This year's Croatian Eurovision Song Contest singer is Roko, he was born on 10 March 2000 in Split, Croatia and graduated from fourth gymnasium 'Marko Marulić' in Split. Roko started his music career at an early age and besides singing, he has been playing the piano since he was 7 years old. Over the years, he has participated in many national and international festivals and music reality shows.
Roko became nationally recognised in 2011 through Croatia's Got Talent. But one of his greatest achievements is reaching the final of another big tv talent show in 2018 and coming second. Roko was mentored during the series by Jacques Houdek, a member of the jury and Croatia's 2017 Eurovision Song Contest entrant with My Friend. Jacques is one of the writers of Roko's song The Dream.
This year, Roko won Dora 2019, winning both the jury and audience vote. Dora is Croatia's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and was broadcast by HRT (Croatian National Television). Becoming the Croatian representative is a dream come true for Roko.