Željko Joksimović is a Serbian singer, composer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. After winning several music awards, he signed to City Records in 1999 and released his debut studio album "Amajlija". To date he has released six studio albums.
He twice represented his home country in the Contest: in the 2004 Contest in Istanbul on their debut appearance before gaining independence, finishing as runner up to Ruslana and in the 2012 Contest in Baku, finishing in third place.
Aside from singing, he appeared on X Factor Adria in 2013 as a mentor to the Over 27s category, with one of the auditionees being Slavko Kalezić, who would go on to represent Montenegro at the 2017 Contest.