Speaking to Eurosong.hr Jacques Houdek has confirmed that “The Dream” will keep the same staging concept for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Jacques Houdek who represented Croatia at Eurovision 2017 and wrote “The Dream” which will represent Croatia in Israel, has spoken about the victory of Roko and what we can expect in Tel Aviv. Jacques informed Eurosong.hr that the core of the performance of “The Dream” will stay the same for Eurovision, but that they would be working for a more striking effect on stage in Tel Aviv.
The singer and mentor of Roko, added that he was unsure whether Roko would take victory yesterday evening. In the end “The Dream” received 12 points from both the public and the jury, Jacques commented:
It was uncertain to the very end, but in the end we are still delighted. We will do everything to justify the trust of the people, the people who are doing all this
Let’s go to Top 3. We have to go. Or we’re going to win. Not because we are crazy or crazy ambitious, but because we believe it can. We have a phenomenal singer, and allow me to be an abysmal, phenomenal song.
Who is Roko Blazevic?
Roko was born in Split in 2001 and has been performing since 2017. He rose to fame after winning Pinkove Zvezdice in Serbia in July 2017. In 2018 he then went on to finish second in the Croatian show “Zvijezde”.
He has since been mentored by Jacques Houdek who represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Roko will perform “The Dream” in Tel Aviv, the song was written by Jacques Houdek, Andrea Ćurić and Charlie Mason.
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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.