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.

http://youtu.be/t5TUr2jolkU

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!

Photo: tijanadapcevic.info

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Charles
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Charles

It’s irrelevant the quality and/or popularity of the entry that this girl is gonna sing. What is gonna happen is that she’s getting her 12 from Serbia … pure and simple … I don’t believe for a minute a country like Serbia will ever award 12 to a song from a country out of their “geopolitcal-cultural safety zone” unless all the balks get eliminated again like it happened in Malmö and … each one of these countries will be forced to vote for coutries they aren’t used to vote (which tells a lot about their ability and will to listen… Read more »

Vlad
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Vlad

I think Macedonia made a great choice. I’m quite sure they will get 10 or 12 points from my country if they select a right song. Greetings from Serbia!

Alex
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Alex

The first song reminds me of “Time for Revolution” by Rock Partyzani in Slovenia’s 2011 national final. We need more songs like that!

Marion
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Marion

Good luck Macedonia !!! 🙂 kiss from France <3

Alex
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Alex

Good job, Macedonia! 🙂

Padraig Muldoon
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Just as well Macedonia have given themselves a headstart – they’re going to need it because she’s terrible. I can’t see them making the final if her song is in anyway similar to her previous efforts.

karen
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karen

good choice Macedonia, i cannot wait to see her next year.

David Thielen
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> I’m afraid I wasn’t looking at her neck in the pic.

me either 🙂

D
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D

This was a great decision by Macedonia! They used to qualify frequently when the semi-finals were first introduced, but excluding 2012, they haven’t qualified in awhile. I believe Tijana might be the one to do it since her songs are very good! I’m Swedish yet I still like them which shows that it could appeal to countries besides the Balkans.

Dušan
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Great choice for FYR Macedonia!
Yup, she is Tamara Todevska’s sister. Her birth name is Tijana Todevska and she married a guy Dap?evi? in Serbia and started her career here.
As of the song, I believe it’s gonna be something up-tempo and catchy, since that’s all Tijana’s been doing for the past couple of years, and it has been going great for her!
Good luck to her, and I think I know where is the Serbian 12 going next year.

Martin Palmer
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I’m afraid I wasn’t looking at her neck in the pic… 😉

Pablo Nava
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I’m expecting something akin to Mojot Svet, which is cool. But when they do right, they hit it out of the park.

Fact. She’s the sister of Tamara from Belgrade 2008.