184 songs submitted for DORA 2022!

The submission period for entering songs for Croatia’s DORA 2022 has ended three days ago, and the Croatian national broadcaster HRT has now confirmed that the interest for next year’s edition of this Contest is at its highest since its return in 2019! HRT has received a total of 184 songs for next year’s DORA.

The submission date was originally set for the 25th of November, but was later extended until the 12th of December, giving artists and composers a bit more time to finish their songs before sending them off to HRT. Now a pre-selection jury has the task to listen through all of the submitted songs, and select the best 14 to enter the televised Final of DORA 2022, and an additional four backup entries in case any withdrawals or disqualifications happen.

The names of the jury members are kept a secret for now, in order not to be influenced by anyone. Our friends at Eurosong.hr reported that many familiar faces sent in their songs for next year’s edition of Croatia’s national selection. The list includes Mia Negovetić (who finished in second place after losing a tie-break in 2020 and then finished in third place last year), Ella Orešković (who finished in 9th place last year), ToMa (one of the fan favorites in last year’s edition who then finished in 6th place). And even though there were rumours about a possible return of the 2020 winner Damir Kedžo, his management confirmed to Eurosong.hr that in the end they did not submit an entry.

DORA 2022 is expected to take place on the 19th of February, but this date is yet to be officially confirmed by HRT.

After an exciting voting in DORA 2021, Albina emerged as the winner, and she went on to represent Croatia in Rotterdam earlier this May with the song “Tick-Tock”. She just missed out on qualifying for the Grand Final, having finished 11th in the first semi final.

Who would you like to see competing in DORA 2022, and representing Croatia in Eurovision in Turin? Let us know in the comment section below, or on our social media pages.

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