My Friend (Jacques Houdek song)

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"My Friend"
Jacques Houdek - My Friend.jpeg
Single by Jacques Houdek
Released2 March 2017
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenreOperatic pop
Length3:00
Songwriter(s)
  • Jacques Houdek
  • Tony Roberth Malm
  • Siniša Reljić
  • Arijana Kunštek
  • Fabrizio Laucella
  • Ines Prajo
Jacques Houdek singles chronology
"Kad nekoga voliš"
(2017)
"My Friend"
(2017)
Music video
"My Friend" on YouTube
Croatia "My Friend"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Languages
Composer(s)
  • Jacques Houdek
  • Tony Roberth Malm
  • Siniša Reljić
Lyricist(s)
  • Jacques Houdek
  • Arjana Kunštek
  • Fabrizio Laucella
  • Ines Prajo
Finals performance
Semi-final result
8th
Semi-final points
141
Final result
13th
Final points
128
Appearance chronology
◄ "Lighthouse" (2016)   
"Crazy" (2018) ►

"My Friend" is a song performed by Croatian singer Jacques Houdek. The song represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. It was released as a digital download on 2 March 2017, and is the first Croatian entry to contain lyrics in the Italian language.[1][2] Houdek alternates between singing in Italian using his chest register and in English using his head and falsetto registers.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

On 17 February 2017, Houdek was announced as the Croatian entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[2] On 20 February, it was confirmed that the song he'd be singing was called "My Friend".[3] The song was later released on 2 March.[4] Croatia competed in the second half of the second semi-final at the Eurovision Song Contest.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[7]
No.TitleLength
1."My Friend"3:00
Digital download – Instrumental [8]
No.TitleLength
1."My Friend (Instrumental)"3:02

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Croatia (HR Top 40)[9] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide 2 March 2017 Digital download Croatia Records [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacques Houdek na 62. natjecanju za pjesmu Eurovizije nastupa s pjesmom My friend". eurosong.hrt.hr (in Croatian). HRT. 20 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Eurosong - Jacques Houdek predstavlja Hrvatsku na natjecanju za pjesmu Eurovizije u Ukrajini". eurosong.hrt.hr (in Croatian). 17 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Jacques Houdek na 62. natjecanju za pjesmu Eurovizije nastupa s pjesmom My friend". eurosong.hrt.hr (in Croatian). HRT. 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ The NPBC (2 March 2017). "CROATIA: "MY FRIEND" OFFICIALLY REVEALED". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix.
  5. ^ Jordan, Paul (9 September 2016). "Kyiv to host Eurovision 2017!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  6. ^ Jordan, Paul (21 January 2016). "Semi-Final Allocation Draw on Monday, pots revealed". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  7. ^ "My Friend - Single by Jacques Houdek on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  8. ^ "My Friend (Instrumental) - Single by Jacques Houdek on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  9. ^ "HRTop40, Issue Date: March 06, 2017 - March 12, 2017". Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Sutra prvo predstavljanje pjesme "My Friend" na Drugome programu Hrvatskoga radija". Croatian Radiotelevision (in Croatian). Retrieved 1 March 2017.