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Point Blank Alum Luke Black Takes the Eurovision by Storm

Luke Black, also known as Luka Ivanović, is a techno-pop artist from Čačak, Serbia. Dubbed the “Serbian pop alchemist,” his music is influenced by legendary artists like Queen, Elton John, and Lady Gaga. With over 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Luke Black’s unique sound and style have captivated audiences around the world. Recently, the Point Blank alumnus has catapulted to new heights and taken the Eurovision stage by storm, representing Serbia with his electrifying performance of his track ‘Samo Mi Se Spava’ in the First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool, the United Kingdom.

But before his success on the global stage, Luke honed his skills here at Point Blank Music School, a leading music education institution. In January 2019, he enrolled in our Music Production and Sound Engineering degree course, where he learned from some of the best professionals in the industry. Luke was a dedicated student, committed to developing his skills and knowledge. Our course covers a whole host of interesting modules from ‘Music Composition’ to ‘Marketing and Branding.’ During his time here at Point Blank, Luke had access to state-of-the-art facilities, industry-standard equipment, and a supportive community of music enthusiasts. Our experienced tutors provided him with personalized feedback and guidance, helping him refine his skills and techniques.

After graduating from Point Blank in the summer of 2021, Luke Black began collaborating with other artists. In February 2023, he released his single “Samo Mi Se Spava,” which translates to “I just want to sleep,” and was ultimately selected as Serbia’s entry for Eurovision 2023. The song’s lyrics, according to Black, reflect his feelings of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luke Black’s success at Eurovision is a true testament to his exceptional talent, unwavering dedication, and unrelenting hard work. His captivating performance at the event showcased his mesmerizing vocals and impressive stage presence, earning him a flood of positive reviews from both music critics and fans across the globe. As an alumnus of Point Blank, Luke’s success story is an inspiration to aspiring musicians and artists everywhere, reminding them that with the right skills, training, and guidance, anything is possible. We are proud to have been a part of Luke’s journey and hope his achievements inspire others to pursue their own dreams. In addition to studying Music Production and Sound Engineering, Luke did a singing course with us, however we now also offer a vocal performance degree. This is the ideal place to start if you’re inspired by Luke and his road to performing atEurovision. Read more about all our degree courses here today and start your journey on the road to success.

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