Dino Jelusic (Croatia)

    Boy | Pop | Rock
    Dino started singing very early. Before he was three years old, he already knew all songs from his favourite singer "Gibonni" (all 3 albums), and was singing in kindergarten and for his friends. At five, he auditioned for "Turbo Limach Show", a Croatian childrens program where children sing live. From 5700 participants he won in the first round with a rock song (Gibonni), and in the semifinal (16 singers) with a song by Tony Cetinski "Zbog nje". 
    In 1999 Dino performed in the Croatian Eurosong contest and other events throughout the country. In October, 1999, he participated in International Nile Song Festival in Cairo, Egypt, where he won 4th prize in 5 - 8.5 years category with song "New Millennium Kid" written by his father Dario Jelusic. In 2000, he won first prize in the Bjelovar Children Festival in Croatia and won prizes in several other international competitions through 2003. 
    In 2003 after hearing about the 1st Junior Eurovision Song Contest being organised, he wrote a song that eventually won the National Contest in Zagreb on 5th July with the maximum of 50 points. In Copenhagen he won the 1st Junior Eurovision Song Contest. His subsequent single "Ti si moja prva ljubav" containing a Croatian and English version of the winning song, two dance remix, 2 karaoke and one band aid song (his gift to UNICEF) became the most successful maxi single in Croatian history. 
    Dino has since been busy with concerts and performing in musicals. He went as a guest star to the international children song festival "Golden star" to Romania. After opening the second edition of Junior Eurosong in Norway, he went on a 5 week tour through Australia with seven concerts. © boysoloist