Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

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Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country  Croatia
National selection
Selection process Dora 1997
Selection date(s) 9 March 1997
Selected entrant E.N.I.
Selected song "Probudi me"
Finals performance
Final result 17th, 24 points
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1996 1997 1998►

Croatia was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 by E.N.I. with the song "Probudi me". The quartet were the winners of Dora 1997, which selected the fifth Croatian entry for the contest.

Background[edit]

Croatia first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, having previously competed as a part of Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1991. SR Croatia was the most successful republic of Yugoslavia at Eurovision, with 11 of the 27 entries that won the Yugoslavian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest being Croatian.[1]

Croatia produced over 11 entries in total for Yugoslavia, giving some of the country's best placings in the Contest. Croatia gave Yugoslavia three of the country's Top 5 placings in the contest, with Riva winning the 1989 Contest with "Riva", as well as fourth place finishes for both Daniel and Novi fosili.[1]

1997 marked Croatia's fifth appearance at the contest as an independent nation. Previous results for the independent Croatia were mixed, with their first two entries gaining 15th and 16th position. However Croatia's entries from 1995 and 1996 both placed within the top 10, with Magazin & Lidija and Maja Blagdan placing 6th and 4th respectively.

Dora 1997[edit]

Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), the Croatian broadcaster, held a national final to select the Croatian entry for Eurovision 1997, held in Dublin, Ireland. Dora 1997 was held at the Crystal Ballroom of Hotel Kvarner in Opatija on 9 March, hosted by Ljudevit Grguric-Grga. 20 entries competed, and the winner was decided by 20 regional juries.

Dora 1997 - 9 March 1997
Draw Artist Song Composer – Lyricist Points Place
1 Tajana "Povedi me" Ivan MikulićFayo 0 19
2 Ksenija Sobotinčić "Nemamo to pravo" Andrej Babić 6 17
3 Oliver Dragojević "Lucija" Zdenko Runjić - Ivana Runjić, Vedrana Runjić 62 8
4 Bay Bis "Boje ljubavi" Zrinko Tutić 0 19
5 Branka B. "Nasoj ljubavi" Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni - Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni, Nenad Ninčević 4 18
6 Magazin "Opium" Tonći Huljić - Vjekoslava Huljić 64 7
7 Ivana Plechinger "Zora" Ivana Plechinger - Bruno Kovačić 52 9
8 E.N.I. "Probudi me" Davor Tolja – Alida Sarar 170 1
9 Donna Ares "Zadnja noć" Guido Mineo - Ivana Mavrin, Robert Pilepić 48 12
10 Petar Grašo "Idi" Petar Grašo 161 2
11 Lidija Bajuk "Zora djevojka" Lidija Bajuk 79 5
12 Lana Cenčić "Ti si super, ti si mrak" Lana Cenčić – Fayo 7 16
13 Brešković Brothers "Voljet ću te vječno" Tonći Brešković, Nikola Brešković - Marko Brešković 52 9
14 Novi fosili "Vrijeme" Rajko Dujmi - Fayo 52 9
15 Minea "Magla" Fedor Boic - Vjekoslava Huljić 27 14
16 Maja Blagdan "Za nas" Nenad Ninčević 134 3
17 Leo "Moje nebo" Đorđe Novković - Štefanija Soldan, Eduard Matešić 66 6
18 Dražen Žanko "Zamantan" Dražen Žanko 23 15
19 Ivan Mikulić "Proljeće" Miro Buljan - Fayo 36 16
20 Alen Nižetić "Ti" Nenad Ninčević 117 4

At Eurovision[edit]

E.N.I. performed 21st on the night of the contest, following France and preceding the United Kingdom. The group received 24 points, placing 17th of the 25 competing countries.

Voting[edit]

Points awarded to Croatia[edit]

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

Points awarded by Croatia[edit]

12 points  United Kingdom
10 points  Italy
8 points  Malta
7 points  Greece
6 points  Ireland
5 points  Germany
4 points  Cyprus
3 points  Slovenia
2 points  Hungary
1 point  Bosnia and Herzegovina

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