Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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".

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

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

Before EurovisionEdit

Dora 1999Edit

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. This was the first contest where an orchestra is introduced for the first time since Dora existed. Every entry has its own conductor, respectively as the arranger for the specific song. This existed until 2004.

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

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

At EurovisionEdit

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 (12 points from Slovenia and Spain), placing Croatia 4th of 23 countries competing.[1] This was, and still is as of 2021, Croatia's joint-best placing at the contest, sharing with Croatia's 1996 entry, "Sveta ljubav" with Maja Blagdan. Only Denmark, Norway and the United Kingdom failed to award the song any points at all.

VotingEdit

After EurovisionEdit

The Norwegian delegation raised an objection to the use of simulated male vocals during the performance of Croatian entry "Marija Magdalena".[3] Following the contest this was found to have contravened the contest rules regarding the use of vocals on the backing tracks, and Croatia were sanctioned by the EBU with the loss of 33% of their points for the purpose of calculating their average points total for qualification in following contests.[4] The country's position and points at this contest however remain unchanged.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final of Jerusalem 1999". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 12 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Jerusalem 1999". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 12 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  3. ^ O'Connor 2010, pp. 156–159.
  4. ^ "Jerusalem 1999 – Eurovision Song Contest". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 21 June 2022. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  5. ^ Roxburgh 2020, pp. 370–378.

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