Good evening Europe, Zagreb calling! Today news site Jutarnji have reported that over 200 artists have submitted entries for Croatia’s national selection – Dora – for the 2024 edition. This is the highest amount of submissions for the show since it’s revival in 2019.
It’s hoped the final of Dora 2024 will take place on February 24th, with 2 semi finals beforehand – something new for the Dora format. There will be 24 competing songs for us to fall in love with. We cannot wait to hear them all soon!
Let 3 among rumoured names at Dora 2024
Could the popularity be due to Eurovision 2023 finalists Let 3 and their success in Liverpool? The controversial political rock band gave Croatia their first entry through to the Saturday night finale of the contest since Jacques Houdek in 2017.
Apparently the subversive group behind “Mama SC” haven’t had enough of the contest. According to the article, the group will be returning to Dora with a new song, though they initially joked in humorous fashion when asked if they entered a song, saying “oh, did we?” They have said the song they have put forward for Dora 2024 is “new, original and unheard of”.
Let 3 aren’t the only big names on the roster, however. Rock band Vatra – fronted by Ivan Decak – will be making their Dora debut, huge news due to their popularity in the Balkan country. We will also see 2023 Dora hopeful Meri Andrakovic returning for another shot at glory. She came 9th out of 18 in the last edition with her song “Bye Bye Blonde”. Will she go further in 2024?
Eurovision alumni Daniel Popović will also reportedly compete. He represented Yugoslavia in 1983 with his hyper upbeat song “Džuli”. He achieved 4th place, earning 125 points.
Do you have any favourites who are rumoured for the contest? What could Let 3 possibly do to shock us next? Do you think they could get to the final again with these rumoured names? Let us know what you think in the comments.