At Eurovision 2016 he danced naked with wolves…using LED screens and holograms.

But on Tuesday a fully-clothed IVAN left the wolves behind him as he reprised his Eurovision entry “Help You Fly” on stage at the New Wave Festival in Sochi.

And he didn’t do it alone. The blonde-headed rocker teamed up with Dino Jelusic — the Croatian rocker who won the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003.

Their smoky, made-for-rock vocals are cut from a similar cloth and in isolation you could have mistaken Dino for IVAN and vice-versa.

They didn’t blend particularly well in the chorus — Dino really stuck out. But he made up for that by making love to the cameras with some sizzling eye contact and act-appropriate angst.

They also put on a fitting sartorial display, with IVAN slipping into his all-white look from Stockholm, which consisted of spray-on beige jeans and a matching coat-and-shirt co-ord.

Dino was his fashion foil, going for a mostly black look that befitted his rock sound and long hair.

Dino may be JESC’s first ever winner, but that doesn’t mean Dino’s a mini-Lys Assia. Eurovision’s grande dame would happily churn out chansons forevermore, but at just 24 Dino has purged all traces of pop from his life.

He’s currently the frontman of the Zagreb based heavy metal band M.U.D. On Facebook, he described their latest album as “Black Label meets Alice in Chains meets Van Halen.”

Make of that what you will. If you want a taste of his music check out “Walk On The Other Side”. He returned to Junior Eurovision in 2005, albeit to cheer on his sister Lorena.

What do you think of IVAN’s musical collaboration with Dino? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Matea
5 years ago

Zach lmao same here,hahah…tbh I know Dino :)…..and well do you know he is winner together with Italian guy? :)…dear wiwibloggs write this

Zach
Zach
5 years ago

I find it so weird/amazing that Ivan is actually younger than Dino.

Terry
Terry
5 years ago

Ivan has not ‘danced naked’!

Terry
Terry
5 years ago

an esc fan _ Those wolves were not his pets, watch the video on you tube, he has familiarized with them in the presence of a trainer.

Agnieszka
Agnieszka
5 years ago

I like Ivan of course, but this Dino guy doesn’t appeal to me. I don’t like the way he sings. This is one of my favourite songs from Eurovision 2016, I was really sorry it didn’t even make it into the grand final.

khm
khm
5 years ago

Ok HRT, you know what to do.

Matea
5 years ago

I think it was great duet,I want them to make someday some duet again :). And I think that Dino was not stuck out,he was really good. ok btw hello from Croatia! 🙂

Heike
Heike
5 years ago

IVAN-Dino with the song “Help you fly” was the best star-contestant duet performance at New Wave song festival!!! It was an amazing performance and Dino as a New Wave contestant has received the highest points from each jury member

Héctor
Héctor
5 years ago

They should have practised this duet a bit more, but I continue loving this song. Both sing well separately. Maybe Dino for Croatia in 2017?

an esc fan
an esc fan
5 years ago

As a vegan, I want to say that is unfair that Ivan got so much criticism because he has a wolf as a pet. Each situation is unique. I’ve heard he lives near a forest, so we don’t know how he met his wolf Shakira, maybe she was abandoned by her mother, it is not like he went to a Pet Shop saying : ”I want a wolf as a pet”.