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FYR Macedonia: Tamara will sing ‘Proud’ in Tel Aviv

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,133 views

MRT, the Macedonian national broadcaster, has announced today that Tamara Todevska will sing ‘Proud’ in Tel Aviv.

Tamara Todevska will perform Proud on stage in Tel Aviv when she’ll represent FYR Macedonia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Her Eurovision entry has been Robert Bilbilov, Darko Dimitrov and Lazar Cvetkoski.

The 2019 Macedonian Eurovision entry was selected internally by MRT’s consultative body on the initiative of Tamara after listening to all the submitted entries.

MRT’s Eurovision team is currently working on the production of the final version of Tamara’s song which is set to be released in due course.

This year’s MRT’s Eurovision Team consists of:

  • Ms. Aneta Andova (Editor-in-chief of MTV 1)
  • Ms. Meri Popova ( Editor of the MRT Culture and Art Program)
  • Ms. Avni Qaili  (Editor of the MRT Culture and Art Program 2)
  • Mr. Toni Digita (Editor of the MRA 1 Cultural Program)

About Tamara

Tamara has been on stage since the tender age of six and hails from a musical family; her mother is an opera singer at the Macedonian Opera, her father a professor at the Academy of Music in Skopje and her sister is Tijana Dapcevic (FYR Macedonia 2014).

Tamara has a great repertoire behind her,  having recorded solo albums and many hit single in FYR Macedonia. She performed a solo concert in 2015 at the largest indoor venue in Skopje for an audience of thousands of fans.

FYR Macedonia in Eurovision

The Balkan country joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 and is yet to win the competition. FYR Macedonia attempted to debut at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with Kaliopi, but didn’t make through the special premliminary audio semi-final.

The country has competed 18 times in the Eurovision Song Contest and has only qualified to the Grand Final on 8 times. FYR Macedonia achieved its best result in the contest  in 2006 when Elena Risteka placed 12th in the Grand Final in Athens.

In 2018 MKRTV opted for an internal selection and selected Eye Cue to defend the Macedonian colours at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Despite a great performance the duo failed to qualify to the Grand Final with their entry Lost and found. Thus FYR Macedonia missed out on the Grand Final for the sixth consecutive time.

FYR Macedonia will perform in the Second Semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 16 May in Tel Aviv.

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