Roko Blažević was born in 2001 in the Dalmatian town of Split and has been raised in a very musical family. Next to singing, he plays the piano and the organ. From the age of twelve he pursued a musical career as a singer by joining a local singing group. Ever since, he has successfully competed in various talent shows like the Imagine Belgium Festival in Brussels and the popular Croatian tv show Zvjezde (Stars) where his mentor was Jacques Houdek. Roko also competed in the Serbian tv show Pinkove Zvezdice (The Stars of Pink) and won.
For the first time since 2010, Croatia brought back their national selection Dora. The show was hosted by Iva Šulentić, Jelena Lešić and Mirko Fodor and took place at the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija.
The winner was decided by both the audience as well as a jury panel (50/50). Roko became Croatia's representative at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and was awarded the special Dora winner trophy.
Bojan Jambrošić & Danijela Pintarić – Vrijeme predaje
Jelena Bosančić – Tell Me
Kim Verson – Nisam to što žele
Jure Brkljača – Ne postojim kad nisi tu
Beta Sudar – Don’t Give Up
Lea Mijatović – Tebi pripadam
Gelato Sisters – Back To That Swing
Luka Nižetić – Brutalero
Elis Lovrić – All I Really Want
Domenica – Indigo
Roko – The Dream (WINNER)
Ema Gagro – Redemption
Lidija Bačić Lille – Tek je počelo
Lorena Bućan – Tower of Babylon
Bernarda Bruno – I Believe In True Love
Manntra – In the shadows
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