Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006
Country Croatia
National selection
Selection processDora 2006
Selection date(s)Semi-finals
2 March 2006
3 March 2006
Final
4 March 2006
Selected entrantSeverina Vučković
Selected song"Moja štikla"
Finals performance
Final result12th, 56 points
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Croatia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was chosen on 4 March using the Dora competition in the seaside resort of Opatija, the place where the first Dora was held. Severina Vučković was chosen with the song "Moja štikla" (My stiletto), which was described as a turbo-folk song with humorous lyrics and Balkan folk motifs. The lyrics were written by Severina, the music by Boris Novković (Croatian representative in 2005) and Franjo Valentić, and arrangement by popular Bosnian-born musician Goran Bregović.

Severina was born 21 April 1972 in Split, Croatia, then Yugoslavia. As a child she took part in numerous children festivals and musicals. When she was 17, she recorded her first album Severina for Croatian record company Orfej. In 1991 she started recording for Tutico and became one of the greatest stars of Croatian music. She won many festival awards and her albums achieved high sales. She achieved international fame when her home porn video was published on the Internet in 2004. Severina previously attempted to reach Eurovision in 2000.

Result of National Final[edit]

Draw Singer Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Angels "Party djevojka" 5 9 14 10
2 Jacques Houdek "Umrijeti s osmjehom" 6 3 9 15
3 Magazin "Oprosti, mala" 8 8 16 8
4 Alen Vitasović "Škifo" 3 1 4 16
5 Raspashow "U tebi tražim spas" 7 4 11 13
6 Danijela Martinović "Oči od safira" 4 6 10 14
7 Ibrica Jusić "Nježne riječi" 11 2 13 11
8 Karma "Pusti da te vodi ritam" 1 12 13 12
9 Tina Vukov "Il treno per Genova" 14 13 27 3
10 Petar Grašo "Prokleto sam" 13 5 18 7
11 Lana Jurčević "Najbolja glumica" 2 14 16 9
12 Severina Vučković "Moja štikla" 15 15 30 1
13 Jelena Rozga "Ne zovi me Marija" 9 10 19 6
14 Massimo "Tu na mojim rukama" 16 7 23 4
15 Ivana Banfić "Kad se sklope kazaljke" 10 11 21 5
16 Kraljevi ulice "Kao san" 12 16 28 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Due to Serbia & Montenegro’s withdrawal from the contest this year, Croatia automatically qualified for the final based on the previous year's performance,Croatia performed 20th, following France and preceding the Ireland eventually coming 12th with 56 points. As Croatia failed to reach the top 10 in the final, the country was forced to compete in the semi-final of the 2007 Contest.

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


Points awarded in the final:

12 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 points  Finland
8 points  Macedonia
7 points  Russia
6 points  Lithuania
5 points  Romania
4 points  Ukraine
3 points  Sweden
2 points  Ireland
1 point  United Kingdom


Points awarded in the semi final:

12 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 points  Finland
8 points  Macedonia
7 points  Albania
6 points  Slovenia
5 points  Lithuania
4 points  Sweden
3 points  Russia
2 points  Ukraine
1 point  Iceland

See also[edit]