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Zeljko Houdek, better known as Jacques Houdek is a Croatian singer. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston after completing his studies at music school.

Houdek first appeared on Croatian screens at Dora 2002 (Croatia's national final for the Tallinn contest), and then appeared on Dora five more times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011). At Dora 2011 he was in the super-final performing Lahor with Daria Kinzer. Kinzer went on to perform the English version of Lahor, Celebrate after winning the televote.

In 2015, he became a judge on The Voice of Croatia, where participant and series winner Nina Kraljić happened to be on his team.

It was announced on 17 February 2017 that he would represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev with the song My Friend. He made it to the final, finishing in 13th place overall.

With the release of his song title, he started the #beMyfriend campaign on social media.

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Participants
Semi Final 1
IconSweden.pngRobin BengtssonIconGeorgia.pngTamara GachechiladzeIconAustralia.pngIsaiah FirebraceIconAlbania.pngLindita HalimiIconBelgium.pngBlancheIconMontenegro.pngSlavko KalezićIconFinland.pngNorma JohnIconAzerbaijan.pngDiHajIconPortugal.pngSalvador SobralIconGreece.pngDemyIconPoland.pngKasia MośIconMoldova.pngSunstroke ProjectIconIceland.pngSvalaIconCzech Republic.pngMartina BártaIconCyprus.pngHovigIconArmenia.pngArtsvikIconSlovenia.pngOmar NaberIconLatvia.pngTriana Park
Semi Final 2
IconSerbia.pngTijana BogićevićIconAustria.pngNathan TrentIconNorth Macedonia.pngJana BurčeskaIconMalta.pngClaudia FanielloIconRomania.pngIlinca ft. AlexIconThe Netherlands.pngO'G3NEIconHungary.pngJoci PápaiIconDenmark.pngAnja NissenIconIreland.pngBrendan MurrayIconSan Marino.pngValentina & JimmieIconCroatia.pngJacques HoudekIconNorway.pngJowst ft. AleksanderIconSwitzerland.pngTimebelleIconBelarus.pngNAVIBANDIconBulgaria.pngKristian KostovIconLithuania.pngFusedmarcIconEstonia.pngKoit & LauraIconIsrael.pngImri Ziv
Final
IconFrance.pngAlmaIconGermany.pngLevinaIconItaly.pngFrancesco GabbaniIconSpain.pngManel NavarroIconUkraine.pngO. TorvaldIconUnited Kingdom.pngLucie Jones
Songs
Semi Final 1
IconSweden.pngI Can't Go OnIconGeorgia.pngKeep the FaithIconAustralia.pngDon't Come EasyIconAlbania.pngWorldIconBelgium.pngCity LightsIconMontenegro.pngSpaceIconFinland.pngBlackbirdIconAzerbaijan.pngSkeletonsIconPortugal.pngAmar pelos doisIconGreece.pngThis Is LoveIconPoland.pngFlashlightIconMoldova.pngHey MammaIconIceland.pngPaperIconCzech Republic.pngMy TurnIconCyprus.pngGravityIconArmenia.pngFly With MeIconSlovenia.pngOn My WayIconLatvia.pngLine
Semi Final 2
IconSerbia.pngIn Too DeepIconAustria.pngRunning on AirIconNorth Macedonia.pngDance AloneIconMalta.pngBreathlesslyIconRomania.pngYodel ItIconThe Netherlands.pngLights and ShadowsIconHungary.pngOrigoIconDenmark.pngWhere I AmIconIreland.pngDying to TryIconSan Marino.pngSpirit of the NightIconCroatia.pngMy FriendIconNorway.pngGrab the MomentIconSwitzerland.pngApolloIconBelarus.pngHistoryja majho žycciaIconBulgaria.pngBeautiful MessIconLithuania.pngRain of RevolutionIconEstonia.pngVeronaIconIsrael.pngI Feel Alive
Final
IconFrance.pngRequiemIconGermany.pngPerfect LifeIconItaly.pngOccidentali's KarmaIconSpain.pngDo It For Your LoverIconUkraine.pngTimeIconUnited Kingdom.pngNever Give Up On You
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