Croatia joined Eurovision in 1993, achieving top-four results in 1996 and 1999. After intermittent success, non-qualification streaks occurred. The country returned in 2016-2017, faced exclusions in 2018-2022, and broke the streak in 2023. HRT, the national broadcaster, plays a pivotal role in selection, primarily using the Dora festival. Despite financial challenges, Croatia remains a dynamic Eurovision participant, with a rich history since its debut.