Croatia will choose its song and artist for Eurovision 2022 via the traditional music festival – “Dora 2022“.
Earlier today, Croatian broadcaster HRT published the full regulations of “Dora 2022“.
Here are the main details about “Dora 2022“:
- “Dora 2022” will include one live show, to be held in February 2022.
- The Submission window opened today (Wednesday, 27th of October 2021) and will close on the 25th of November 2021.
- 14 songs will be shortlisted for the festival, and 4 other songs will be considered as spare songs (in any case of prevention of competing or withdrawal).
- These 14 songs will be selected by a professional jury that will be assigned by Croatian broadcaster HRT.
- The song duration should be no longer than 3 minutes.
- A total of 6 people are allowed to perform on stage for each song.
- All competitors must be at least 16 years of age on the day of the show.
- Artists must be citizens of the Republic of Croatia.
- There are no limitations regarding the language of the song, as long as it is written in a European language (including English and Croatian as well).
- The 14 chosen artists will have to send a video concept of the intended performance, including backing vocals (but without singing live). Video concepts should be sent no later than the 22nd of December 2021.
- The results of “Dora 2022” will be determined by 50% public vote and 50% jury vote.
- The winning song must stay in the same language as it was performed in “Dora 2022“. Minor changes will be possible if they are confirmed by HRT.
- Backing vocals must be pre-recorded and based on human vocals.
- Applications can be submitted here
Albina represented Croatia at Eurovision 2021. She performed the bilingual song “Tick – Tock” and ended 11th in the first semi-final.
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