The Croatian version of “The Dream” which will represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has been released.
“Heroj” the Croatian version of “The Dream” has been released just days after its victory at Dora 2019. The song made its debut on Croatian radio yesterday, with Roko in the studio to talk through the Croatian version of the song.
Roko also commented on the wings that he wore at Dora, which have gone on to be one of the most discussed topics in the Croatian media. He stated:
We believe that the audience who voted and gave 12 points selected those wings. I know that she likes some, and some do not like it, but we do not see these wings as some detail that would have to be so much discussed. Wings are there, they complete the story so I think they’re going to join us at Eurovision.
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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.