CROATIA – Artists across Croatia, including the Croatian Composer Society, headed by the country’s former Head of Delegation, are calling for the national selection Dora to be reinstated by broadcaster HRT.
Dora was used as the country’s Eurovision selection process from 1993 until 2011, when HRT decided to select its representative internally. Despite some results in the 1990s, Croatia had a lacklustre Eurovision run during the 2000s, leading to Dora’s eventual cancellation.
HRT has not commented on the selection method for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Rumours suggest the broadcaster may choose the artist internally, with former 1998 representative Danijela Martinović being considered.
There have also been calls for HRT to invite singing sensation Lorde to represent the country, since she is of Croatian heritage and is also a Croatian citizen.