Hello, Dora! Croatia’s Eurovision selection commences on Thursday night as 24 acts begin the battle for that coveted ticket to Malmö.

It is the first time since 2011 that the country’s Eurovision selection will involve more than one night of festivities. It begins with semi-final one on Thursday, followed by the second semi-final on Friday, then concluding with the big finale on Sunday.

Following the release of all the competing songs, we asked you to vote for your favourites out of 24 semi-finalists. Now it’s time to see who has won.

Baby Lasagna is a favourite to win Dora 2024

The hype is real, y’all. Marko Purišić, better known under his stage name Baby Lasagna, has won the hearts of our readers. His song, “Rim Tim Tagi Dim“, picked up a massive 43.16% of all votes cast in the poll – that’s 1,290 votes total.

Hundreds of thousands of YouTube views; trending across multiple digital platforms; frequent interview requests. The release of his Dora entry has certainly changed Baby Lasagna’s every day life and earned him a title of being one of the freshest breakthroughs of the Croatian music scene.

Croatia has been climbing the Eurovision winner odds, now shooting up as high as third favourite with the bookies. There are a lot of expectations, but will the country even choose Baby Lasagna? We’ll find out by Sunday.

Coming distant second is another Dora debutant. Lana Mandaric will sing “More” at the contest after having recently been discovered on TV show Supertalent, where she was judged by Severina (Eurovision 2009), Nika Turković (Junior Eurovision 2004), and Tonci Huljic (Croatia’s Eurovision 1999 songwriter). In our poll, she earned 356 votes, which is 11.91% of the total.

Following just behind in third is actor and singer Eugen with his heartfelt ballad called “Tišine”. He secured 354 votes, or 11.84% overall.

Last year’s Dora winners, Let 3, haven’t garnered as much support this time around – our readers only cast 131 votes for “Babaroga“, placing them fifth.

Full results: Who should win Croatia’s Dora 2024?

  1. Baby Lasagna – “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” – 43.16% (1,290 votes)
  2. Lana Mandarić – “More” – 11.91% (356 votes)
  3. Eugen – “Tišine” – 11.84% (354 votes)
  4. Marcela – “Gasoline” – 9.23% (276 votes)
  5. Let 3 – “Barbaroga” – 4.38% (131 votes)
  6. Natalie Balmix – “Dijamanti” – 3.55% (106 votes)
  7. Damir Kedžo – “Voljena ženo” – 2.21% (66 votes)
  8. Vinko – “Lying Eyes” – 1.64% (49 votes)
  9. Alen Đuras – “A Tamburitza Lullaby” – 1.54% (46 votes)
  10. ET – “Pametnom dosta” – 1.2% (36 votes)
  11. Vatra – “Slatke suze, gorka ljubav” – 1.1% (33 votes)
  12. Lara Demarin – “Ne vjerujem ti” – 1.07% (32 votes)
  13. Lu Dedić – “Plavi leptir” – 0.9% (27 votes)
  14. The Splitters – “Od kad te sanjam” – 0.77% (23 votes)
  15. James Night – “Nebo plače” – 0.74% (22 votes)
  16. Misha – “One Day” – 0.7% (21 votes)
  17. Pavel – “Do mjeseca” – 0.7% (21 votes)
  18. Noelle – “Baby, Baby” – 0.64% (19 votes)
  19. Boris Štok – “Can We Talk” – 0.57% (17 votes)
  20. Barbara Munjas – “Nepobjediva” – 0.54% (16 votes)
  21. Erna – “How Do You Love” – 0.54% (16 votes)
  22. Stefany Žužić – “Sretnih dana dat’ će Bog” – 0.47% (14 votes)
  23. Saša Lozar – “Ne plačem zbog nje” – 0.43%  13 votes)
  24. Mario Battifiaca ft. Robert Ferlin – “Vodu piti trizan biti” – 0.17% (5 votes)

Total votes: 2,989

What do you think of the poll results? Can Baby Lasagna win Dora 2024, and perhaps Eurovision as well this year? Let us know in the comments.

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Woof
Woof
1 month ago

Sorry, for me this is almost just noise… tastes are different

Edd
Edd
1 month ago

English IS NOT necessary to win the Eurovision. Look at Serbia (2007), Portugal (2017), and Ukraine (2022). All that’s needed are extremely powerful performances and vocals. ALL songs in the native language, PLEASE!

Mqe
Mqe
1 month ago

Clearly the best choice and it will do really well at Eurovision, but I’m a bit skeptical calling it a potential winner… I don’t think juries will go crazy for this and it will do well in the televote, but may split votes with similar entries like Finland, Estonia and potentially the Netherlands.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Mqe

If vocally good and staging as well, juries will not ignore him…. I don’t think it will split points with Finland, maybe Estonia. Netherlands, no song yet, but what Inhave seen from that artist, they will be splitting votes with Finland

Julia
Julia
1 month ago

And what time are the broadcast? Can I watch them live online?

