Yesterday, The Croatian broadcaster HRT published the updated rules for “Dora 2021“.
Here are the main changes that were mentioned by the broadcaster:
1. The number of competing acts will reduce from 16 to only 14. While 4 additional acts will be defines as “back-up” songs (with other artists). The backup acts will be relevant only if an artist will withdraw before the rehearsals.
2. Each act (when performed live) will be allowed to include no more than 5 people on the stage. This rule suggest a harder condition than the actual rule at Eurovision (maximum of 6 people on the stage).
3. All the backing vocals will be prerecorded..This is a rule that the Eurovision Song Contest allowed as an option for 2021, and HRT decided to make it an obligation.
4. it is allowed to sing, except in Croatian, in any European language
5. Everyone can apply for the competition, the contractors must be citizens of the Republic of Croatia and must not be younger than 16 years of age.
6. Songs can be submitted until the 10th of December 2020.
The national selection will include only one show that will be held on the 13th of February 2020.
HRT will prepare 4 versions of the festival, as does the Eurovision Song Contest, and the selection of Croatian songs and representatives for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will certainly take place, but according to which scenario, it depends on the situation with the Covid- 19 in February 2021.
It’s still unknown whether Damir Kedzo (who should have represented Croatia at Eurovision 2020) will submit a song and will be shortlisted for the final of “Dora 2021“.
Stay tuned for all the news about Eurovision 2021. You can find all the relevant information at out Eurovision 2021 homepage: