Croatia Albina Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

Zdravo, Dora fans! Croatia’s broadcaster HRT has just published the 14 songs that will compete at Dora 2022, the country’s Eurovision selection show.

The list of artists — shared back in December — already had fans hyped with the many returnees, including Mia Negovetić, Bernarda and ToMa. This will be both Mia’s and Bernarda’s third consecutive attempt to represent Croatia at Eurovision. But Dora will also be keeping things fresh with debuts from up and coming talents like Marko Bosnjak, Tia and Jessie

But do the songs live up to the buzz? It’s time to find out.

Croatia: 14 songs for Dora 2022 national final revealed

Bernarda – „Here for Love“ (Bernarda Brunovic/Adriana Pupavac/Andreas Bjorkman/Karl Persson/Jonas Ekdahl/Aidan O’Connor)

Elis Lovric – „No War“ (Anthony Kukuljan/Elis Lovric/Sandi Bratonja)

Jessie – „My Next Mistake“ (Silvio Pasaric/Jessica Atlic – McColgan)

Marko Bosnjak – „Moli za Nas“ (Vlaho Arbulic/Mihović Sostaric)

Mia Dimsic – „Guilty Pleasure“ (Mia Dimsic/Vjekoslav Dimter/Damir Bacic/Ante Gelo)

Mia Negovetic – „Forgive Me (Oprosti)“ (Mia Negovetic/Laurell Barker/Denniz Jamm/Andreas Stone Johansson)

Mila Elegovic – „Ljubav“ (Bruno Krajcar)

Eric Vidovic – „I Found You“ (Eric Vidovic/Filip Vidovic/Gordan Dragic)

Ella Oreskovic – „If You Walk Away“ (Sinisa Reljic – Simba)

Roko Vuskovic – „Malo Kasnije“ (Predrag Martinjak/Roko Vuskovic/Jan Sinjor Cetkovic)

Tia – „Voli me do Neba“ (Vlaho Arbulic/Mihovil Sostaric)

Tina Vukov – „Hideout“ (Rejhan Okanovic/Tomislav Gojanovic/Josipa Vujevic)

ToMa – „In the Darkness“ (Adriana Pupavac/Andreas Bjorkman/Tomislav Maric/Aidan O’Connor/Samuel Runsteen)

Zdenka Kovacicek – „Stay on the Bright Side“ (Adi Karas/Elvis Srsen NoA/Zvonimir Bajevic/Jurica Hotko)

So what do you think? Who is your winner? Are any of these songs strong enough to make it to the grand final at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago

There’s no doubt – Mia Negovetic and Forgive Me (Oprosti) should represent Croatia in Turin 2022! This entry simply ticks all the boxes! Sretno, Mia N.! Best of luck, Croatia! <3

Niko
Niko
7 months ago

TOMa. O, nice! 🙂

mimi
mimi
7 months ago

ToMa <3 <3 <3

KaraZmatic
KaraZmatic
7 months ago

Meh…

Rashad
Rashad
7 months ago

Something decent and something awful, things could be worse. Serbia showed us that.

Im so fab
Im so fab
7 months ago

Tina please!

sasha
sasha
7 months ago

Mia N consistently brings good songs and doesn’t win. just let the girl compete in eurovision

sam
sam
7 months ago

personally i’d like to see marko represent croatia this year. dora has really improved in song quality a lot since its return in 2019 and has quickly become one of my favorite and most anticipated nfs of the season. congratulations croatia, you deserve to do well

Ned
Ned
7 months ago

Tina Vukov – „Hideout“  is my favorite.

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago

The fact that there are die hard fans of the Laurel Barker 2355th attempt in eurovision concerns me. You need to question your music taste people. Marko is the obvious and best choice here

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago

Marko of course. No english song for Croatia please !

Last edited 7 months ago by Mr X
Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago
Reply to  Mr X

Hmm, I could easily agree on that, provided that, at least, the song ending is transposed and thus made more epic and powerful. Otherwise, it will remain nothing but a mediocre attempt, wasting both the song potential and Marko’s boundless talent. C’mon, do something about it, Vlaho/ Marko!!!

Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago
Reply to  Alvaro

Mean while, MIA NEGOVETIC! 12 pts!!!

KLINE
KLINE
7 months ago

Zdenka Kovacicek – go for it!

MTD
MTD
7 months ago

Marko Bosnjak.
End of story.

What was supposed to be Kezo back in 2020, it will be Marko this year.

Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago
Reply to  MTD

Marko is a fantastic vocalist and his song has a boundless potential… but it requires a thorough enhancement as one may be under impression that the song is somehow “unfinished”. @V. Arbulic: it would be natural for such a song to have at least a key change considering Marko’s vocal capacities. If it remains as it is, I’ll give my vote to Mia Negovetic as her song, as it is, is already asolutely ready to conquer Torino and I dare say it will end up in top 10 in the grand finals. Cheers for now…

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  MTD

If so, looking forward to the betting odds. I don’t remember excactly, but wasn’t Kedzo 40th or 41st among 41 in the betting odds?

MTD
MTD
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

Does it matter?

His song was strong, his voice was superb, his Balkan presence was excellent.

Odds-makers lost their credibility long time ago *sigh*Malta*sigh*

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  MTD

You could have a point, Malta’s “performance” in the betting odds was quite odd indeed. Personally, I really disliked Malta’s song and if I had been asked, it wouldn’t even have made it to the final. But in the end the odd-makers weren’t that much wrong, she – in fact unfortunatelly – still finished in the top 10. But the bad odds for Kedzo in my opinion were justified.

Last edited 7 months ago by Iv***
Rich
Rich
7 months ago

Tia and Tina do it for me. Tina, I can imagine making people dream for 3 minutes on stage if kept super simple. Meaning no boy and girl dancing arpund her or other crazy burNing piano sensation. Just her playing classic piano. Black.

Yush
Yush
7 months ago

Croatia. Bernarda deserves it so much…. Mia’s song sounds like a soundtrack of a musical…. Nice one… but Here For Love is the real thing. Please let her go to Turin. <3

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
7 months ago

Hope we will get a reaction video soon from the wiwiblogsteam 🙂 I´m nicely surprised with this year Dora. There are a many good songs so that I can´t say who is my clear favorite. This is always a good since and keep us from some “bitchfights” after the show with frustrated fans. More than ever I need to see the staging to go with someone. So far my favorites are: Marko Bosnjak – Gve me some Ed Sheera (Hobbite) vibes! Mia Negovetic – Great Song Thats happen when Disney meat Huskavik but in a good way Mia Dimsic –… Read more »

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
7 months ago

Croats will do what they always do. Vote for artist rather than for a song. Marko Bosnjak will win and they will stay in the semi-final. Croatia, can we do it better this year?

Croat
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

So who’s better than Marko?

Yush
Yush
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Unfortunately. IT IS SO TRUE…. Bernarda is the one to choose. Please…..

Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Sure we can, darling. Mia Negovetic has a wonderful and fully complete song that ticks all the boxes. Other potential winners (Marko, Tia, Mia Dimsic, Toma…) need to introduce some rhytmic and, I’d say, dramatic changes in order to make their songs more powerful as they lack the X factor, i.e. the songs are nice, but nothing more than that. I’d always rather send a song in Croatian language, but since that is not an option at this time, I’d opt for the most beautiful song, and Forgive Me has it all. Therefore, my felloow Croatians, vote Mia Negovetic! Love… Read more »

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

It doesn’t make a difference anyway. No metter who’s the winner NONE of the songs will qualify.

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
7 months ago

Forgive Me By Mia N. Is my favorite I love that its has a similar feel to Husavik with some Croatian while Mia D. and Marko are also good. I also like Bernada I feel like she has had better songs the last few years but I also enjoy her song.

vetrina
vetrina
7 months ago

The first two songs (by Bernarda and Elis Lovri?) were quite decent. Justice for robbed queen Albina!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

I love Mia N. so much but I really want to get her with some better songwriters. This is just not it for me.
Surprisingly, the song I’m enjoying the most is Eric’s right now. o.O

Anabel Lee
Anabel Lee
7 months ago

Marko and Tia are great! But Elis! That’s a banger. With the right staging, that could go far. Didn’t care about Mia D. Very disappointing. Mia N. would be a decent choice, too.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
7 months ago

Happy to see that Dora again has a good selection. It is not as diverse as last year though but still good after another listen. I am on the fence between Marko Bosnjak and Mia Dimsic. I think either way both songs will stand out, even though maybe Marko is better because he sings in Croatian. But Mia has an accessible sound. Either way, one of them should go. I also like Tia very much!

