Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest

This article deals with the history of Croatia as a participant in the Euro Vision Song Contest.

List of posts

Color legend: - Victories. - A tie to the last place. - Contributions finals.

Regularity of attendance and participation before 1993

Croatia took part for the first time in 1993 and since then every year up until 2013 as an independent country in the competition. For 2014, Croatia has for the first time canceled participation. Prior to 1993, Croatia participated as part of Yugoslavia at the Euro Vision Song Contest and was the region that provided most of the contributions to the country, 12 of a total of 26 Also the only winning titles - Rock me to the group Riva comes from what is now Croatia. Other years with Croatian contributions were 1963 ( Vice Vukov with Brodovi, 11th place ), 1965 ( Vice Vukov again, this time with Čežnja, 12th place ), 1968 ( Dubrovački Trubaduri with Jedan dan, 7th place ), 1969 ( with Ivan pozdrav svijetu, 13th place ), 1971 ( Krunoslav Slabinac with Tvoj dječak per Tuzan, 14th place ), 1972 ( Tereza Muzika i ti, 9th place ), 1986 ( Doris Dragovic with zeljo moja, 12th place ), 1987 ( Novi fosili with Ja sam za ples, 4th place ) and 1988 ( Srebrna Krila with Mangup, 6th place ).

  • For more information see main article: Yugoslavia at Euro Vision Song Contest

Success in competition

The greatest success the country in the years 1996 and 1999, when Maja Blagdan and Doris Dragovic each won a fourth place. Croatia never came to the last place, the worst result was the fifth- last place in 2008. Croatia For retired in 2007 and since 2010 every year in Halb-/Semifinale from.

National preliminary decisions

All Croatian contributions were elected at the music festival Dora. The event was first held in 1992 and has enjoyed great popularity since then. 2002, the preliminary round has been extended and supplemented by two semi-final rounds.

  • For more information see main article: Dora ( Croatian Festival)


In the preliminary round usually all posts had to be sung in Croatian, so this is also the original language of all the songs. International contributions were nevertheless also presented some English, for the first time in 2002 and in 2004. 2001 strings of my heart presented at the preliminary round in English and Croatian, in Copenhagen but all in English. 2003, the last chorus was sung in English. The contributions in 1993 and 2007 were planned from the outset as a bilingual, with the former despite Sprachregelmentierung a striking high proportion of English language included. The contributions from the years 2005, 2006 and 2007 are the only ones of which no complete English version was recorded by Nostalgija 1995, a few years later sung a German version.