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Riva was a pop rock band from Zadar, Croatia, then Yugoslavia, in the late 1980s.

The group debuted on Zagrebfest 1988. Their song "Rock Me" won the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 in Switzerland, with a score of 137 points. However, according to author and historian John Kennedy O'Connor in The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History it was a very unexpected win and BBC TV commentator Terry Wogan described it as "the death knell" for the contest. [1] The group members parted ways in 1991.

Their lead singer Emilija Kokić later went on to make a solo career in Croatia.

References

  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy. The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History. Carlton Books, UK. 2007 ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Céline Dion
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Toto Cutugno
Preceded by
Srebrna Krila
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1989
Succeeded by
Tatiana Cameron (then known as "Tajči")
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