Diego Siqueira will join Croatia’s Roko on the Eurovision stage as a backing dancer.
Yesterday Croatian broadcaster HRT revealed that Roko will be joined on stage in Tel Aviv by ENDI, a singer and dancer who rose to fame after he came fourth in Supertalent. Today the broadcaster has announced that Diego Siqueira will also perform alongside them in Israel. Diego is originally from Brazil but has lived in Croatia for nine years, where he teaches dance at four dance studios across Zagreb.
The trio have already started rehearsals together with Jacques Houdek who represented the country at the 2017 contest. Jacques co-wrote “The Dream”, Roko’s Eurovision entry, and has taken on the role of mentor.
Who is Roko?
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 Croatia returned to the contest in 2016 having withdrawn after the 2013 contest due to a string of poor results and financial difficulties.