Roko Blažević

Roko Blažević (born 10 March 2000), also known as Roko, is a Croatian pop singer. He represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "The Dream", having won Dora 2019.[1][2][3]

Roko Blažević
Roko Blažević in 2019
Roko Blažević in 2019
Background information
Birth nameRoko Blažević
Also known asRoko
Born (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 22)
Split, Croatia
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments
  • Piano
  • organ
  • vocals
Years active2017–present
LabelsCroatia Records

Early lifeEdit

Blažević was born in Split to mother, Marija Saratlija-Blažević, a singer, and a father, Mario Blažević, also a singer, of the klapa genre. His brother plays upright bass. Roko's ex-girlfriend, Andrea Aužina, has participated in the same season of Zvijezde and in the third season of The Voice Hrvatska.[4]

CareerEdit

In July 2017, Blažević won the Serbian reality show Pinkove Zvezdice,[5] as well as in December 2018, he won the second place in the Croatian reality-show, Zvijezde. On 16 February 2019, Blažević won Dora 2019 with the song "The Dream", and afterwards he went on to represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, but failed to qualify from the second semi-final, placing 14th with 64 points.

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak position Album
CRO
[6]
"Podsjećaš na ljubav" 2018 Non-album single
"The Dream" 2019 1
"Krila"
"Božić nam dolazi" 2020 13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roko Blažević je pobjednik Dore". Index.hr. 16 February 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (16 February 2019). "Croatia: Roko Blažević to Eurovision 2019". Eurovoix. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Mladi Splićanin pobjednik je 'Pinkovih zvezdica'" (in Croatian). Večernji list. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "On je čudo koje svijet treba čuti: Evo tko je Roko Blažević, 18-godišnji Splićanin koji će predstavljati Hrvatsku u Izraelu". tportal.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Petnaestogodišnji Splićanin Roko Blažević najveća je mlada glazbena zvijezda u regiji, a Hrvati za njega nikad nisu čuli" (in Croatian). Slobodna Dalmacija. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  6. ^ Peak positions in Croatia:
Awards and achievements
Preceded by Pinkove Zvezdice
Winner

2017
Succeeded by
Preceded by Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by