Dora 2023 was the twenty-fourth edition of the Croatian national selection with eighteen entries competing this evening at the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija.
Tony Cetinski, who represented Croatia at the Contest in 1994, was a guest performer and Damir Kedžo meanwhile, who won the chance to represent Croatia at the 2020 Contest, before it was cancelled, had another go with ‘Angels and Demons’.
As in previous years, voting was split 50/50 between a public vote and a jury vote. This years flavour of public vote were ten juries stationed in various major cities all round Croatia – just like the good old days.
In the end, though, it was a one horse race as the results below show
|Putovanje||Top of the Pops ft. Mario 5rekovic||13||20||33||10|
|Love at first sight||Yogi||10||3||13||16|
|Kme kme||Krešo & Kisele Kiše||34||19||53||7|
|I still live||Maja Grgic||8||5||13||15|
|Putem snova||Barbara Munjas||37||15||52||8|
|I will wait||Patricia Gasparini||5||3||8||18|
|Lost and found||The Splitters||50||60||110||4|
|Angels and demons||Damir Kedžo||44||59||103||5|
|Bye bye blonde||Meri Andrakovic||22||22||44||6|
|Mama šc!||Let 3||105||174||279||1|
|Kreni dalje||Eni Jurišic||52||19||71||6|
|Nevera (lei, lei)||Harmonija Disonance||67||88||155||2|
Both the televote and the jury went for the self styled “anti war” song >Mama ŠČ!. As of time of writing they have not been officially confirmed as the entrant for Croatia, so lets just say they won DORA with this… thing
By Tuesday morning after the show, the live performance of “Mama šč!” by Let 3 became the most-watched video on the HRT Dora YouTube channel, surpassing “Tick-Tock”.