Filip Rudan: “My song is about a person that I imagined losing and the consequences of that loss”

Dora 2021 is taking place tonight in Opatija, where a total of 14 acts are going to be competing for representing Croatia in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The runner-up of the third season of the Croatian version of The Voice – Filip Rudan is going to be competing with his song “Blind”, which he co-wrote with Antonio Franić and Hrvoje Domazet.

We had a great pleasure to chat with Filip ahead of his performance in tonight’s Dora. Find out more about this great artist, and find out what he told us about his Dora participation right here:

Hi Filip, and thank you for taking your time for ESCBubble! First of all, how was your reaction when you heard you will be at Dora 2021?

Hi ESCBubble! I was very thrilled when I heard that I would be competing at Dora, especially because “Blind” will be my first single, which I also co-wrote.

You already competed in “The Voice Croatia”, how was the experience there and do you think The Voice helped you to prepare for Dora too?

The Voice was a great experience, and I am really thankful for it. It helped me a lot with my singing abilities, and I made some great friends along the way. It also prepared me for all the other TV-related events in the future.

What made you decide to participate in Dora and what are your expectations?

I wanted to give it a shot and submit my song for the competition. Luckily, it was chosen as one of the 14 tracks which will participate. I expect Dora to be a great experience and an opportunity to introduce myself as a songwriter.

Your song is called “Blind”, what can you tell us about the song and what’s the message behind it?

I would describe “Blind” as very emotional and dynamic. It talks about a person that I imagined losing and the consequences of that loss.

How will be the staging at Dora? What can we expect from your performance?

The performance will be quite different from my other performances on The Voice; it will be energetic and I can’t wait for the audience to see it.

Do you follow Eurovision and have you a favorite song from the contest?

Of course, I have been following Eurovision since 2012, when Loreen won with “Euphoria“, I think it’s a great song. One of my favorite entries is “Arcade“ by 2019 winner Duncan Laurence.

And any other plans for 2021? Can we expect new music from Filip?

I plan on working on more music. Hopefully, the covid pandemic will soon be over because I really miss concerts, performing, and all the interaction with the audience. I can’t wait to be back on stage.

For the end, I want to thank you for your time and please, if you have a message for your fans and our readers here on ESCBubble?

Thank you for taking your time to read this interview and for all the support! Stay safe and enjoy music.

Give a listen to the one minute clip of Filip’s entry “Blind” right here:

If Filip is one of your favorites ahead of tonight’s show, make sure you cast your vote for him, and for up to four more acts in our poll right here:

Based on the 1 minute snippets, vote for your favorites in Dora 2021! You can vote for up to five songs!
  • Mia Negovetić – She’s Like Dream 18%, 508 votes
    508 votes 18%
    508 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Albina – Tick-Tock 16%, 471 vote
    471 vote 16%
    471 vote - 16% of all votes
  • Alkonost of Balkan (Nina Kraljić) – Rijeka 13%, 383 votes
    383 votes 13%
    383 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Cambi – Zaljubljen 10%, 299 votes
    299 votes 10%
    299 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Bernarda – Colors 9%, 257 votes
    257 votes 9%
    257 votes - 9% of all votes
  • ToMa – Ocean of Love 7%, 190 votes
    190 votes 7%
    190 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Filip Rudan – Blind 6%, 168 votes
    168 votes 6%
    168 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Beta Sudar – Ma zamisli 5%, 153 votes
    153 votes 5%
    153 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Ella Orešković – Come This Way 5%, 146 votes
    146 votes 5%
    146 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Tony Cetinski & Kiki Rahimovski – Zapjevaj, sloboda je! 4%, 112 votes
    112 votes 4%
    112 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Sandi Cenov – Kriv 3%, 91 vote
    91 vote 3%
    91 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Eric – Reci mi 2%, 64 votes
    64 votes 2%
    64 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Brigita Vuco – Noći pijane 1%, 35 votes
    35 votes 1%
    35 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley Colburn & Bojan Jambrošić – Share the Love 0%, 14 votes
    14 votes
    14 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 2891
Voters: 1517
February 6, 2021 - February 13, 2021
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