Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Croatia
National selection
Selection process Dora 2011 - Let's go to Eurovision!
Heats to Semi-final:
100% Televoting
Final:
50% Jury
50% Televoting
Super-Final:
100% Televoting
Selection date(s) Heats:
22 January 2011
29 January 2011
5 February 2011
12 February 2011
Quarter-final:
19 February 2011
Semi-final:
26 February 2011
Final:
5 March 2011
Selected entrant Daria Kinzer
Selected song "Celebrate"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (15th)
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Croatia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national selection Dora 2011 - Let's go to Eurovision!, organised by Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT).

Dora 2011 - Official logo

Dora 2011 - Let's go to Eurovision![edit]

The nineteenth edition of Dora in 2011 is set to move from its traditional home in Opatija, a small town on the Adriatic Coast, to the capital Zagreb, because a Dora in Zagreb would be a lot less expensive to hold.[1]

Having observed this year's winner from Germany, HRT has decided to choose a representative in the same way that the Germans chose Lena Meyer-Landrut.

Entrants must be Croatian citizens aged 16 or over. HRT stress that the contest is open to unknown acts as well as big names from the Croatian showbiz scene.[2]

Dora 2011 will consist of seven programmes, in which entrants will perform songs live. In the first and second programmse twelve acts will participate and six will be eliminated according to a public vote. In the third programme the twelve participants with the most votes from the first two programmes will compete. In the fourth programme six acts will compete, the two of which get the least votes will be eliminated. In both the fifth and sixth programme, one act will be eliminated.

Only viewers will be able to vote in the first six shows. The first show will take place on 22 January and the big final on 5 March. In the final show two acts will compete, and will sing three songs put forward by HRT by famous Croatian songwriters. The result will decided by a 50/50 jury/televote.[3]

Participants[edit]

On 21 December, HRT announced the 24 participants and 2 back ups for Dora 2011.[4]

The participants are:

  • Diana Heraković
  • Mirko Švenda-Žiga
  • Jelena Vanjek
  • Mijo Lešina
  • Marija Rubčić
  • Valentina Briški
  • Damir Kedžo
  • Doris Teur
  • Dora Benc
  • Artemija Stanić
  • Ivana Brkašić
  • Katica Marinović

Maksim Hozić and Marina Đurović are the back ups.[5]

Elimination chart[edit]

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Contestant was announced as safe
     – Contestant failed to qualify
     – Contestant was eliminated
     – Contestant did not perform
     – Male contestant
     – Female contestant
     – Wildcard
Heats Quarter-
final
Semi-final Final
22/1
29/1
5/2
12/2
19/2
26/2
5/3
Place Contestant Result
1 Daria Kinzer WC Safe Safe WC 1st Winner
2 Jacques Houdek 1st Safe Safe Safe Safe Runner-up
3 Mirko Švenda 1st 1st 1st 1st Failed Eliminated (Round 5)
4 Katica Marinović Safe Safe WC Failed Eliminated (Round 4)
5-6 Ana Eškinja Safe Safe Failed Eliminated (Round 3)
Doris Teur Safe WC Failed Eliminated (Round 3)
7-12 Dora Benc Safe Failed Eliminated (Round 2)
Sabrina Hebiri Safe Failed Eliminated (Round 2)
Saša Lozar Safe Failed Eliminated (Round 2)
Miro Tomić Safe Failed Eliminated (Round 2)
Jelena Vanjek Safe Failed Eliminated (Round 2)
Tina Vukov WC Failed Eliminated (Round 2)
12-24 Diana Heraković Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Filip Dizdar Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Manuela Svorcan Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Marija Rubčić Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Mijo Lešina Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Renata Holi Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Artemija Stanić Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Damir Kedžo Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Ivana Brkašić Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Mario Sambrailo Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Mila Soldatić Failed Eliminated (Round 1)
Valentina Briški Failed Eliminated (Round 1)

Heat 1 (22 January 2011)[edit]

