According to various, but unofficial sources, Deen (artist name of Fuad Backovic) will represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. The same sources told esctoday.com that Deen will sing nine songs, all in English, in a preselection in February.
Deen, who's real name is Fuad Backovic, was the lead singer of the boyband Seven Up who came third in the Bosnian national final of 1999. Deen ended 7th in the national final of 2001 and 2nd in Bosnia's latest national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003.
The 21-year old singer was born in Sarajevo and studied at the Faculty of Economy there. George Michael and former Eurovision Song Contest winner Céline Dion belong to his most favorite artists.
Deen released five albums already and is currently doing an anti-drugs campaign: “I appeal to all precious, fine and young people in the world to find a meaning of their lives in love, nice music and books; to leave aside drugs and everything harmful that can destroy our dreams and cause a tragedy,” he wrote at his official website.
We are currently awaiting official confirmation of Deen's management and broadcaster PBSBiH.