Croatian broadcaster, HRT has announced that all of the participants which are going to compete at Dora 2021 will be chosen by an expert jury composed of representatives of HRT, HDS and HGU (Croatian Radio and Television, Croatian Composers’ Association and the Croatian Music Union) and all of the selected 14 songs and four reserves for Dora 2021 will be published on the HRT website on Tuesday 15th of December.
The submission window is still opened and it is closing on 10th of December so interested artists can still submit their songs for Dora 2021 via the HRT website (click). Let’s remind you that apart from the standard 3-minute rule, and the contestants need to be minimum 16 years old, the following rules also apply:
- 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 is still planned for 13th of February in Opatija, and it will be organized according to epidemiological measures at the announced date. Same as Eurovision, Dora will be having several options in order to take place but cancellation of the show ain’t one of them.
It is not easy to work and prepare Dora without actually knowing what the conditions will be at the time of the event taking place, but the current state is like that everywhere and we mustn’t give up to organize it. We hope that the year ahead of us is going to be much better for everyone.Uršula Tolj. ahead of HRT
It is already known that we won’t see the winner of Dora 2020, Damir Kedžo at the next year’s edition of the show as he didn’t apply for it so that means there will be 14 new hopefuls competing for a chance to represent Croatia. Damir Kedžo won Dora 2020 with “Divlji Vjetre” you can listen to the song below.
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