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"Ti si moja prva ljubav" (English: You are my first love) is a song recorded, written and composed by Croatian preteen singer Dino Jelusić.It won for Croatia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003, held in Copenhagen, Denmark scoring 134 points.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent by Latin and French.
Dino Jelusić is a Croatian rock singer, musician, and songwriter. He is the founder, principal songwriter and lead singer of the progressive hard rock band Animal Drive which was formed in 2012 and since 2017 is signed by Frontiers Records. Besides working on several hard rock and metal band projects, since 2016 is a member of the acclaimed American rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jelusić has also worked with Gus G., Mike Mangini, George Lynch, Will Hunt, Jeff Scott Soto, Steve Smyth, Jon Oliva, Kip Winger, John Macaluso, Deen Castronovo, Phil Demmel and others. He was the first winner of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 winning with a song he wrote, "Ti si moja prva ljubav".
The participation of the Croatia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest first began at the inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT), a member organisation of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), were responsible for the selection process of their participation. Croatia originally used a national selection format for their participation at the contests. The first representative to participate for the nation at the 2003 contest was Dino Jelusić with the song "Ti si moja prva ljubav", which finished in first place out of sixteen participating entries, achieving a score of one hundred and thirty-four points. Croatia first withdrew from competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. After seven years of absence, Croatia decided to return to the contest in 2014 which was held in Marsa, Malta and selected their entry internally. However after placing last with Josie and the song "Game Over", Croatian broadcaster HRT again withdrew from competing the following year, and have yet to make their return to the contest.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the first Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged eight to fifteen. It was held on 15 November 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. With Camilla Ottesen and Remee as the presenters, the contest was won by the then eleven-year-old Dino Jelušić, who represented Croatia with his song "Ti si moja prva ljubav" while second and third place went to Spain and the United Kingdom respectively. The next time that a country would win on its first attempt was Italy in 2014.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the second Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged 8 to 15. It was held on 20 November 2004, in Håkons Hall, Lillehammer, Norway and lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes. It was presented by Stian Barsnes Simonsen and Nadia Hasnaoui, broadcast in 20 countries and viewed by 100 million people. 18 countries participated, France and Switzerland participated for the first time. Originally 20 countries had applied to take part but Germany and Israel later pulled out. There were also reports that Ireland had planned to enter the programme. Israel and Ireland would later debut in the contest in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest, often shortened to JESC, Junior Eurovision or Junior EuroSong, is a song competition which has been organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) annually since 2003 and is open exclusively to broadcasters that are members of the EBU. It is held in a different European city each year, however the same city can host the contest more than once.
Nina Badrić is a Croatian pop singer and songwriter. She began performing in early 1990s, and competed in "Dora" - the Croatian selection for Eurovision Song Contest 4 times. She won 7th place in 1993 with "Ostavljam te", 10th place in 1994 with "Godine nestvarne", 18th place in 1995 with "Odlaziš zauvijek", and second place in 2003 with "Čarobno jutro". Badrić eventually represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "Nebo". She finished 12th in the second semi-final and failed to qualify for the grand final.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fourth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for young singers aged 8 to 15. On 2 December 2006, the contest was broadcast live from Bucharest, Romania making it the second time the contest had been held in a capital city. It was organised by the Romanian national broadcaster, Romanian Television (TVR), in co-operation with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). TVR won the rights of hosting the contest over AVRO of the Netherlands. Croatia also expressed an interest in hosting this contest.
Croatia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 24 times since making its debut at the 1993 contest. Between 1993 and 2011, the Croatian entrant was selected at the Dora pop festival, an event organised by the national public broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT). Croatia's best result in the contest is fourth-place finishes in 1996 and 1999.
Poland has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest five times, competing in the first contest in 2003. The Polish broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) decided to withdraw from the contest after coming last in both 2003 and in 2004, despite TVP signing a 3-year contract with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In 2016, it was announced that Poland would return after an 11-year break. Poland won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2018 with Roksana Węgiel and her song "Anyone I Want to Be".
New Wave is an international contest for young performers of popular music founded in 2002 by the Russian composer Igor Krutoy and Latvian pianist and composer Raimonds Pauls and later enhanced by the Russian superstar Alla Pugacheva. The contest usually lasts for six days: 3 contest days, 2 special event days and, at the end, the day where the contest's results are announced followed by an ending concert.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the eighth edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Minsk, Belarus. It was held on 20 November 2010. The contest was won by Vladimir Arzumanyan from Armenia with the song Mama. This gave Armenia its first Junior Eurovision victory and its first victory in any Eurovision contest.
Croatia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national selection Dora 2011 - Let's go to Eurovision!, organised by Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT).
"Love in Rewind" is a song performed by Dino Merlin. It was Bosnia and Herzegovina entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, performed in English.
Croatia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “The Dream” performed by Roko Blažević. The Croatian broadcaster Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) organised the national final Dora 2019 in order to select the Croatian entry for the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be the seventeenth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It will be held on 24 November 2019, at the Gliwice Arena in Gliwice, Poland, following the country's victory at the 2018 contest in Minsk, Belarus with the song "Anyone I Want to Be", performed by Roksana Węgiel. It will be the first time Poland has hosted the contest, as well as the first Eurovision event to be held in the country since Eurovision Young Dancers 2013.
"The Dream" is a song performed by Croatian singer Roko Blažević and written by Jacques Houdek, Andrea Ćurić and Charlie Mason. The song will represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. A Croatian language version of the song, titled "Heroj", was released on 18 February 2019.
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