Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012
|Eurovision Song Contest 2012|
|Selection process||Internal selection|
|Selection date(s)||Singer: 10 January 2012
Song presentation: 18 February 2012
|Selected entrant||Nina Badrić|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (12th, 42 points)|
|Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Croatia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Croatian entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Croatian broadcaster HRT. Nina Badrić represented Croatia with the song "Nebo", which failed to qualify from the second semi-final, achieving 12th place with 42 points.
Cancellation of Dora and internal selection
On 22 November 2011, HRT announced their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. HRT also announced that Dora 2012 would undergo big changes, with famous Croatian singers being invited and with the ability to choose their own songwriters. It was later announced that Dora was cancelled due to low interest.
Croatia competed in the second half of the second semi-final (10th on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Slovenia and preceding the Sweden. Croatia received 42 points and placed 12th, thus failing to qualify for the final on 26 May.
- In the semi-final Croatia came 12th with 42 points: the public awarded Croatia 14th place with 34 points and the jury awarded 7th place with 66 points.
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
Points awarded in second semi-final:
Points awarded in the final:
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