Since presenting her Eurovision song To the Sky/Tamu kaj što pripagjam to Europe, Tijana Dapcevic has been a musical vagabond, recording songs, meeting with producers, and developing her strategy for Copenhagen. In the coming days she’ll reveal whether she’ll be singing in Macedonian or English. But before she does that the Macedonian diva took the time to get up close and personal with wiwibloggs.com. Let’s get to know this Macedonian beauty!
First of all, WiwiBloggs.com would like to congratulate you on such an amazing song and of course representing Macedonia!
Thank you very much, I appreciate that!
How did you get picked to represent Macedonia in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest?
The Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) has chosen me and offered to represent Macedonia in Copenhagen. I accepted the offer, immediately. It’s really an honor for me.
How did you feel after you presented the song to Europe?
Thrilled! In less than 24 hours of presentation, reactions to the song were amazing! Many people put To the Sky in their TOP3 which is great. I’m really glad to hear that people like the song.
Your song is called To the Sky/Tamu kaj što pripagjam. What is the song about?
The song is about love and true happiness because having those can really make everything come true. Happiness should be the way of living, not the final destination.
Some readers outside of the Balkans might not know much about you. Who is Tijana?
I started playing cello at the age of seven and never stopped. I have graduated from the Faculty of Music in Skopje and was a member of the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides music, I love acting – it’s my big passion. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I just love life.
Will you be singing the Macedonian version or the English version at Eurovision?
We want to make the best choice and will have the final decision in a couple of days.
How will you stage the song?
The plan is to make a good party on the stage and make everyone feel the energy.
We’ve heard that your sister Tamara Todevska will be one of your backing vocalists. How’s your relationship with your sister?
When I was ten years old, my biggest wish came true: I got Tamara! I was the happiest person in the world! We have always been very close to each other.
Someone said that there’s no better friend than a sister and I couldn’t agree more.
Are you competitive with your sister?
There’s really no competition between us. I am more than happy whenever she makes a success and I feel very blessed to have such a talented sister.
She also sang at Eurovision. Do you hope to place higher than she did?
We are going to be together on the stage in Copenhagen and there will be no higher place for us to go than
straight to the sky, that’s for sure.
Are you a Eurovision fan? Have you watched Eurovision before?
Of course, I have! I’m a big fan of Eurovision, I watch it every year.
Who are your musical influences?
Both of my parents are musicians, so I was born with music. Classical music has always had the biggest influence on me. It feeds your soul gives you the positive energy.
Do you have a favourite Macedonian Eurovision song?
Macedonia has great musicians and many of those who have participated in Eurovision Song Contest a
re my good friends and colleagues. If I have to choose the favorite one – it is Tamara Todevska, my sister.
Are there any plans for a promotional tour?
Yes, I will have a promotional tour because that’s a great chance to meet my fans and all the people who support me. Can’t wait!
Have you heard the other competing entries for Copenhagen?
Yes, I have. I follow all the news and updates about the contest and its participants.
Finally, do you have a message for our readers on WiwiBloggs.com?
Always believe in your IT and sky is the limit!
Thank you for the interview and good luck preparing for the contest!
Thank you very much for having me! Keep up the good work! See you in Denmark!
Stay tuned to WiwiBloggs.com for the latest news on Tijana’s journey to Copenhagen.
Ramadan is an Albanian-Australian correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ESCRamadan. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.
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