Roko Blažević

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Roko Blažević
Roko Blažević in 2019
Roko Blažević in 2019
Background information
Birth nameRoko Blažević
Also known asRoko
Born (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 20)
Split, Croatia
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments
  • Piano
  • organ
  • vocals
Years active2017–present
LabelsCroatia Records
Associated actsJacques Houdek

Roko Blažević (born 10 March 2000), also known as Roko, is a Croatian pop singer. He represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "The Dream", having won Dora 2019.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Blažević was born in Split to mother, Marija Saratlija-Blažević, a singer, and a father, Mario Blažević, also a singer, of the klapa genre. His brother plays upright bass. Roko's girlfriend, Andrea Aužina, has participated in the same season of Zvijezde and in the third season in The Voice Hrvatska.[4]

Career[edit]

In July 2017, Blažević won the Serbian reality show Pinkove Zvezdice,[5] as well as in December 2018, he won the second place in the Croatian reality-show, Zvijezde. On 16 February 2019, Blažević won Dora 2019 with the song "The Dream". His mentor was the famous Croatian singer, Jacques Houdek.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak position Album
CRO
[6]
"Podsjećaš na ljubav" 2018 Non-album single
"The Dream" 2019 1
"Krila"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roko Blažević je pobjednik Dore". Index.hr. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (16 February 2019). "Croatia: Roko Blažević to Eurovision 2019". Eurovoix. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Mladi Splićanin pobjednik je 'Pinkovih zvezdica'" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "On je čudo koje svijet treba čuti: Evo tko je Roko Blažević, 18-godišnji Splićanin koji će predstavljati Hrvatsku u Izraelu". tportal.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Petnaestogodišnji Splićanin Roko Blažević najveća je mlada glazbena zvijezda u regiji, a Hrvati za njega nikad nisu čuli" (in Croatian). Slobodna Dalmacija. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  6. ^ Peak positions in Croatia:
    • For "The Dream": "HRTop40 Week 9 2019" (in Croatian). Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marko Bošnjak
Pinkove Zvezdice
Winner

2017
Succeeded by
Ljuba Stanković
Preceded by
Franka
with "Crazy"
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Damir Kedžo
with "Divlji vjetre"