As part of Yugoslavia, Croatia took part in the Eurovision Song Contest ten times, and was also behind the Yugoslavian victory in 1989 with Rock Me by Riva. A few years later, Yugoslavia fell apart, and Croatia was one of the new independent countries to quickly join the Eurovision Song Contest.
They debuted in 1993 with the song Don't Ever Cry, which reached a 15th place. Croatia has yet to win as an independent country, but they do have two fourth places from 1996 and 1999 to look back at.
Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, Croatia failed to reach the final 5 times, which included four of them in a row. After that, the broadcaster pulled out for a two year break before they returned to the contest again in 2016.