Jacques Houdek has released the acoustic version of his Eurovision 2017 entry “My Friend” for Croatia.
The acoustic version of the Croatian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The song which was released yesterday has been viewed nearly 10,000 times in under 24 hours. The song is being performed by Jacques Houdek who was internally selected to represent Croatia in Ukraine.
For his performance in Kyiv it has been announced that his outfit has been designed by Marco Falcioni who is the Chief Designer at Hugo Boss. The outfit according to Jacques will be very discreet appearance and incorporate black, white and silver colors. He is also joined on stage by violinist Antun Stašić and cellist Emanuel Pavon.
35-year old Jacques will be singing “My Friend” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He was born in Zagreb, and has been singing professionally since 2002. Since then he has won countless awards in Croatia for his music, and is currently serving as a mentor on the Voice. During the first season of the show he mentored Nina Kraljić, who went on to represent Croatia in last year’s contest in Stockholm. Jacques himself has tried to represent Croatia several times in the past, the most recent attempt being in 2011 when he finished in 2nd place to Daria Kinzer in Croatia’s national final.
Source: Jacques Houdek
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Croatia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993, they were one of three countries to debut in the contest that year. Croatia’s best result came in 1999 when Doris Dragovic finished 4th in Jerusalem. She performed the song “Marija Magdalena” which scored a total of 118 points, this included 12 points from Slovenia and Spain. Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties. Nina Kraljic finished 23rd in the final, the highest points she received came in the form of 10 points from the Macedonian televote.