FYR Macedonia: Tamara Todevska will fly to Tel Aviv!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,212 views

FYR Macedonia has decided! MRT, the Macedonian national broadcaster has opted for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision hopeful for Tel Aviv. Tamara Todevska will defend the Balkan nation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Israel.

Tamara Todevska will be gracing the Eurovision stage again, having represented FYR Macedonia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. This time she will be stepping the Eurovision stage as a solo artist for the very first time. Tamara’s Eurovision entry will be officially released in due course.

Tamara in Eurovision

Tamara is no new face to the Eurovision Song Contest having graced the coveted Eurovision stage thrice already:

  • Backing vocalist for the late Tose Proeski (2004)
  • Part of the trio Tamara, Vrčak & Adrijan  (2008)
  • Backing vocalist for Tijana  (2014)

Tamara, Vrack & Adrijan (FYR Macedonia 2008)

Tijana (FYR Macedonia 2014)

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.