His last name is of Czech origin. After finishing elementary music school piano departmentHoudek enrolled in two high schools, music solo singing department and vocational hairdressing.
He also attended singing lessons with professor Viktorija Badrov who wanted him to become opera singer. Houdek continued to build up his knowledge on Berklee seminars in Europe, where he had the opportunity to be mentored by Donna McElroy, a Grammy Award nominee. The next month, Houdek signed an exclusive contract with Croatia Recordsthe leading music publisher in the region, with whom he has produced 13 albums. Houdek said in an interview for Jutarnji list that he is apolitical and that those were just professional engagements as any other.
He also participated in the British TV show X Factorwhere he was given the nickname "Croatian Sensation" and entered the top candidates. He was unable to continue his participation in the contest because he did not receive a work permit in time. Over the years, he has performed in the Zagreb's Gavella and Comedy theaters, Lincoln Center for the Performing Artson the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his career, the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreband has sold out solo concert in Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall for five times.
InHoudek said in an interview for the Tena magazine that "gay and lesbian population cannot be equal with Čemu Da Živim - Stipica Kalogjera - Gold Collection (CD) citizens because it means a return to Sodom and Gomorrah ", Čemu Da Živim - Stipica Kalogjera - Gold Collection (CD) has called same-sex unions "sick" for which he was named "Homophobe of the Čemu Da Živim - Stipica Kalogjera - Gold Collection (CD) in  in a selection organised by the main Croatian LGBT portal Gay.
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After military service, he went to live in Zagrebhoping to develop his career. His first big break came in at a talent contest in Karlovacwhere he was noticed by leading music producers after singing "Ne mogu prestat' da te volim" his rendition of I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charleswhich also became his first recording soon after. He also released his first album inself-titled, and it eventually earned him a Platinum award for sales of well overcopies.
He nearly died in a car accident near Zadar in when his car was completely destroyed and as a result he had a scar above his upper lip. That song was re-issued ten years later on an album with the Čemu Da Živim - Stipica Kalogjera - Gold Collection (CD) title which sold well overcopies certified Diamond award and went on to be his best selling album ever.
Concertrecorded live in He claimed that his son was murdered and his quest to find his son's killers got him involved with the Croatian Party of Rights. He began to support the party and appear at their rallies, dressing in the black uniform of the Croatian Defence Forces HOSthe party's militia. The death of his son had a devastating effect on his personal life and marriage, and in he divorced Anita Baturina, followed by years of alcohol abuse and severe depression caused him to try and commit suicide by shooting himself in the chest in He is also been quoted as saying that he still only needs "a carton of tobacco, 5 coffees, half a pizza and one coca-cola drink to survive each day", which he made when the media in Croatia issued reports that all the money he earned during his fame has been spent on the many women he loved in his life and that he was penniless.
His daughter Ivana proudly accepted the award on his behalf, Čemu Da Živim - Stipica Kalogjera - Gold Collection (CD). He won the festival five times, more than any other artist in the former Yugoslavia at the time, and three of those songs that won, also topped the nationwide music charts in Yugoslavia.
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