Danijela Martinovic represented Croatia in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest after winning the national final selection. Her song "Neka mi ne svane" was one of twenty songs presented in the national final, which was held on 6 March 1998 at the Crystall Ballroom of the Hotel Kvarner in Opatija, accompanied by the big orchestra of Croatian Radio Television. Daniela Trbovic and Ljudevit Grguric-Grga hosted the event, and the winning song was chosen primarily by jury voting - 20 juries - one each in the 20 Croatian provinces, plus a 21st jury whose votes came from the televoting public.
^Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that Spanish broadcaster wrongly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top mark - 12 points - instead of being snubbed, as it happened. The mistake was corrected and so Germany was placed 7th over Norway. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than originally and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one point less than indicated during the broadcast.