Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country Croatia
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)Semi-final
22 February 2008
Final
23 February 2008
Selected entrantKraljevi Ulice & 75 cents
Selected song"Romanca"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultQualified (4th, 112 points)
Final result21st, 44 points
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Croatia was represented by Kraljevi Ulice & 75 cents in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "Romanca".

Before Eurovision[edit]

Dora 2008[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

Before the final there was a semi-final with 14 performers competing, with 4 reserves in case of withdrawal or disqualification. The top 6 songs chosen by televoting qualified for the final to join 9 other songs already pre-qualified to the final.

Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Bonaca & Nera "Tvoje oko ka' more duboko" 1,253 6
2 Antonija Šola "Gdje je srce tu je dom" 1,531 4
3 Ivo Gamulin Gianni "Sanjam" 1,533 3
4 Ibrica Jusic "Iskoci sa mnom iz jureceg vlaka" 103 14
5 Martina "Idi ledja mi okreni" 657 10
6 Zorica Kondža "Za tobom luda" 382 11
7 Vlatka Grakalic "Kaži mi" 680 9
8 Ivana Radovnikovic "Kakav tužan kraj" 322 13
9 Mor Roll "Ne razumijemo se" 325 12
10 Danijela Pintaric "Dotakni zvijezdu" 957 8
11 Ðani Stipanicev "Ja san umra za ljubav" 1,058 7
12 Kraljevi Ulice & 75 cents "Romanca" 3,770 1
13 Maja Šuput "Lako zaljubljiva" 1,613 2
14 Emilija Kokić "Anđeo" 1,439 5

Final[edit]

The final was held on February 23rd in the Crystal Ballroom of Hotel Kvarner in Opatija, hosted by Duško Curlic, Mirko Fodor, Nikolina Pisek and Lana Jurcevic. The winner was chosen by an "expert" jury (50%) and televoting (50%). Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents won the "expert" jury vote while Antonija Šola won the televote. As there was a tie at the end of the voting, the results of the "expert" jury took precedence. Among the performers in competition were Emilija Kokić the lead singer of the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 winners Riva and 1996 Croatian entrant Maja Blagdan. "Milina" performed by Dino Dvornik & Bane, was disqualified just 2 nights before the final, so the official scoreboard contained their name and the phone number for televoting, but the votes weren't counted.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
Votes Points
1 Dye and the Colors "Zažmirim i putujem" 4 496 8 12 12
2 Hari Rončević "Ležim na suncu" 2 229 4 6 15
3 Emilija Kokić "Anđeo" 8 1,554 12 20 6
4 Prva Liga i Druge "Vila" 6 2,571 14 20 6
5 Tamara Obrovac "Amor" 14 279 6 20 6
6 Pero Galić "Otvori mi oči" 6 690 9 15 10
7 Antonija Šola "Gdje je srce tu je dom" 15 4,119 16 31 2
8 Ivo Gamulin Gianni "Sanjam" 12 1,858 13 25 3
9 Alen Islamović "Mirno spava kosa plava" 8 193 3 11 13
10 Maja Blagdan "Zvala sam ga Anđele" 4 247 5 9 14
11 Giuliano "Plava vještica" 12 117 2 14 11
12 Maja Šuput "Lako zaljubljiva" 12 835 10 22 5
13 Kraljevi Ulice & 75 cents "Romanca" 16 3,882 15 31 1
14 Bonaca & Nera "Tvoje oko ka' more duboko" 11 1,246 13 24 4
15 Ivana Banfić "Mir" 9 358 7 16 9
16 Dino Dvornik & Bane "Milina" 1 0 1 2 16


At Eurovision[edit]

The 2008 Contest was the first to implement two semi-finals, with all countries, apart from the "Big Four" countries – Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom – and the host country Serbia, taking part in the semi-finals.[1] Croatia took part in the second semi-final on 22 May 2008, qualifying for the final.[2] In the final they performed 9th following Poland and preceding Finland. They gained 44 points and were ranked 21st.[3]