Who is Croatia’s Eurovision entry Jacques Houdek?

He and his friends want to take the trophy home to Croatia

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Name: Jacques Houdek

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Twitter: @jacqueshoudek

Who is Jacques Houdek?

Jacques Houdek is one of Croatia’s biggest pop stars who serves as a mentor on the country’s version of The Voice. He has released 13 albums to date in his homeland, where he’s rather well liked thank to his charity work. He actually popped up on X Factor in the UK in 2011 too.

He was dubbed The Croatian Sensation but failed to make it past the final 100 because he couldn’t get the correct permit.

What’s Croatia’s Eurovision song called?

Houdek’s song is called My Friend and it’s quite the Eurovision treat. He co-wrote the track himself, alongside Tony Malm and Siniša Reljić.

 Here’s everything you need to know about the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision 2017: Who’s performing in the final?

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Check out the full list of acts and running order for the show, starting live on BBC1 at 8pm.

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1. IMRI
Israel

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2. Kasia Moś
Poland

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3. Naviband
Belarus 

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4. Nathan Trent
Austria

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5. Artsvik
Armenia

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6. OG3NE
Netherlands

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7. Sunstroke Project
Moldova

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8. Joci Pápai
Hungary

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9. Francesco Gabbani
Italy

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10. Anja
Denmark 

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11. Salvador Sobral
Portugal

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12. Dihaj
Azerbaijan

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13. Jacques Houdek
Croatia

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14. Isaiah
Australia

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15. Demy
Greece

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16. Manel Navarro
Spain

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17. JOWST
Norway

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18. Lucie Jones
United Kingdom

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19. Hovig
Cyprus

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20. Ilinca ft. Alex Florea
Romania

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21. Levina
Germany

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22. O.Torvald
Ukraine

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23. Blanche
Belgium

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24. Robin Bengtsson
Sweden

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25. Kristian Kostov
Bulgaria

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26. Alma
France