North Macedonia: Tamara releases her Eurovision entry ‘Proud’

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,624 views

The 2019 Macedonian Eurovision hopeful, Tamara Todevska, has released her Eurovision entry ‘Proud’ along with its official music video.

Tamara Todevska was selected via an internal selection in order to defend the Macedonian colours at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

Today sees the official release of her Eurovision entry ‘Proud‘ coinciding with the International Woman’s Day. The 2019 Macedonian has been composed by Robert Bilbilov, Darko Dimitrov and Lazar Cvetkoski.

Tamara says:

I dedicate ‘Proud’ to my daughter and to everyone out there fighting for their dreams and believing in their greatness. On the 16th of May, we will break the rules and at least for one night in the year, we will show the world that I AM PROUD is always stronger than their YOU WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH!

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 (North Macedonia 2014).

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

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)

North Macedonia in Eurovision

The Balkan country joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 and is yet to win the competition. North 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. North 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 North Macedonia missed out on the Grand Final for the sixth consecutive time.

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