Antony Roso
Antony Roso
7 months ago

My favourite is Mia Dimši?. It may be called ‘Guilty Pleasure’ but the song is far from that. So beautiful and sweet. All she needs is her guitar and intimate staging for it to be an effective performance. Having Mia at Eurovision would sure allow Croatia to stand out and make it to the final. To do well at Eurovision, it’s all about setting a trend, and she can do that with her country-pop song.

By the way, Mia Negoveti?’s song really does remind me a lot of Husavik

Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago
Reply to  Antony Roso

Mia Dimsic is a very talented artist and songwriter, but I can’t escape the feeling she should have written a song in Croatian. If I were to chose between the Guilty Pleasure & Forgive me, I’d certainly opt for the latter one as I find it more beautiful. So, Mia Negovetic will hopefully be the winner if we want to stand any chances for the grand finals. Moreover, I dare say that the song Forgive Me, depending on its stage performance, will eventually end up in top 10, if not even top 5.

Roro31
Roro31
7 months ago

Croatia, maybe in the big final this year !

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

Wishful thinking! Not with this line-up of horror.

Roro31
Roro31
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

You are completely sick!
What songs do you like apart from criticizing everything? Because you’re insulting and above all it’s hard to know the music you like??

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Roro31

I certainly don’t like lack of originality and cheesiness and for me all of the songs in Dora 2022 are like that.

Roro31
Roro31
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

My god it’s so light your comment… Come on, go to bed.

Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago

Forgive Me & Mia Negovetic has “THE WINNER” written all over it! This one simply ticks all the boxes! Croatia, please, go for this one!!!

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

I really loved Guilty Pleasure and Moli Za Nas.
I really hope their performances will be great. I wanna see Croatia in the final.
Forgive Me was also nice. Probably more safe/cliche but easy/pleasant.. and performance wise could work if Mia delivers or there’s some staging.
All 3 have some potential and perfomers and how they sell it will decide it I guess. I really don’t know which one could do better at Esc if I’m honest

Last edited 7 months ago by Alex
Jack
Jack
7 months ago

Maybe it’s just me but with a good staging I think Marko can give Croatia one of its best placings ever. There is something about this song.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
7 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Don’t give Croats delusional ideas. The song has several moments and that’s it. The chorus is very repetitive and instrumental quite hollow. People will vote for him anyway because they remember him well from singing talent competitions and they do it every single year since Dora is back, and we know the results.

BbDany
BbDany
7 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

No one knows about him in Croatia because he competed in a serbian show, not a croatian show. So if he is to win it’ll be because of his charisma, voice and song, rather than his popularity.

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Jack

I agree! Something quite forgettable!

Jack
Jack
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

You have issues bro

pretty_polly
pretty_polly
7 months ago

A pretty weak selection, with one uninspired radio-friendly tune after another. I guess Mia Dimsic’s song is my favorite one, even if it is sickeningly sweet (and English language cheapens it even more).

I wouldn’t be surprised if the song Vedran Ljubenko will be singing in Ljubljana this Saturday turns out better than all of the tracks above. At least it doesn’t sound so generic, based on that short snippet.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  pretty_polly

I wouldn’t describe Mia’s song that way, it’s about an unhappy wife imagining life with another man.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Or woman…or non-binary person…

yannis
yannis
7 months ago
Reply to  pretty_polly

this is one of the strongest finals according to othe finals

esc1234
esc1234
7 months ago

This how you do a national final, you have well produced entries and a diverse line up. Take notes Germany aka the new UK

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Germany and Romania, really

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

good lineup…nothing too strong, but there’s potential. Well done!

