Artist 101: Jacques Houdek

Everything you need to know about Jacques Houdek

This guide contains everything you need to know about Croatian singer-songwriter Jacques Houdek.

When is his birthday?

14 April 1981

What is his most popular song?

‘My Friend’

What else should I know about Jacques Houdek?

Jacques started his music career in 2000 when he held his first solo concert. He entered Dora Pop Festival (Croatia’s national selection to choose a representative for Eurovision) with his first single ‘?arolija’ (Magic) in 2002. Jacques then went on to sign a record deal with Croatia Records. He has since went on to release fourteen albums with them.

In 2011 Jacques competed at the Open Mic UK contest held in London, coming fourth. He also entered The X Factor UK in 2011, and became known as the ‘Croatian Sensation’. He made it through to the top 100 contestants but was unable to continue in the competition as his visa was not sorted in time.

In February this year, Jacques was selected by the Croatian broadcaster HRT to represent Croatia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. He will be heading off to Kyiv in May to perform the song ‘My Friend’.

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Finally, don’t forget to let us know what you love about Jacques! Also, we now have all our representatives for this year’s Eurovision so let us know who your favourites are by tweeting us @CelebMix.

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Written by Lynn Macgillivray

Love listening to music and travelling around the country going to concerts. Nothing beats seeing your favourite artists live!