CROATIA – Dora 2019 will be the twentieth edition of the Croatian national selection Dora, which will select Croatia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The competition will consist of up to 16 entries competing in one final on 16 February 2019. Participating entries for the selection must be in either English, French, Italian, or Croatian.
Unlike in most other Dora editions the format of the competition includes one final night. 16 songs will compete in the final. The combination of points from a viewer vote and ten regional jury groups will determine the winner. According to the competition rules, in the event of a tie for the first place, the winner was the entrant ranked highest by the public televote.
Artists and composers were able to submit their entries to the broadcaster between 20 November 2018 and 10 January 2019. 162 entries were received by the broadcaster during the submission period. An expert committee selected sixteen artists and songs for the competition from the received submissions.
The competing artists were announced on 17 January 2019. 4 Tenora withdrew on 29 January 2019, due to a previously scheduled concert. As a result of this, Kim Verson and her song “Nisam to što žele” will participate in the national selection instead. The running order was revealed on 4 February 2019.