Esc addict
Esc addict
7 months ago

At least Croatia save the day, there are good songs here, 2 songs stand out to me , Marko’s song, he absolutely grab me until the end of the song at the first listening, and Bernarda’s song grab my attention more than the others too, I know it sounds polished and swedish but not more than Mia Negovetic song which sounds very very nordic, so my absolute winner would be Marko, and with Bernarda I will be happy too. Mia N. and Mia D songs are good but doesn’t stand out enough for me.

Last edited 7 months ago by Esc addict
Alvaro
Alvaro
7 months ago

My top 3:

  1. Moli Za Nas – Marko (mystical vibe, Marko should consider key change as his voice is stunning)
  2. Voli Me Do Neba – Tia (catchy, same as above – the vocal is great, so the author may explore how to introduce some new and unpredictable moments)
  3. Guilty Pleasure – Mia (lovely song, too bad it’s in English though)
conortje
7 months ago

This is such a breath of fresh air following Germany and Denmark’s disappointments. Bravo Croatia. Some real originality and different sounds here. Finally!

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
7 months ago

Such a nice lineup! Good job, neighbors! My favorites are Moli za nas and Forgive Me (Oprosti). Moli za nas would be a clear winner if the second chorus was a bit more powerful. This is gonna be one of the very very few song in (kinda) my native language on my Spotify. Forgive Me (Oprosti) is so Swedish that it almost annoys me but it’s good enough for me to overlook that. The thing that rubs me the wrong way is that I can’t stop thinking about Melodifestivalen while it’s playing. I love all things Sweden but I can’t… Read more »

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

In other news, we also have Romanian semi-finalists, and I’m so happy that everyone in my top 6 has made it! 🙂 Now we have a proper cool finals. I’m just bummed that I already sense that the juries will set it up for Cezar, and I’m not a fan of that entry. Still, I can enjoy the selection while it lasts.

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

I am going for the rhyming option this year so it is Mia (Forgive Me) and Tia for me. I also see huge potential in Elis’ song, there seems to be so much anger in there (not entirely certain if the lyrics confirm that?) but I was missing the big explosion which the song warranted.

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Yes, Elis sings an anti-war song with quite expressive ”out there” lyrics. There’s anger, but mostly frustration. I think it’s a very interesting song.

ete sech
ete sech
7 months ago

I wasn’t expecting much from Dora, but I’m pleasantly surprised by this lineup, the best one since its 2019 return!
I found myself liking several entries and I recognize that the rest – while I don’t like them myself, are pretty decent entries. Looks like Croatia will make it to the final this year! 🙂

Hu Hu Hu hurricane
Hu Hu Hu hurricane
7 months ago

Mia N needs to sing it entirely in croatian and the last phrases on english so it sounds more eurovision esque and less disney esque. I see her …I don’t wanna hype myself too much but I do think she has a nice posibility of top 3.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

i’ll be surprised if someone who isn’t mia dimsic or mia negovetic doesn’t win, the former due to her popularity in croatia and the latter because it’s her third year in a row and they seem to want to send her as long as she’s a cute girl with a nice voice

Nicomro
7 months ago

I m not original : Marko and the two mia’s for the win (: a préférence for Marko both for the song and the native langage !

Matjaž
Matjaž
7 months ago

TOP3
1. Marko Bosnjak
2. Bernarda
3. Mia Negovetic

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

This is by far the best Dora line-up we had since its return in 2019. I often tend to be critical towards my own country, but this time, I have to compare this selection to so many others, and be very, very pleased. Every song feels competently produced, even those that are somewhat standard. On first listening, I didn’t catch any lyrical embarrassments either. My standouts from my first take: Mia Negovetic – She was consistently proving that she could elevate any material, but I feel like this might be *the one*. This song has such a beautiful chorus, and… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Glad to see you’re proud about the lineup. 🙂 And I agree you have all the reasons to be. I found a translation to Marko’s song and the religious references didn’t seem “preachy”, since “pray for us”, “sin” and “heaven” are all expressions that are used also by people that aren’t very religious. But I’ll wait for your interpretation. Based on the reactions in Croatia, can you spot any clear frontrunner already?

