Croatian national broadcaster HRT is once again organizing Dora, in order to find their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Last week the names of the 14 selected acts and their song titles have been revealed, and now the HOD of Croatia – Ursula Tolj gave us more information on how and when the songs will be released.
The rules of DORA stated that the songs will be performed for the first time on the night of the competition, but now the Head of Delegation stated that we will get to hear clips of them a bit earlier:
One week before Dora 2021, we will play one minute clips of each song, and I think that will be enough to get some first impressions, to create a buzz, and to intrigue both viewers and fans.
In a conversation with eurosong.hr, Ursula Tolj also added:
I really think it’s impossible to ensure equal treatment of all songs if we release them in full beforehand. Simply put, songs in Croatian will definitely be played more on radio stations than the songs in English, songs from famous artists will be played more than those of unfamiliar artists. We simply can’t ensure equal treatment if people hear some song 20 times, you will react to it differently than you would if you heard it in Dora for the first time.
You can check out the full interview with Ursula Tolja (in Croatian, with English subtitles) right here: