Thursday, 29 July 2010

Tony Cetinski

Anthony (Tony) Cetinski (born May 31, 1969) is a Croatian pop singer. Today, he is one of the most popular male singers in Croatia and he is also popular in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Born into a family of musicians in Pula where he began singing when he was 15 years old with various local groups. He moved 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 which finished 16th.

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. 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". Tony Cetinski sold out two concerts in Arena Zagreb the same year with more than 30,000 people attending.

Tony participated three times in the Croatian pre-selection for the ESC and in 1991 in the Yugoslav pre-selection for the ESC:

1991: Marina, 8th.
1993: Nek Te Zagrli Netko Sretniji, 6th
1994: Nek'Ti Bude Ljubav Sva, 1st, 16th at the ESC
2001: Iz Dana U Dan, 5th

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