Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004

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Eurovision Song Contest 2004
Country  Croatia
National selection
Selection process Dora 2004
Selection date(s) Spring 2004
Selected entrant Ivan Mikulić
Selected song "You Are The Only One"
Finals performance
Final result 12th, 50 points
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2003 2004 2005►

Croatia was represented by Ivan Mikulić and the song "You Are The Only One". The Croatian Final "Dora" was held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Hotel Kvarner in Opatija on March 14, hosted by Dusko Curlic, Tihana Zrnic and Barbara Radulović. Before the final, two semi-finals were held in which the top 6 songs qualified. The winner was chosen by regional televoting and SMS voting. 'Daješ mi krila' was chosen by the Croatian jury and public with 71 points. Ivan Mikulić previously came 11th in the 1995 Croatian Final, 8th in 1996, 13th in 1997, 11th in 1998 and 9th in 2002.

At Eurovision, Ivan sang his song in English and delivered a subtle and simple performance. The stage went completely dark with his back-up singers lined up behind him. Ivan just missed out on qualifying Croatia into the final for 2005 scoring the same number of points as Malta, 50, but ended up coming in 13th place because of tie breaking rules.

Semi-finals[edit]

First semi-final - 12 March 2004
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Chante "Zašto pitaš" 33 8
2 Sandra "Gdje snovi počinju" 13 10
3 Angie "Umrla bih ja na tvojim rukama" 12 12
4 Azzuro "Trebam te" 13 11
5 Renata Holi "Nosiš mi proljeće" 40 7
6 Karma "Malo pomalo" 62 3
7 Andrea Čubrić "Diva" 23 9
8 Andrea "Noah" 62 2
9 Mladen Grdović "Ljubav moja si ti" 51 4
10 Alen Nižetić "Pala si sa neba" 43 6
11 Merita's & Massimo "Odjednom ti" 50 5
12 Jacques Houdek "Nema razloga" 66 1
Second semi-final - 13 March 2004
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Rivers "Kiša ljubavi" 28 9
2 Petra Kosalec "Ostani" 41 5
3 Vladimir Bodegrajac "Ne plači" 18 11
4 Magnetic "Iluzija" 40 6
5 Tina Vukov & Matija Dedić trio "Tuga dolazi kasnije" 29 8
6 Ivana Kindl "Strastvena žena" 51 4
7 Ina "Ti si moja nesreća" 24 10
8 P'eggy Sve 6 12
9 Lana "Prava istina" 62 2
10 En Face "Tvoje lice" 36 7
11 Ibrica Jusić "Još samo ovaj put" 60 3
12 Ivan Mikulić "Daješ mi krila" 72 1

Final[edit]

Final - 14 March 2004
Position Song Performer Points Place
1 Iluzija Magnetic 19 10
2 Ostani Petra Kosalec 11 12
3 Pala si sa neba Alen Nizetic 17 11
4 Odjednom ti Merita's & Massimo 32 7
5 Strastvena zena Ivana Kindl 27 8
6 Ljubav moja si ti Mladen Grdović 24 9
7 Još samo ovaj put Ibrica Jusic 49 5
8 Prava istina Lana 40 6
9 Noah Andrea 67 2
10 Malo pomalo Karma 56 3
11 Nema razloga Jacques Houdek 55 4
12 Daješ mi krila Ivan Mikulić 71 1

At Eurovision[edit]

Points Awarded by Croatia[edit]

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