Vesna Pisarović

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Vesna Pisarović
Birth nameVesna Pisarović
Born (1978-04-09) 9 April 1978 (age 40)
Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
GenresPop, Teen pop 1997–2006
Jazz 2012–present
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsPiano, Vocal
Years active1997–present

Vesna Pisarović (born 9 April 1978) is a Croatian pop and jazz singer. Before starting her career as a jazz musician in Berlin, Germany, she was one of the most popular female singers in former Yugoslavia countries, and the darling of the people.

Pisarović was born in Brčko, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia and grew up in Požega, Croatia, a part of the same country until she was 13. From her earliest childhood she attended a music school, where she played the flute, sang in choirs and participated in various music contests.

In the mid-1990s she moved to Zagreb, Croatia, where she graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.[1] She began singing in clubs and writing songs. In 1997, while performing at the Croatian festival Zadarfest, she met Milana Vlaović. Vlaović started to write songs for Vesna.

In 2002 Vesna Pisarović won the annual Dora festival, the event that determines Croatia's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song "Everything I Want" placed 11th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002.[2][3] She wrote the song "In the Disco" for the Bosnian vocalist Deen, which represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004.



  1. ^ "Vesna Pisarović: Suprug je podržao moj zaokret prema jazzu" (in Croatian). 30 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  2. ^ Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011.

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Preceded by
with Strings of My Heart
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Claudia Beni
with Više nisam tvoja