Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

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Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Country  Croatia
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selection date(s) Artist: 13 February 2018
Song: 6 March 2018
Selected entrant Franka Batelić
Selected song "Crazy"
Selected songwriter(s) Branimir Mihaljević
Franka Batelić
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (17th, 63 points)
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Croatia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The Croatian national broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) used a national final in order to find the Croatian representative in Lisbon, after two consecutive years of internal selection,[1] this decision was later reversed, and thus "Crazy" sung by Franka Batelić was internally selected.[2][3]

Background[edit]

Prior to the 2018 contest, Croatia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-three times since their debut in Millstreet 1993.[4]

Before Eurovision[edit]

At Eurovision[edit]

Voting[edit]

Voting during the three shows involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting, each nation's jury consisted of five music industry professionals who are citizens of the country they represent, with their names published before the contest to ensure transparency. This jury judged each entry based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury was permitted to be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently, the individual rankings of each jury member as well as the nation's televoting results were released shortly after the grand final.

Points awarded to Croatia[edit]

Points awarded to Croatia (Semi-final 1)
Televote
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Jury
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Croatia[edit]

Split voting results[edit]

The following five members comprised the Croatian jury: [5]

  • Mustafa Softić – Chairperson – music producer, arranger
  • Lara Antić Prskalo – singer
  • Zdenka Kovačiček – singer
  • Gina Damjanović – singer, songwriter
  • Miroslav Lesić – musician, producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nakon višegodišnje pauze Dora se opet vraća u 'Opatiju bajnu'". 24 sata (in Croatian). November 25, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  2. ^ "HRT definitivno odustao od organizacije Dore". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). January 5, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Croatia is going to get "Crazy" in Lisbon". Eurovision.tv. February 13, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Croatia | Country profile | Eurovision Song Contest". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved March 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ Groot, Evert (30 April 2018). "Exclusive: They are the expert jurors for Eurovision 2018". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 April 2018.