Tick Tock, the countdown to Albina’s successor has stopped! Mia Dimšić has just won Dora 2022 and will represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin Italy with the song Guilty Pleasure. You can watch the performance in the video here below:
14 acts were competing tonight in Dora 2022 at the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija. The show was hosted by Duško Ćurlić, Elizabeta Brodić and their 2018 representative Franka Batelić. Half of the votes were given by the jury. The other half of the results were determined by the viewers at home. In the event of a tie, the public vote will take precedence. The acts performed tonight in the following order:
- Mila Elegović – “Ljubav”
- Mia Negovetić – “Forgive me (Oprosti)”
- Marko Bošnjak – “Moli za nas”
- Jessa – “My next mistake”
- Zdenka Kovačiček – Stay On The Bright Side
- Tina Vukov – Hideout
- Roko Vušković – “Malo kasnije”
- Bernarda – “Here for love”
- Eric – “I found you”
- ToMa – “In the darkness”
- Elis Lovrić – “No war”
- Ella – “If you walk away”
- Tia – “Voli me do neba”
- Mia Dimšić – “Guilty pleasure”
Albina opened the show with a remix of her 2021 Eurovision song “Tick Tock.” Wearing a lime jumpsuit, she really showed the viewers why she won Dora 2021 last year with her amazing stage presence and vocal ability. She also performed as an interval act with her new song “Noću.” It was the first time she performed this song live on stage! And she even came back for a third time on stage. This time Franka joined here to do a special version of Marija Magdalena.
After the performances, the regional jury gave their votes. Juries from Rijeka, Pula, Osjiek, Cakovec i Varazdin, Split, Vukovar, Sibenik I Knin, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Zagreb could give the classic Eurovision points to one of the 14 acts with rewarding their winner with 12 points.
- Rijeka: 12 points to Bernarda
- Pula: 12 points to Eric
- Osijek: 12 points to Mia Dimšić
- Cakovec i Varazdin: 12 points to Mia Dimšić
- Split: 12 points to Marko Bošnjak
- Vukovar: 12 points to Marko Bošnjak
- Sibenik I Knin: 12 points go to Mia Negovetić
- Zadar: 12 points go to Mia Negovetić
- Dubrovnik: 12 points go to Eric
- Zagreb: 12 points go to ToMA
Mia Dimsic has won the jury with 91 points, followed by Mia Negovetić with 81 and Marko Bošnjak with 71. Check out the full jury result in the image below:
Mia was also the favorite from the viewers at home, earning 166 points she was crowned the winner of Dora 2022 and will represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. You can see the final scoreboard over here:
About Mia Dimšić
Mia is 29 years old singer-songwriter who describes her music as country-influenced pop. she was born in Osijek, Croatia but currently living in the capital Zagreb due career. It all began in 2015 when she released her first single “Budi mi blizu.” Dimšić’s debut album Život nije siv was released on 20 March 2017 and peaked at number one at the Croatian Album charts. She is a big fan of everything that has to do with Harry Potter and her biggest role model is singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Mia isn’t a newbie in the music scene: she has won six Porin Awards as well as numerous other music awards.
Mia Dimšić will compete in the second half of the first Semi-final on 10 May. Want to know more about her before she will hit the Eurovision stage in Turin? Read our interview with her over here.
Croatia in Eurovision
After being part of Yugoslavia, Croatia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1993 with Put and her song “Don’t Ever Cry.” She ended in 15th place with 31 points. To date, Croatia has never won the contest, with placing 4th as their best achievement.
Croatia was represented last year by Albina. After winning DORA in 2021, she earned the chance to represent the country with her song “Tick Tock.” With her performance in the first semi-final on the 18th of May, she was heartbreakingly close to qualifying for the Grand Final, placing in the Top 10 for both the juries and the televote. However, with the combining points, she placed 11th in the semi-final, just 5 points away from the number 10th.