In December out of 184 songs which were received for Dora 2022, pre-selection jury chose 14 songs which will go on to compete. Last March it has been revealed that Dora will remain in Opatija in the upcoming years and today they also signed an additional contract which is referring to the Tourist Organisation of city Opatija becoming one of the co-organisers of the show in the period of three years – to 2024. The 14 acts competing in Dora 2022 were revealed in December and the running order has been announced a week ago in the TV Show “Kod nas doma”. In addition to that the news so far include that all of the competing entries will be available nine days before Dora 2022 as well as who are the hosts of the show. Dora is set to take place on 19th of February and today the voting system of the show has been revealed. The decision will be made by jury 50% of the votes and by the audience 50% also.
Juries from 10 different HRT centres/cities are going to evaluate all of the songs, and rank them from first to last, as it is the case in Eurovision. Based on their rankings, the top 10 in each of the HRT centres/cities are going to get points Eurovision style – from 1 to 12, meaning that 4 songs will remain with 0 points with each city. These 10 centres are:
- Čakovec & Varaždin
- Knin & Šibenik
Each voting city will have three jurors – one will be a member of HRT (either music editors, or music journalists), one member from Croatia’s Composers’ Society, and one member from the Croatian Musicians Union.
Televoting is going to open once all 14 songs have been performed, and in a 10 minute window, all viewers are going to be able to vote up to 10 times in total from one phone number – for one song only, or for multiple songs of their choice. Viewers in Croatia will be able to vote in one of the following ways:
- by calling 065 22 44xx (xx represents the running order of the song they would want to vote for – from 01 to 14)
- by texting Doraxx (xx represents the running order of the song they would want to vote for – from 01 to 14)
The points will be given out based on the percentage of votes each song has received. There will be a pool of 580 points to be given out (the same amount the juries are going to give out), so in case a song received 10% of the total vote – it will receive 58 points. The same voting system has been used in various national finals before – in Belgium, Sweden, Finland, etc…
The running order of Dora 2022 is as follows:
- Mila Elegović – Ljubav
- Mia Negovetić – Forgive Me (Oprosti)
- Marko Bošnjak – Moli za nas
- Jessa – My Next Mistake
- Zdenka Kovačiček – Stay On The Bright Side
- Tina Vukov – Hideout
- Roko Vušković – Malo kasnije
- Bernarda – Here For Love
- Eric – I Found You
- ToMa – In The Darkness
- Elis Lovrić – No War
- Ella Orešković – If You Go Away
- Tia – Voli me do neba
- Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure
In a case of cancellation of any of the artists (because of contracting Covid or any other reason) until the 4th of February they will be replaced by the reserve artists. In the situation that five or more performers withdraw, or if performers withdraw after 1st of February their number as well as voting number becomes inactive and won’t be scored. In case one of the performers contracts symptoms of Covid or gets a positive test after the costume rehearsal scheduled for 16th of February, general rehearsal (18th of February) or final (19th of February), a recording from costume rehearsal will be used. In case anyone gets the diagnose after 18th of February the recording from general rehearsal will be used.
The reserve artists are as follows:
Karlo Vudrić – 3AM
VYAN – Gladiator
Totalni optimizam – What If
Stella Scholaja – Ghost
This Thursday, 3rd of February the audience will have a chance to watch a special show “Zvoni Dora” where they can meet the participants of the contest. “Zvoni Dora” will be streamed from the YouTube channel of Eurosong.hr
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