  • Celebrity judges: Gabi Novak, Dino Jelusić and Milana Vlaović[6]
  • Winner: Jacques Houdek
  • Televoting decided that the sixth finalist will be Tina Vukov
  • In a press conference soon after the first heat, it was announced that the votes were incorrectly analyzed and that Jelena Vanjek had qualified rather than Damir Kedžo.[7]
Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Damir Kedžo "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" (Queen) Eliminated
2 Ivana Brkašić "Iznad oblaka" (Nola) Eliminated
3 Artemija Stanić "Believe" (Cher) Eliminated
4 Miro Tomić "Sjećam se provog poljupca" (Film) Safe
5 Mila Soldatić "Wuthering Heights" (Kate Bush) Eliminated
6 Tina Vukov "S vremena na vrijeme" (Prljavo kazalište) Wildcard
7 Mario Sambrailo "Sway" (Michael Bublé) Eliminated
8 Sabrina Hebiri "Tempera" (Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni) Safe
9 Dora Benc "This Is the Life" (Amy Macdonald) Safe
10 Jelena Vanjek "Gdje Dunav ljubi nebo" (Josipa Lisac) Safe
11 Valentina Briški "Monday Morning" (Melanie Fiona) Eliminated
12 Jacques Houdek "Molitva" (Parni Valjak) Safe

Heat 2 (29 January 2011)[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Renata Holi "Ja za ljubav neću moliti" (Nina Badrić) Eliminated
2 Mijo Lešina "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
3 Manuela Svorcan "Da smo se voljeli manje" (Jinx) Eliminated
4 Daria Kinzer "A New Day Has Come" (Celine Dion) Wildcard
5 Doris Teur "Stop" (Natali Dizdar) Safe
6 Diana Heraković "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
7 Mirko Švenda "Da li znaš da te volim" (Time) Safe
8 Katica Marinović "I'm Outta Love" (Anastacia) Safe
9 Ana Eškinja "Kao da me nema tu" (Vanna) Safe
10 Marija Rubčić "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
11 Filip Dizdar "Nebo iznad nas" (Tony Cetinski) Eliminated
12 Saša Lozar "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson) Safe

Heat 3 (5 February 2011)[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Mirko Švenda "I'm Still Standing" (Elton John) Safe
2 Doris Teur "Tako lako" (Cacadou Look) Wildcard
3 Saša Lozar "Stars" (Simply Red) Eliminated
4 Dora Benc "Mjesec" (DeTour) Eliminated
5 Sabrina Hebiri "Mercy" (Duffy) Eliminated
6 Miro Tomić "Nitko kao ti" (Songkillers) Eliminated
7 Jacques Houdek "Right Here Waiting" (Richard Marx) Safe
8 Katica Marinović "Vatra i led" (Colonia) Safe
9 Tina Vukov "Cry Cry" (Oceana) Eliminated
10 Jelena Vanjek "Valerie" (Amy Winehouse) Eliminated
11 Ana Eškinja "Alejandro" (Lady Gaga) Safe
12 Daria Kinzer "Ugasi me" (Parni valjak) Safe

Heat 4 (12 February 2011)[edit]

Draw Artist Song (original artists) Result
1 Katica Marinović "Tvoja ljubav" (The Bastardz) Wildcard
2 Jacques Houdek "Oprosti" (Gibonni) Safe
3 Ana Eškinja "Čarobno jutro" (Nina Badrić) Eliminated
4 Mirko Švenda "U ljubav vjere nemam" (Oliver Dragojević) Safe
5 Daria Kinzer "Da ti nisam bila dovoljna" (Electro Team) Safe
6 Doris Teur "Danas sam luda" (Josipa Lisac) Eliminated

Quarterfinal (19 February 2011)[edit]

Artist Draw Song (original artists) Draw Song (original artists) Result
Katica Marinović 1 "Idem tamo gdje je sve po mom" (Jinx) 5 "I'm So Excited" (Pointer sisters) Eliminated
Daria Kinzer 2 "If I Could Turn Back Time" (Cher) 6 "Kao rijeka" (Vanna) Wildcard
Mirko Švenda 3 "Svi tvoji poljupci" (Boa) 7 "Help!" (Beatles) Safe
Jacques Houdek 4 "Kiss" (Prince) 8 "Nek' ti bude ljubav sva" (Tony Cetinski) Safe

Semifinal (26 February 2011)[edit]

