After being postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, HRT decided to continue its tradition – Dora will be held next year as planned, on February 13th 2021 in Opatija. Winner will be able to represent Croatia at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This year’s winner Damir Kedžo won Croational Eurovision preselection with ‘Divlji Vjetre’ and was set to represent the country in Rotterdam. But due to the pandemic situation, contest was cancelled, and HRT also decided that they will select brand new winner of Dora next year, as well.
Together, we got the most out of this year without the standard Eurovision Song Contest: we presented ourselves with dignity on social media, as well as in the special show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light. Damir proved to be a great professional, and despite the situation, he did a great job of all the promotion – and the song, we can conclude without hesitation, achieved great success both in Croatia and abroad. We also thank the authors of the song “Divlji Vjetre”, Ante Pecotić and Bojan Šalamon Shalli.Official Statement of HRT, Croational National Broadcaster, 23.06.2020
According to Eurosong HRT Facebook page, Dora 2021 will be held on February 13th 2021 in Opatija, if the epidemiological situation allows. Dora, like the Eurovision Song Contest, prepares in parallel in several variants and cancellation is not an option. The search for the songs starts on October 26th.
Dora 2021. održat će se 13. veljače u Opatiji, ako to dopusti epidemiološka situacija. Dora se, poput Eurosonga,…Objavil/a Eurosong HRT dne Torek, 13. oktober 2020
Until we meet the next Croatian representative, let’s take a look and remember the winning performance of this years Dora, by Damir Kedžo and his song ‘Divlji vjetre’ below: