After a run of less than stellar Eurovision results, Croatian broadcaster HRT has decided to reinstate its previous song selection format - Dora.
The national song contest was popular and tended to produce reasonable results. It was popular with fans and the local music industry. HRT pulled the plug blaming budget cuts. This year, however, they look to be going big, with a festival spread across three nights.
Dora will return to its old haunt - the coastal town of Opatija. Each of the gala shows will take a different theme. The first night is to feature 'chansons' and 'serenades' - appealing to a more mature audience. Eurovision is in the air on the second night with the HRT Symphony Orchestra backing performers as they give a new twist to Dora classics.
The national final itself will take place on the Saturday evening with around a dozen songs vying for a place in Tel Aviv. The final decision will be split 50/50 between the public and points awarded by an expert jury.