Artist Draw Song (original artists) Draw Song (original artists) Result
Daria Kinzer 1 "Žena za sva vremena" (Zorica Brunclik) 4 "The Best" (Tina Turner) Safe
Jacques Houdek 2 "Dvije duše" (Gibonni) 5 "You Raise Me Up" (Secret Garden) Safe
Mirko Švenda 3 "You Raise Me Up" (Secret Garden) 6 "Bitanga i Princeza" (Bijelo dugme) Eliminated

Final (5 March 2011)[edit]

The final of Dora 2011 was held on 5 March 2010 at the Studio 10 Anton Marti in Zagreb. Two artists qualified for the final. The Finalists performed a total of three songs: "Lahor", "Stotinama godinama" and "Još ima nas". There was a total of two voting rounds. The song from each singer was determined in the first round, while the final winner was selected in the second round.

In the jury were Hrvoje Hegedušić, Hrid Matić, Branka Muvrin, Zvonimir Bučević, Želimir Babogredac and Željen Klašterka.

Song selection Televoting 50%, Jury 50%
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Votes Score Results
Jury Televoting
1 Jacques Houdek "Još ima nas" Lea Dekleva (m/l) 1 1 2 Out
2 Daria Kinzer "Još ima nas" Lea Dekleva (m/l) 1 1 2 Out
3 Jacques Houdek "Lahor" Boris Đurđević (m), Andrea Čubrić (l) 3 2 5 Advanced
4 Daria Kinzer "Lahor" Boris Đurđević (m), Andrea Čubrić (l) 3 2 5 Advanced
5 Jacques Houdek "Stotinama godina" Ante Pecotić (m/l) 2 3 5 Out
6 Daria Kinzer "Stotinama godina" Ante Pecotić (m/l) 2 3 5 Out

Super-Final[edit]

Performer selection Televoting 100%
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Televoting Result
1 Jacques Houdek "Lahor" Boris Đurđević (m), Andrea Čubrić (l) 5,090 Runner-up
2 Daria Kinzer "Lahor" Boris Đurđević (m), Andrea Čubrić (l) 9,000 Winner

Voting[edit]

Jury[edit]

Song Songwriter T.Huljić S.Vučković A.Babić Score Place
Jacques Houdek
"Još ima nas" Lea Dekleva 5 6 5 16 3
"Lahor" Boris Đurđević 9 10 10 29 1
"Stotinama godina" Ante Pecotić 9 9 9 27 2
Daria Kinzer
"Još ima nas" Lea Dekleva 5 7 5 17 3
"Lahor" Boris Đurđević 10 9 10 29 1
"Stotinama godina" Ante Pecotić 7 8 8 23 2

Televoting[edit]

Song Songwriter Votes % Place
Jacques Houdek
"Još ima nas" Lea Dekleva 530 8,4% 3
"Lahor" Boris Đurđević 1.853 29,4% 2
"Stotinama godina" Ante Pecotić 3.920 62,2% 1
Daria Kinzer
"Još ima nas" Lea Dekleva 725 8,1% 3
"Lahor" Boris Đurđević 2.293 25,7% 2
"Stotinama godina" Ante Pecotić 5.915 66,2% 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Croatia competed thirteenth on the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May. The performance featured two outfit changes. Croatia placed fifteenth with 41 points and didn't pass to the final.

Points Awarded by Croatia[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horvat, Ivan (23 October 2010). "Dora se iz Opatije seli u Zagreb?" (in Croatian). eurosong.hr. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Busa, Alexandru (6 November 2010). "Croatia: Dora 2011 becomes a reality show". EscToday.com. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Gudim, Laura (19 November 2010). "Croatia: Dora definitely goes back to Zagreb". EscToday.com. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Al Kaziri, Ghassan (21 December 2010). "CROATIA - HRT reveals 2011 DORA participants". Oikotimes.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Hondal, Victor (21 December 2010). "Croatia: HRT announces Dora 2011 candidates". EscToday.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Prvi program". hrt.hr. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Glasovi krivo prebrojani: Jelena Vanjek prolazi umjesto Damira Kedže". hrt.hr. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
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  9. ^ Horvat, Ivan (1 February 2011). "Dora 2011.: Poznat sastav ovotjednog žirija". eurosong.hr. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 

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