Last month Roko Blazevic won Dora — Croatia’s national selection for Eurovision 2019 — with the song “The Dream”. One solid reality? That the song won both the jury vote and the televote.
Written by Eurovision star Jacques Houdek and with lyrics by Charlie Mason (who penned “Rise Like a Phoenix”), “The Dream” is performed in both English and Croatian. However, Roko recently revealed the Croatian version of the song called “Heroj” (Hero).
Last Saturday Roko sang “Heroj” live on the show Zvijezde Pjevaju, the Croatian version of the singing reality show, Just the Two of Us. Again, we see Roko fully in white but this time without his highly discussed angel wings seen at the Dora performance. He sings brilliantly showing heaps of vocal composure for his age.
There’s more in his bag. Roko also recently performed a stripped-down version of “Heroj” for the popular Croatian radio station Narodni Radio. In this performance we see Roko singing whilst playing the song on a keyboard. Without the usual instrumentation, his voice really does flourish.
That’s not all! “The Dream” has also gone straight to number one after being released on the Croatian music chart, HR Top 40. A few of the other songs from Dora — including “Tower of Babylon” by Lorena Bucan and “Brutalero” by Luka Nizetic which came second and third respectively — have charted too. The songs are certainly making an impact on the Croatian music scene.
What do you think? Do you think the Croatian version of “The Dream” should represent Croatia at Eurovision 2019? Let us know in the comment section down below!