Croatia is one of the countries which decided not to stick with the artist they were sending to Eurovision 2020, and to once again organize their traditional national final – Dora. Earlier today the Croatian national broadcaster started their call for songs for this competition, but they made some significant changes in the rules to all previous editions.
Starting from today and until the 10th of December, all artists can submit their songs for Dora 2021 via the HRT website (click). Apart from the standard 3-minute rule, and the age of contestants being min 16 years old, the following rules apply:
- In 2021, 14 songs are going to be competing, not 16 as this was the case in past editions
- Only 5 people will be allowed on stage
- All backing vocals need to be pre-recorded, only the lead vocals will be performed live
- Songs can be in any European language
- All interested authors can apply, but all artists must be Croatian citizens
Dora 2021 is going to take place on the 13th of February 2021, if the epidemiological conditions allow, in Opatija once again. HRT affirms that Dora 2021 is not going to be cancelled, and thus same as for Eurovision, there are four different scenarios the Croatian national broadcaster is working on.
Damir Kedžo won this year’s edition of Dora with “Divlji vjetre”. Give it a listen right here: