Tony Cetinski

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Tony Cetinski
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Cetinski at the Slovenian national final for Eurovision in February 2017
Born
Anthony Cetinski

(1969-05-31) 31 May 1969 (age 51)
NationalityCroatian
Other namesTony
Spouse(s)
  • Antonela Butigan
    (m. 1995;div. 2000)
  • Ivana Nobilo
    (m. 2007;div. 2012)
  • Dubravka Cetinski
    (m. 2014)
Children
  • Pia
  • Christian
Musical career
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1990–present
Labels

Anthony Cetinski (born 31 May 1969), known professionally as Tony Cetinski, is a Croatian pop singer. Today, he is one of the most popular male singers in Croatia and countries of former Yugoslavia.

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Biography

Born into a family of musicians in Pula (then SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia), Cetinski began singing when he was 15 years old with various local groups. He moved from Rovinj to Zagreb in 1991 to start his career, and quickly became one of Croatia's leading pop stars. In 1994 he represented Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Nek' ti bude ljubav sva". In 2003 Tony released his eighth studio album "A sada" with 14 tracks: "Blago onom tko te ima", "Moje sve", "Ostani zauvijek", "Sve bih opet", "Rijeka ljubavi", "Daj mi sve", "Zauvijek", "Nebo iznad nas", "Zvijezda", "Sve svoje snove", "Iz dana u dan", "Ti", "Reci da li znaš" and "O sole mio".

At the 10th Croatian Radio Festival in 2006, Cetinski won all three prizes in pop-rock category: HRF Grand Prix pop-rock, Listener's award and Music Editors award. [1] He also recorded the song "Lagala nas mala" as a duet with the late Toše Proeski. This song appears on both of Toše Proeski's 2005 albums Po tebe and the Croatian edition Pratim te. The song was also done as a remix by DeeJay Time.

In 2009 Cetinski won the Porin award for best male vocal performance with his song "Ako to se zove ljubav". [2] Cetinski sold out two concerts in Arena Zagreb the same year with more than 30,000 people attending. [3]

In December 2020, Cetinski was announced as one of the 14 finalists for Dora 2021, the national contest in Croatia to select the country's Eurovision Song Contest 2021 entry. [4] He will perform the song "Zapjevaj, sloboda je!" in a duet with Kristijan Rahimovski which was also written by the later. [5]

Personal life

Tony is married to Dubravka Cetinski.

He is a devout Roman Catholic. [6]

Discography

Trivia

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References

  1. "Hrvatski radijski festival - Novosti" (in Croatian). Croatian Radio Festival. 2006-06-03. Archived from the original on 2009-06-04. Retrieved 2010-05-20. Trostrukim pobjednikom proglašen je Tony Četinski, koji je u kategoriji pop rock glazbe osvojio nagradu za najbolju pjesmu od strane glazbenih urednika, zatim nagradu na osnovu glasova slušatelja te Grand prix nagradu. Grand Prix Četinski je osvojio s pjesmom “Sve je s tobom napokon na mjestu”.
  2. "Porin prošao u znaku hvalospjeva Dini Dvorniku" (in Croatian). Index.hr. May 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  3. Aleksandar Dragaš (2009-05-23). "Tony Četinski pred punom Arenom potvrdio se kao kralj estrade". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  4. Farren, Neil (15 December 2020). "Croatia: Dora 2021 Finalists Revealed". eurovoix. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  5. Komunikacije HRT-a (15 December 2020). "Rezultati natječaja za Doru 2021" (in Croatian). Hrvatska radiotelevizija. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  6. "TONI CETINSKI PRED TISUĆAMA KRŠĆANA Otkrio što će nas Bog pitati kad stanemo pred Njega" (in Croatian). Dnevno.hr. 2019-07-12. Retrieved 2020-05-15.

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Achievements
Preceded by
Put
with "Don't Ever Cry"
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1994
Succeeded by
Magazin & Lidija
with "Nostalgija"