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Jacques Houdek
Jacques Houdek
Background Information
Origin Velika Gorica, SFR Yugoslavia
Birthdate 14 April 1981
Age 37
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Flag of Croatia Croatia
Year 2017
Song "My Friend"
Position 8th (Semi-final)
13th (Final)
Points 141 (Semi-final)
128 (Final)

Jacques Houdek is a Croatian singer and songwriter who began his career in 2000. He also auditioned for The X Factor UK in 2011 but withdrew due to visa issues. To date he has released eight studio albums.

In 2015, he was a mentor on the national version of The Voice and won with singer Nina Kraljić, who went on to represent the country at the 2016 Contest in Stockholm.

He was selected to represent his home country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev with the song "My Friend", which successfully qualified for the final, finishing in 13th place with 128 points.

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Songs
Final
"Amar pelos dois" • "Beautiful Mess" • "Hey, Mamma!" • "City Lights" • "I Can't Go On" • "Occidentali's Karma" • "Yodel It!" • "Origo" • "Don't Come Easy" • "Grab the Moment" • "Lights and Shadows" • "Requiem" • "My Friend" • "Skeletons" • "Never Give Up on You" • "Running on Air" • "Historyja majho žyccia" • "Fly with Me" • "This Is Love" • "Where I Am" • "Gravity • "Flashlight" • "I Feel Alive" • "Time" • "Perfect Life" • "Do It For Your Lover"
Semi Final 1
"Keep the Faith" • "Blackbird" • "My Turn" • "World" • "Paper" • "Space" • "On My Way" • "Line"
Semi Final 2
"In Too Deep" • "Apollo" • "Dying to Try" • "Verona" • "Dance Alone" • "Breathlessly" • "Rain of Revolution" • "Spirit of the Night"
Participants
Final
Salvador SobralKristian KostovSunStroke ProjectBlancheRobin BengtssonFrancesco GabbaniIllinca feat. Alex FloreaJoci PápaiIsaiahJOWSTO'G3NEAlmaJacques HoudekDihajLucie JonesNathan TrentNavibandArtsvikDemyAnjaHovigKasia MośIMRIO.TorvaldLevinaManel Navarro
Semi Final 1
Tamara GachechiladzeNorma JohnMartina BártaLinditaSvalaSlavko KalezićOmar NaberTriana Park
Semi Final 2
Tijana BogićevićTimebelleBrendan MurrayKoit Toome and LauraJana BurčeskaClaudia FanielloFusedmarcValentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson