Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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Eurovision Song Contest 2003
Country  Croatia
National selection
Selection process Dora 2003
Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
7 and 8 March 2003
Final
9 March 2003
Selected entrant Claudia Beni
Selected song "Više nisam tvoja"
Finals performance
Final result 15th, 29 points
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Croatia selected its entry for the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest through the "Dora 2003" contest, which was held between 7 and 9 March 2003, organised by the Croatian national broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT). The winner was Claudia Beni with "Više nisam tvoja".

Dora 2003[edit]

HRT organised the Dora contest to select the Croatian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, held in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. This was the 11th edition of Dora, held in Opatija. The national contest consisted of two televised semi-finals with 12 songs each held on 7 and 8 March 2003. The top six songs from each semi-final, as voted by the public through televote, passed through to the grand final held on 9 March. The initial 24 songs which competed in the semi-finals came from a public call for submissions from songwriters and composers.

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals of Dora 2003 were held on 7 and 8 March. From the 12 competing acts in each semifinal a public televote selected six to progress to the final. Televoting was assigned using a method similar to the one used in the Eurovision song contest - televotes were grouped into five geographical areas and each song received votes from each area, with the first-placed song receiving 12 points, second-placed 11 points and so on, up to the 12th-placed song which received 1 vote. In case of ties, the placement was to be determined according to the greater number of high-ranking votes won (e.g. the song which won more 12s, 11s, etc. was better-placed in the ranking).

Maja Šuput and the dance band Karma were the two semi-final winners, winning 56 and 57 votes respectively (out of the possible maximum of 60).

First semi-final - 7 March 2003
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Place
1 Ani Franičević "Sve me podsjeća na tebe" Željen Klašterka (m), Borivoj Vincetić (l) 20 9
2 Alan Hržica "Uzmi svu svoju ljubav" Alan Hržica (m & l) 29 8
3 Izabela Martinović "Sretna sam" Boris Domazet (m), Vedran Gavrić (l) 9 12
4 Antonija Šola "Dođi najbrže" Nenad Ninčević and Miro Buljan (m & l) 16 10
5 Kawasaki 3P "Antonija" Tomislav Vukelić (m & l) 38 5
6 Claudia Beni "Više nisam tvoja" Andrej Babić (m & l) 53 2
7 Alenka Milano "Nasmij me" Fedor Boić (m) Stevo Cvikić (l) 12 11
8 Tina & Nikša "Za sva vremena" Nikša Jurinović (m & l) 44 4
9 Jelena Radan "Povedi me" 31 7
10 Maja Šuput & Enjoy "Čista petica" Denis Dumančić (m) Fayo and Denis Dumančić (l) 56 1
11 Alen Vitasović "Lakše je kad se kraj ne vidi" Vinko Škaron (m) Vlasta Juretić (l) 31 6
12 Maja Blagdan "Moje ime je ljubav" Zrinko Tutić (m & l) 51 3
Second semi-final - 8 March 2003
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Place
1 Luka Nižetić "Robot" Nenad Ninčević and Miro Buljan (m & l) 30 6
2 Gina Kuljanić "Sanjam" Andrej Baša (m) Drago Britvić (l) 43 4
3 Ivan Brdar "More ljubavi" Ivan Brdar (m & l) 7 12
4 Andrea Ćubrić "Ne vjeruj mi" Ante Pecotić (m & l) 12 11
5 Viva "Pitaju me pitaju" Nenad Ninčević and Miro Buljan (m & l) 29 7
6 Zvonimir Divić "Samo more zna" Zdenko Runjić (m) Zdenko Runjić and Krste Juras (l) 13 10
7 Karma "Noćas te ne dam nikome" Josip Miani and Nenad Čirjak (m) Senka Dodik (l) 57 1
8 Ivana Kindl "Ti mi daješ snagu" Silvio Pasarić and Ivana Kindl (m) Ivana Kindl (l) 25 9
9 Jacques Houdek "Na krilima ljubavi" Jacuques Houdek (m) Boris Đurđević (l) 41 5
10 Emilija Kokić "Žena od pepela" Marko Tomasović (m) Emilija Kokić (l) 29 7
11 Nina Badrić "Čarobno jutro" Nina Badrić and Danijel Troha (m) Sandra Sagena (l) 53 2
12 Giuliano "Moja lipa" Tomislav Mrduljaš (m & l) 51 3

Final[edit]

The final of Dora 2003 was held on 9 March, contested by the twelve semi-final qualifiers. The final was broadcast on HRT1. The order in which the songs were performed was determined by the number of votes won in the semi-finals, with the songs with the least votes performed first and the songs with the most votes performed last.

Final - 9 March 2003
Draw Artist Song Lyrics (l) / Music (m) Televote Place
1 Luka Nižetić "Robot" Nenad Ninčević and Miro Buljan (m & l) 20 10
2 Alen Vitasović "Lakše je kad se kraj ne vidi" Vinko Škaron (m) Vlasta Juretić (l) 11 11
3 Kawasaki 3P "Antonija" Tomislav Vukelić (m & l) 28 8
4 Jacques Houdek "Na krilima ljubavi" Jacuques Houdek (m) Boris Đurđević (l) 35 5
5 Gina Kuljanić "Sanjam" Andrej Baša (m) Drago Britvić (l) 39 4
6 Tina & Nikša "Za sva vremena" Nikša Jurinović (m & l) 27 9
7 Maja Blagdan "Moje ime je ljubav" Zrinko Tutić (m & l) 9 12
8 Giuliano "Moja lipa" Tomislav Mrduljaš (m & l) 30 7
9 Nina Badrić "Čarobno jutro" Nina Badrić and Danijel Troha (m) Sandra Sagena (l) 51 2
10 Claudia Beni "Više nisam tvoja" Andrej Babić (m & l) 60 1
11 Maja Šuput & Enjoy "Čista petica" Denis Dumančić (m) Fayo and Denis Dumančić (l) 34 6
12 Karma "Noćas te ne dam nikome" Josip Miani and Nenad Čirjak (m) Senka Dodik (l) 46 3

At Eurovision[edit]

Claudia Beni competed for Croatia the Eurovision contest on 24 May 2003 in Riga, Latvia, and finished 15th out of 26 countries, with 29 votes.

Points awarded by Croatia[edit]

12 points  Russia
10 points  Turkey
8 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 points  Spain
6 points  Iceland
5 points  Austria
4 points  Ireland
3 points  Slovenia
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Romania

Points awarded to Croatia[edit]

Points Awarded to Croatia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

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