Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country Croatia
National selection
Selection processDora 1999
Selection date(s)7 March 1999
Selected entrantDoris Dragović
Selected song"Marija Magdalena"
Finals performance
Final result4th, 118 points
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1998 1999 2000►

Croatia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, held in Jerusalem. The Croatian entry for the contest was Doris Dragović with the song "Marija Magdalena".

The Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT) held a national final, Dora, to select the Croatian entry for the contest.

Before Eurovision[edit]

Dora 1999[edit]

The 1999 edition of Dora was held on 7 March at the HRT TV studios in Zagreb, hosted by Oliver Mlakar and Vlatka Pokos. 24 songs competed, with the winner decided by 21 juries, 20 regional juries and a 21st jury made up of televoting results.

The winner of the contest was Doris Dragović with "Marija Magdalena". Dragović had previously represented Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia, at the 1986 contest with the song "Željo moja".

Final – 7 March 1999
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Teens "Miris ljubavi" Mario Šimunović, Andrej Babić 23 5 28 14
2 Kristina "Da zora zna" Nenad Ninčević, Ivo Lesić 0 0 0 21
3 Alen Nižetić "Samo ti" Nenad Ninčević 15 8 23 16
4 Andy "Samo nebo zna" Damir Farkaš 49 0 49 9
5 En Face "Kad prestane kiša" Sandro Bastijančić, Miroslav Vidović 0 0 0 21
6 Giuliano "Dobro mi došla ljubavi" Nenad Ninčević, Tomiaslav Mrduljas 77 10 87 6
7 Josip Katalenić "San" Jasminka Toth, Miroslav Borščak 100 6 106 4
8 Nikita "Kraljica noći" Ivica Krajač, Random Brojek 5 0 5 19
9 Magazin "Kasno je" Vjekoslava Huljić, Tonči Huljić 104 1 105 5
10 Sanja Lukanović "Još jednom" Robert Pilepić, Aleksandar Valenčić 8 0 8 18
11 Turbo X "Cijeli svijet je između nas" Dario Stipić, Fayo 0 0 0 21
12 Goran Karan "Nisam te vrijedan" Nenad Ninčević, Zdenko Runjić 120 2 122 3
13 Joy "Uzalud" Fayo, Branimir Mihaljević 11 0 11 17
14 Mandi "Lako je reći zbogom" Branko Bernardić, Krešimir Bernardić, Miro Buljan 2 0 2 20
15 Marina Tomašević "Ja sam tvoja žena" Marko Tomasović 28 0 28 14
16 Đani Stipaničev "Još jedno jutro budi se" Sanja Mudrinić, Ðani Stipaničev 38 0 38 12
17 Branka Bliznac "Dajte ljubavi" Nenad Ninčević, Rajko Dujmić 0 0 0 21
18 Zrinka "Jednom u životu" Zendko Runjić, Tonči Huljić 55 0 55 8
19 Zorana Šiljeg "Nije te briga" Zorana Šiljeg 38 0 38 12
20 Renata Sabljak "I kako sada ići dalje" Marin Bukmir, Željen Klašterka 39 0 39 11
21 Doris Dragović "Marija Magdalena" Vjekoslava Huljić, Tonči Huljić 195 12 207 1
22 Mladen Grdović "Mama Marija" Nenad Ninčević, Mladen Grdović 71 3 74 7
23 Minea "U ponoć pozvoni" Vjekoslava Huljić, Tonči Huljić 36 4 40 10
24 Petar Grašo "Ljubav jedne žene" Petar Grašo 146 7 153 2

At Eurovision 1999[edit]

On the night of the contest Dragović performed 4th, following Spain and preceding the United Kingdom. The song received 118 points at the close of the voting (including maximum 12 points from Slovenia and Spain), placing 4th of 23 countries competing. This was, and still is as of 2019, Croatia's joint-best placing at the contest, sharing with Croatia's 1996 entry, "Sveta ljubav" with Maja Blagdan.

After the contest, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organizers of the contest, were forced to reduce Croatia's score to 79 for the calculation of the country's five-year average score, used to relegate countries from the next contest. This was due to the use of synthesised male vocals on the backing track, which the EBU said broke the "spirit of the rule" in which no live vocals could be featured on backing tracks. However, overall, the original score remained the same.

Points awarded to Croatia[edit]

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[edit]

12 points  Slovenia
10 points  Bosnia and Herzegovina
8 points  Israel
7 points  Norway
6 points  Malta
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Belgium
3 points  Germany
2 points  Lithuania
1 point  Spain

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