Croatia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Member station HRT
National selection events National Selection
Appearances 4
First appearance 2003
Last appearance 2006
Best result 1st: 2003
Worst result 12th: 2005
External links
Croatia's page at

Croatia has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest four times, first entering in 2003. Croatia was the first winner of the contest, with Dino Jelusić winning for Croatia with "Ti si moja prva ljubav" in Copenhagen.

After problems occurred with the prospective host for the 2004 Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT) stepped in to host the contest.[1] However, this was later abandoned after it was revealed the venue HRT had planned on using for the contest was to be in use during the period of the contest.[2]

HRT withdrew from the 2007 contest, due to expense and difficulties in broadcasting the contest live.[3]

Croatia's best result was their win in 2003, and their worst result came in 2005 when Lorena Jelusić, Dino's sister, came 12th with "Rock Baby".


Table key
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Song Place Points
2003 Dino Jelusić "Ti si moja prva ljubav" 1 134
2004 Nika Turković "Hej mali" 3 126
2005 Lorena Jelusić "Rock Baby" 12 36
2006 Mateo Đido "Lea" 10 50
Did not participate between 2007 and 2013

Voting history[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2004-06-01). "Junior 2004 in Croatia!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  2. ^ Bakker, Sietse (2004-06-17). "'Junior contest moves to Norway'". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  3. ^ Klier, Marcus (2007-01-20). "HRT Withdraw from JESC 2007". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-06-10.