Colin
Colin
7 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I am proud that a quality selection like this comes from Croatia. Dora has come a long way since the 2019 disaster (and a really poor winning song), and I’m glad to witness it. So far, it seems like it’s Mia vs Mia, but Marko is also creating a buzz since the songs are released, which is understandable. In fact, he has the highest number of YT likes so far. I think I’d be happy with any of these three, ToMa, or Elis, as our winner. I’ll have to hear them again to see my exact personal order.

Last edited 7 months ago by Colin
Hrvatska
Hrvatska
7 months ago

I can’t believe my eyes when I listen to the song Mia Dimsic I’m shocked this song is perfect for the competition, and Mia herself surprised me I didn’t expect such a good song from her, the ticket to Turin is yours

Last edited 7 months ago by Hrvatska
Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

Positively surprised by this selection. On a first listen, my favorites are Marko Bosnjak’s “Moli za Nas” and Mia Dimsic’s “Guilty Pleasure” (though this isn’t a guilty pleasure, I really like it :)). Both grabbed my attention instantly and kept it until the end.

Mia Negovetic would be my 3rd option. I’ve been wanting her in Eurovision for a while and this song gives her a lot of space to shine vocally, but the other 2 sound more sincere to my ears. In any case, Dora’s winner tends to be competitive in Turin.

BetwixtTales
BetwixtTales
7 months ago

Listening to the opening of Elis Lovric – „No War“, I almost excepted her to start singing “One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all.” X-D

Ellie
Ellie
7 months ago
Reply to  BetwixtTales

Gonna call her Go Ask Elis now.

BetwixtTales
BetwixtTales
7 months ago
Reply to  Ellie

Haha! Love it.

Mufasa
Mufasa
7 months ago

Omg !! I think Mia N. Marko and Toma will fight for victory. A lot of radiofriendly songs. Good job croatia! I have a feeling that Ellis could be the dark horse of Dora 😉

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
7 months ago

Laurell is back. I was hoping she’ll take a year off. 😛

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago

If only Dora would take a year off!!!

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

She’s already back, in Melodifestivalen. This is her 23rd Eurovision attempt in five years – succeeding six times, for five different countries. There is no stopping her.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Not a bad line up at all, but Mia Negovetic is my outright favourite and Marko Bosnjak would be my 2nd place. I’ll be happy if either of those win!

EuroVisionStan123
EuroVisionStan123
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Same, but I’d still prefer Mia Negovetic!

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago

Year in, year out, the horror has a name: DORA!

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

HMM why do I get a feeling you’re Croatian

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Zato što osjecaji rijetko varaju! 🙂

Last edited 7 months ago by Iv***
Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

Ja bih rekla da smo ok i da idemo na bolje, previse smo samokriticni nekad

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Bez samokritike nema napretka. Problem i jeste u tome sto na HRT-u nema nikoga samokriticnog. Štengl je “šef” Dore!? Osoba koja je na Eurosong poslala onaj zlocin protiv covjecnosti zvan Franka i Crazy.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
7 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

Isto tako pretjerano odbacivanje svega ikad nema nikakvog smisla. Evo pozitivno je da je red pjesama odabran nasumicno, izašle su desetak dana ranije, guraju se mladi ljudi i produkcija pjesama je dosta bolja, ?ini mi se da se natjecanje shvatilo ozbiljnije, a koliko vidim stranci su skroz ok prihvatili pjesme. Ne?emo sigurno još par godina postati esc powerhouse ali nakon onih prijašnjih tragedija vidi se dobar pomak.

Iv***
Iv***
7 months ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Zasto bi bilo lose odbacivati nesto sto a priori ne valja i nema nikavog izgleda za uspjeh?! Naravno, kada kriterije postavis tako nisko kao da ih uopce nema onda i smece izgleda kao napredak.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago

I meant I have only seem. recap video of Dora 2022, but I have to say based on the snippets, This is not bad, pretty good actually. I’d have to listen to all the songs in full to make a true assessment but it sounds very promising.