Tony Cetinski

Tony Cetinski

Cetinski in October 2009
Background information
Birth name Anthony Cetinski
Also known as Tony
Born (1969-05-31) 31 May 1969
Origin Pula, Croatia
Genres Pop-rock, Funk, Disco, Dance, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels Hayat Production

Anthony "Tony" Cetinski (born 31 May 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 (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".

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]




  1. "Hrvatski radijski festival - Novosti" (in Croatian). Croatian Radio Festival. 2006-06-03. 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). 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). Retrieved 2010-05-20.
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Preceded by
with "Don't Ever Cry"
Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Magazin & Lidija
with "Nostalgija"
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