|Origin||Velika Gorica, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Birthdate||14 April 1981|
|Eurovision Song Contest|
|Position|| 8th (Semi-final)|
|Points|| 141 (Semi-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.
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.