We’ve known that Kaliopi will sing for FYR Macedonia at Eurovision 2016 since November. A few weeks ago it was revealed that her song would be called “Dona”. And now we’re finally getting to hear the track.
The song premiered earlier this evening during a special show on MRT, the country’s public broadcaster. Once again, Kaliopi has teamed up with her ex-husband and long-time writing partner Romeo Grill.
Kaliopi is a veteran when it comes to Eurovision. She’s entered the contest twice before – first in 1996 and again in 2012. She failed to make it past the pre-qualifying round with her first attempt, but her second effort proved to be much more successful. “Crno i Belo” (Black and White) placed 13th, giving FYR Macedonia its second highest result ever.
Talking to wiwibloggs about “Dona”, Kaliopi said:
When we recorded the song “Dona” we knew that we have a special song. A great song like that usually carries important message. Dona is the essence of the song. Dona that keeps me safe. Dona that gives me strength and Dona who gave me the power to touch millions of hearts with my voice. For each of us at some time and moment in life there is – Dona. This is a great song that carries a great message.
Before the song’s reveal, MRT treated us to a montage of Kaliopi’s Eurovision 2012 interviews, including a snippet of her and Deban dancing to “Save Your Kisses For Me” at the London Eurovision Party. You can watch the full interview below.
Kaliopi interview at London Eurovision Party 2012
Kaliopi Interview Winter 2015
What do you think? Can “Dona” replicate the success of “Crno i Belo”? Let us know below.
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