Željko Joksimović, often credited as Zeljko Joksimovic, is a Serbian vocalist, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He plays 12 different musical instruments including accordion, piano, guitar and drums. Joksimović is multi-lingual, being fluent in Greek, English, Russian, Polish and French as well as his native Serbian.
He has a career as a solo pop artist and at the same time he is a prolific composer for other singers. He can be called a master of The Balkan Ballads for having written five of the most famous: "Lane moje", "Lejla", "Oro", "Nije ljubav stvar" and "Adio", all 5 of which were Eurovision entries. He also composes music for films, television series and theater shows. He represented Serbia and Montenegro in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Lane moje", placing second. He represented Serbia once more in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan and finished third. He co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with Jovana Janković, which he went on to marry later on.
He was a judge on the first series of X Factor Adria.