FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi returns with Kesteni

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Kaliopi is back with her latest release, Kesteni, the first single to be released since her participation in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

Kesteni, a remake of the original 1988 hit by the Serbian band Alisa, was produced by both Kaliopi herself alongside her long-time collaborator Romeo Grill, made for the Balkan radio project entitled The Stars are Singing the Stars 2 in which stars recreate classic singles in their own style.

Speaking of her latest single and music video, Kaliopi revealed:

We managed to make a complete audio-visual story. The reactions from my friends, co-workers and my dear fans were great, everyone is indeed very pleased.

I’m especially delighted that the author of the song, Miroslav Zivanovic-Pile from the band Alisa, is thrilled with the remake. We succeeded to make a cover that will continue the spirit of the song and that will make “Kesteni” forever remain in people’s hearts and Balkan music history.

Watch and listen to Kaliopi’s remake of Kesteni here:

Kaliopi represented FYR Macedonia earlier this year at the Eurovision Song Contest; her second time on the Eurovision stage since 2012.

Competing with the song Dona, produced alongside Romeo Grill, Kaliopi competed in the second semi-final and received a total of 88 points, finishing in 11th place.

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