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

HRT claims it will be broadcasted live on Dora YouTube chanel. It starts at 20.15. First semi today, second tomorrow. Final on Tuesday. Alternatively there is an app called HRTi

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

That’s 20.15 CET

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor
Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Thank you!!

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

Marko or nobody.
Otherwise, THERE’S NO GOING BACK! for Croatia from the catastrophy of possibly not choosing him.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Agreed!!!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago

Although I want Marko to win the whole contest I feel Ukraine has got huge social media numbers and views. With the one million refugees I can’t see it getting beat

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

They had the same last year. They were leading the odds until end of February when they started to drop. They will for sure do well, due to song as well as refugees but I would not sign off on their win just yet.

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

Baby Lasagna for the win. Let 3’s song is crap, but on the other hand they had an even worse song last year and yet they represented Croatia. It’s time for a decent song this year…

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

I liked Let3’s entry last year.
This years Dora entry of them doesnt make me excited.
So I hope it will be BL for the win of Dora 24..

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Let us prance.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

no need to follow tonights dora show, tomorrow is the first performance for BL and only have interest for him and him alone

Knut Olav
Knut Olav
1 month ago

I voted for The Splitters as I’m a huge fan of them and they have a beautiful song this year. But I’m also on the Baby Lasagna-train, and would really like to see him slay in Malmo!

Alexandro
Alexandro
1 month ago

Zagreb 2025 can really become a reality 😀

Julia
Julia
1 month ago

Pardon the ignorance but WHY is everybody talking about corruption in this comment section? Has there been a precedent or something with Dora?

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

We have a corrupt government (with a literal court ruling against them) and HRT (broadcaster) is just an extension of that government.

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Thanks for explaining, sorry to hear this! I hope this time it’s going to be fair and the best representative will be chosen!

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Julia

As Robert said it is referencing general corruptio, but comments here are also a bit of a joke.

Julia
Julia
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Haha I realised, tbh! Happy Dora and may the best one win 🙂

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

They should’ve pulled a Slovenia and internally selected him, there’s literally no competition…

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

Originally they didnt even wanted him among the participants at Dora ?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

If Baby Lasagna isn’t picked, it will be the worst missed opportunity of the ENTIRE Eurovision NF season. Get in line, Ryk!

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

I am just a bit worried that it can be rigged for Sasa Lozar. He’s been accepted with a poor song which already shows some sort of preferential treatment. He has also been in the industry for dozens of years and probably has good connectioms with HRT and the budget to fund the participation himself.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

could be a poor song at first listen, but all whats important is your live performing qualities

for all we know Sasa is similar to Kedzo live vocal wise (i mean Divlji Vjetre back in 2020 also for got 110% enhanced in the live performance compared to studio)

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Sasa Lozar is here just to promote his song. Generally he is a has been in Croatia. Failed singer turned radio host.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

everything is rigged in favor for Baby Lasagna, could also have been an internal selection tbh

croatia are corrupt, so no worries, BL is going to Malmo, the one with most fan hype always wins in Dora

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

LOL, now its rigged for BL, in other places people claim its rigged for Vatra…. Poor HRT, they even can not do rigging right 😀

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

If it’s rigged for BL, I’m happy. Internally select my boy!

Garbo
Garbo
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

It’s so rigged that Dora forgot to select the song they had ‘internally selected’ in the first place… so then they had to rig it even more to get another act to withdraw just to include the song they wanted all along, but forgot to include in the initial line-up. Sure. Makes sense.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbo

And then they rigged odds, wiwibloggs and people minds to actually like it! That is some pro level mid control!

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

*mind

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Why does someone dislike a person correcting their own spelling?

Amigo
Amigo
1 month ago

I am just afraid of proud jury members and HRT corruption. I obviously want Baby Lasagna to win. But I would not mind if someone else wins in a FAIR way! But if the victory was set up by HRT, then this is a huge loss for Croatia. I hope these corrupt broadcasters just choose acts internally. Just send your Vatra band and don’t mess with people’s feelings (Both artists’ and fans feelings).

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago

Marcela is my winner. I bet she’ll win Dora 2024

Teddi
Teddi
1 month ago

I’d love for Baby to win! Definitely can make a very good result for Croatia. But I wouldn’t be too sad if somehow Marcela wins too. I can’t decide. I feel like we got pulled into Baby that we totally sleep on Marcela who has a really good song too! Cant wait Sunday!!!!

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Croatia you have one job, don’t mess it up. Baby Lasagna is a potential winner for Eurovision this year

David
David
1 month ago

Rim Tim Tagi Dim is fabulous and a real contender to win Eurovision for Croatia! Let’s hope Croatia gets behind this gem. Got to feel for Damir Kedzo though who missed his chance in 2020 and has another great song this year. But this is Baby Lasagna’s year. Eurovision Croatia 2025? Yes please.

Julia
Julia
1 month ago

Yes, please!!!

Kor
Kor
1 month ago

Meow! Go Baby Lasagna!