Eurovision fans in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia can finally put Esma Redzepova’s belching behind them. Earlier today MRT, the country’s state broadcaster, announced that Tijana Dapcevic will represent the country at ESC ’14!
Tijana, as she is commonly known throughout the Balkans, is known for her sass and attitude as much as her singing voice. The woman can obviously bring the drama. Do you see what she has on her neck in the above photograph? In the video for her hit song “Sve je isto, samo njega nema” (All Is The Same, Only He Is Not Here), she parodies Communism and Josip Tito, and pokes fun at news anchors. The song is sung in Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Slovene, and Macedonian. Lady knows how to appeal to her base!
She made a name for herself in 2002, when she won the “Suncane skale” music festival in Herceg Novi. She sang a song called “Negativ” but was all smiles when she took to the stage.
This is not Tijana’s first go at Eurovision. In 2006 she competed to represent the former country of Serbia & Montenegro with the song “Greh”. That means “Sin”, which may refer to the appalling choreography. (Seriously, you need to see this). She placed eighth.
And Eurovision funs in her family. You may remember that her sister Tamara competed at Eurovision 2008. She finished tenth in her semi-final. Unfortunately the jury was able to save one act, and they chose to send Charlotte Perrelli through instead of dear Tamara!
Tijana is a big deal in the Balkans, y’all. If you visit her Twitter page you’ll see that other Eurovision stars from the region, including Mirna Radulovic, Nina Badric, and Vukasin Brajic, all follow her already. Will you be next?
What do you think? Will Tijana sing a ballad in Denmark? Is she going to throw down a dance track? And who is going to write her song? Let us know below!