Damir Kedžo to sing for Croatia at Eurovision

There’s something reassuring about the Dora festival. When Croatian TV rolls into Opatija, there’s excitement in the air. This year, the stakes were raised, with broadcaster HRT going all out to prevent the songs leaking before the show. Short clips appeared on Facebook late yesterday afternoon with a handful of songs making it online despite the blackout.

The evening was hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Mirko Fodor, Zlata Mück Sušec and Doris Pinčić Rogoznica. There were no fancy duels or superfinals. Croatia went old-school with sixteen songs and a straight 50/50 viewer/regional jury vote.

With the final two songs to perform being the most favoured by both juries and televoters, it ended with Damir Kedzo and Mia Negovetić tied on 31 points ahead of the extremely neon Indira in third, and with the televote taking precedence it’s Damir that will be heading for Rotterdam.

ArtistSongVotesPointsPointsTotalPlace
Elis Lovrić"Jušto"1111213
Bojan Jambrošić"Više od riječi"571211
Edi Abazi"Coming Home"381114
Zdenka Kovačiček"Love, Love, Love"612186
Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina"Da se ne zatare"213159
Đana"One"89177
Aklea Neon"Zovi ju mama"1310234
Nikola Marjanović"Let's Forgive"1021212
Lorenzo, Dino Purić & Reper iz sobe"Vrati se iz Irske"13416
Marin Jurić Čivro"Naivno"461015
Lorena Bućan"Drowning"911205
Indira Levak"You Will Never Break My Heart"641414283
Jure Brkljača"Hajde nazovi me!"1141510
Colonia"Zidina"125178
Mia Negovetić"When it Comes to You"781615312
Damir Kedžo"Divlji vjetre"691516311