The team behind Esma and Lozano don’t have much faith in themselves. When the duo unveiled “Imperija” earlier this year, critics in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia complained and then choked on their own disgust. The state broadcaster questioned the original song and then threw together an alternative called “Pred da se razdeni” (Before […]
Depending on who you are, Esma & Lozano’s “Imperija” is either an ingenious blend of folk and pop—or a hot mess. We haven’t yet found the lyrics in English, so aren’t totally sure what they’re singing about….or what a young pop star and an old Gypsy Queen have to say to each other. But we […]
Last year, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia finally took Eurovision seriously by dispatching Kaliopi. She wowed televoters and the professional jury to land her country in the top half of the final scoreboard. I adore Kaliopi not just for her musical ability, but because she’s always good fun to hang out with.
Deban: It’s no secret: I’m in love with Kaliopi and her song “Crno i belo.” This video interview is one of the reasons why. However, for the sake of our readers, I’ll be as objective as possible about her first rehearsal.
Today the Wiwi Jury, our international panel of music un-professionals, heads to Skopje to review Kaliopi’s “Crno i Belo.” That means “black and white.” Will our critics’ opinions be as clean cut? Read on to find out.
Kaliopi—F.Y.R. Macedonia’s Eurovision 2012 contestant—has a big voice. But she may have an even bigger laugh. The Eurovision veteran spoke with WiwiBloggs.Com’s Deban Aderemi ahead of the London Eurovision Party on Sunday and the pair could not stop giggling. In the interview below, the “Crno i belo” singer will make you smile with her witty […]
According to a famous Macedonian saying, “If you don’t have it within you, then get it from somewhere else.”
MKRTV, the state broadcaster of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, has confirmed that 44-year old Kaliopi Bukle will carry their flag at Eurovision 2012.