On Saturday, it was the turn of Croatia to select their representative for Eurovision 2021 with their national selection show Dora 2021. Held in the resort town of Opatija, fourteen acts took to the stage, offering everything from tradition to dance to rap. Ultimately only one could prevail though – and that was Albina with “Tick-Tock”.
Written by Branimir Mihaljević, Max Cinnamon and Tihana Bukljaš Bakić, “Tick-Tock” presents upbeat rhythms and a racy pop feel. Best of all, it’s not just radio-ready — it’s also nearly ready for the Eurovision stage. It came with plenty of choreo — including a group lift that saw Albina singing on her back.
Albina will perform “Tick-Tock” in the second half of the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam.
Albina – “Tick-Tock”
Albina wins Dora 2021
The fourteenth edition of Dora saw fourteen songs battle it out. The winner was determined by a 50/50 combination of points awarded by regional juries (from ten 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 Albina and the song “Tick-Tock”. Bernarda with “Colors” was second in the jury vote, while Nina Kraljić finished third with “Rijeka”.
Finally the public vote was announced. Albina won the televote with Nina Kraljić coming second and Cambi third.
Overall, Nina Kraljić was second and Mia Negovetić with the song, “She’s Like a Dream” was third.
Dora 2021: The Show
This year, Dora was hosted by an all-female team of Doris Pinčić Rogoznica, Daniela Trbović, Barbara Kolar and Jelena Lešić.
Singing the interval act was Vesna Pisarović. Pisarović won Dora in 2002 with the song “Sasvim Sigurna”. However, she represented Croatia at Eurovision 2002 with the English version of that song called, “Everything I Want”. She finished in eleventh place. At Dora, she sang a medley of her songs including “Sasvim Sigurna”.
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