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Quick Facts

Fuad Backović

12 April 1982

🇧🇦 Bosnian

National Selection
Internal selection 2016
BH Eurosong 2004
BH Eurosong 2003
BH Eurosong 2001
Vaš šlager sezone 1999

In Eurovision
2016 Stockholm
2004 Istanbul

Ljubav je (2016)
In the disco (2004)


Fuad Backović (born April 14, 1982, in Sarajevo), known by his stage name Deen, is a Bosnian singer. 

At the age of 12, Fuad Backović Deen took his first musical steps by recording his first song. The song was recorded at a music studio called Studio Number 1, owned by Bosnian broadcaster BHRT. In 1997, Backović became the frontman of the Bosnian boy band “Seven Up”. The group released two albums, “Otvori oči” and “Seven,” and enjoyed great success in Bosnia and surrounding countries (Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro). They took part in the Bosnian national selection for the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Daj spusti se”. The song reached a 3rd place.

In 1998, Deen received an offer to perform for the opera choir. His vocal abilities were noticed by the National Theater of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he accepted the role of the opera choir’s frontman during the production of Carmina Burana. Backović recorded a duet, “Poljubi me,” with Croatian singer Vlatka Pokos.

Deen started a solo career after leaving Seven Up. In 2001, he took part in the Bosnian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. With his song “Deset miliona ljubavi”, he reaced a 7th place.

A year later, his debut album “Ja sam vjetar zaljubljeni” was released. With the song “Taxi”, he took part in the 2003 national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest and became the runner up.

In 2004, Deen was chosen by BHRT to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul with the song “In the Disco.” Deen finished in 9th place.

Shortly after the contest, Deen’s second album “In the disco” was released, followed in 2005 by a third album, “Anđeo sa greškom”.

Towards the end of the 2000s, Fuad withdrew from the music scene to enroll in a fashion business faculty at the Istituto Marangoni in Milan. During that time, in early 2009, he released the song “Bez trunke srama” (Without a Trace of Shame), which achieved great success in the local music scene. After some time, he released a song with the singer from the talent show Zvezda možeš biti ti, Verena Cerovina, titled “Voli me hitno” (Love Me Urgently) at the end of 2012, and already in 2013, he released the song “Rane manje bole” (Less Wounds Hurt). After completing his fashion studies, Deen is preparing his fourth studio album, which will see the light of day in the near future.

Deen represented Bosnia and Herzegovina for the second time, this time in the Swedish capital Stockholm, together with Dalal Midhat-Talakić, Ana Rucner, and Jala. They performed the song “Ljubav je” (Love Is), but they did not qualify for the final.


Ljubav je (with Dalal, Ana Rucner & Jala)

🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina



Almir Ajanović
Jasmin Fazlić Jala

Almir Ajanović

Ena Đapo
Zorana Guja

Results Semi

Points: 104
Position: 11
Running order: 17

Results Finals

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

In The Disco

🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina



Vesna Pisarović

Vesna Pisarović

Maja Sarihodžić
1 other singer, name unknown

3 dancers, names unkown

Results Semi

Points: 133
Position: 7
Running order: 21

Results Finals

Points: 91
Position: 9
Running order: 12