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Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 27 times since making its debut at the 1993 contest. Their entry has since 1993, excluding from 2012 to 2018, been selected at the Dora pop festival, an event organised by the national public broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT). Croatia's best result in the contest is a fourth-place finish in 1996 and 1999.

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Member stationCroatian Radiotelevision (HRT)
National selection events
National final
  • Dora
  • 1993–2011
  • 2019–2023
Internal selection
  • 2012–2013
  • 2016–2018
Participation summary
Appearances27 (18 finals)
First appearance1993
Highest placement4th: 1996, 1999
External links
HRT page on Dora
Croatia's page at
For the most recent participation see
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Croatia achieved six top ten results in seven years, with Magazin and Lidija sixth (1995), Maja Blagdan fourth (1996), former Magazin member Danijela Martinović fifth (1998), Doris Dragović (who was 11th for Yugoslavia in 1986) fourth (1999), Goran Karan ninth (2000), and Vanna tenth (2001). Since then, Croatia has failed to reach the top ten.

Croatia failed to reach the final for four years in succession (20102013), before choosing to not participate in 2014 and 2015.[1][2] Croatia returned and reached the final in both 2016 and 2017, before again failing to reach the final for four consecutive contests (20182022). In total, Croatia has failed to reach the final in 9 of the last 13 contests it has entered.