The stilleto heels (�tikle) worn by Croatian singer Severina at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens have been sold at a charity auction in the star's native Split.
The auction, which took place last night in the Le Meridien Lav Hotel, was held with the aim of raising money for apparatus needed for bone marrow transplants. Among items being auctioned were a football used by the Croatian football team with the players' autographs, a football strip worn by Aljoša Asanović when he scored the first goal forhis country in 1990 and aracquet belonging to tennis star Mario Ančić.
However the main eventwas the auction of Severina's famousEurovision Song Contest Štikle, which were sold to Sandra Buljubašić and Zvonko Kotarac for 200 000 Croatian kuna, approximately €30 000. A delighted Severina went on to offer them another pair! The surprise of the evening was the Croatian national football coach Slaven Bilić taking off his Rolex watch and handing it over to be auctioned. Milan Mašanović bought it for €35 000, but gave it back immediately "to bring the team luck".
The event was hosted by Edo Pezzi, Marijana Batinićand Petra Ni�etić, andthe legendarysinger-songwriter Oliver Dragojević provided the music.