Pinčić.
The Croatian national final also sees a change to Melodifestivalen style voting system this year in order to ensure there are no ties again. The regional jury will give their set of scores, with the public’s share to be split into percentages based on the total points the jury has. In case a tie occurs, the public vote will prevail.
What do you make of the snippets? Will you be watching Dora this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.