Over the weekend there was an explosion of Eurovision activity in the Balkans. First Tinkara Kovac won EMA 2014 in Slovenia, and then Sergej Cetkovic presented his song in Montenegro. Today we’re digesting some more news. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Tijana Dapcevic has announced that she’ll sing “To the Sky”—the English version of “Tami Kaj Sto Pripagjam”—at ESC!
That’s right, people. After 5 years of singing in their national language, the Macedonians have ditched it and turned to English. It seems like the Dapcevic family like to look West. The last Macedonian singer to switch tongues was Tamara, Tijana’s younger sister!
The language announcement took place during the popular TV show “Stisni plej”. Meri Popova, the head of delegation for FYR Macedonia, said that they didn’t want to unveil everything on the day of the song’s presentation, so they ran a number of polls regarding what language Tijana should sing in.
English won the day, which makes sense considering the small number of countries from the Balkans actually participating in this year’s edition. You gotta play to your audience, y’all.
The official video should be up by the end of March. But between now and then, you can fill your time by watching this amazing interview Tijana did with our pal Russell. Clearly at ease with herself, Tijana calls herself a MILF, discusses the catfight she had with her sister over “To the Sky”, and works out those vocal chords. Douze points for all that personality, Tijana!
Are you going #tothesky with Tijana this year? Do you think she’s sexy in those glasses? Comment below!
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