Marko Kon

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Marko Kon
Marko Kon.JPG
Marko Kon in 2009
Background information
Born (1972-04-20) 20 April 1972 (age 47)
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Associated actsMilan Nikolić, Gru, Sky Wikluh, Jelena Tomašević, Aleksandra Radović

Marko "Mare" Kon (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Кон; born 20 April 1972) is a Serbian recording artist. He was the Serbian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 alongside Milan Nikolić. Kon remains one of the most wanted music producers and one of the most prominent musicians in Eastern Europe.

As a multi-instrumentalist, his musical abilities include playing drums, guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, sax, Serbian pipe and keyboard. As his music fluctuates from folk and ethnic pop to death metal, he influenced Serbian pop scene in many ways.

Other than his acclaimed music career, he is also a voice actor, being the official Serbian voice of Maui in Disney's Moana, Private in the Madagascar film series, Olaf in Frozen and Oscar in Shark Tale.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kon was born to a Serbian-Jewish father and Serbian mother.[2]

Eurovision Song Contest 2009[edit]

In 2009, Kon collaborated with Milan Nikolić to perform "Cipela" at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. The song was chosen after a national final.[3] It competed in the second semi final, but failed to reach the final. When looking at the number of votes given in the semifinals, Serbia finished 10th and would therefore have qualified to the finals, had the system been the same as that before 2008, where the top 10 qualify. But the judges voted that Croatia, placed 13th, go to the finals instead.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAJSTORI SINHRONIZACIJE: Ko se krije iza Duška Dugouška, Šilje, Popaja, Sunđera Boba? (FOTO) (VIDEO)". www.telegraf.rs.
  2. ^ (in Serbian) Jevrejski pregled (Glasilo Saveza Jevrejskih opština Srbije); Saša Ristić; Vodaju me kao mečku; stranica 21; broj 5, maj 2009.
  3. ^ Fisher, Luke Marko Kon Oikotimes Archived March 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jelena Tomašević
with Oro
Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Milaan)
2009
Succeeded by
Milan Stanković
with Ovo je Balkan
Preceded by
Jelena Tomašević
Beovizija winner
2009
Succeeded by
Sanja Ilić & Balkanika