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She’s back! Eurovision 2008 star Tamara Todevska will represent FYR Macedonia again at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.

In an interview at the public television, it was revealed that Tamara will fly the Macedonian flag in Tel Aviv. But she hinted at something on her instagram account minutes before…

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Tamara Todevska has a long musical career and a just as lengthy relationship with Eurovision. Back in 2008, she fronted her country’s entry together with Vrcak and Adrijan Gaxha.

While “Let Me Love You” finished tenth in the Belgrade’s contest semi-final, they didn’t make the final asthe juries gave their wildcard to Sweden’s Charlotte Perrelli instead.

Tamara, Vrcak and Adrian – “Let Me Love You” live at Eurovision 2008

That’s not the only time when Tamara has been involved with the Macedonian entry. She first appeared at Eurovision in 2004, when she did backing vocals for the late Toše Proeski with “That’s Life”. The entry placed 14th in the grand final.

Most recently, in 2014, she provided backing vocals for her sister, Tijana Dapčević. While the entry had some fan support, it failed to qualify for the final.

So Tel Aviv will be Tamara’s fourth Eurovision experience, although that could have happened five years earlier. Tamara competed in Skopje Festival 2014, where her song “Brod što tone” won the jury vote but placed second overall to Daniel Kajmakovski‘s “Lisja esenski” (aka “Autumn leaves”).

Tamara Todevska – “Brod sto tone” live at Skopje Fest 2014

Besides Eurovision, Tamara Todevska remains a popular recording artist back home. Some months ago she released her last solo single, “Doviduvanje Tago“, and just last week she dropped “Ljubov“, a collaboration with Guru Hare.

As for the song that Tamara will be singing in Tel Aviv, it won’t be revealed until a later date.

Knowing so much about an artist’s background, one could try to guess how the entry will be, but Ms Todevska has done everything at Eurovision, from power ballads to a mix of pop and hip hop or providing the backing vocals of a pop-dance entry. Anything can come from Skopje, y’all!

Do you think FYR Macedonia has made a wise choice? Will Tamara be more lucky than in her previous attempts? What do you expect from her song? Will her sister Tijana return the favour and provide her backing vocals? Will FYR Macedonia finally qualify? Tell us in the comment section below!

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esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago

they should have kept their jesc entry doma for her.

dual lipper
dual lipper
1 year ago

te sakam, luv y a

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago

This time a have great feelings about Macedonia. She can sing and Brod sto tone was staged well. What can go wrong? Yes i know a lot when its Macedonia but i hope they have changed HOD this year 🙂

William
William
1 year ago

I hope she gets her revenge. She was robbed in 2008.

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

Let me love you was on my Top 10 and should’ve qualified. I hope her new song is the same quality and she’s luckier this time.

up!
up!
1 year ago

There’s a little mistake: The title of Toše Proeski’s entry was just “Life”.
Every time that I listen to this song, I have to think of this great singer who tragically passed away far too early…

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago
Reply to  up!

Me too. I love Life, it’s such an uplifting song. But at the same time, it’s really sad listen to Tose singing about enjoy your life knowing he passed away so young.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

FYR Macedonia is now North Macedonia.

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Are you sure? There was really big riots in Greece about that i heard on the news

Martin
Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Yup, we changed the name to North Macedonia now officially. Regardsss! Hope Tamara will do good this year!

Thanos
Thanos
1 year ago

Can’t say I am happy with this choice. Eurovision has changed a lot since 2008, so a dance bop rarely works and sometimes seems dated!

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Thanos

So you dont think artists change their style? All artists do once in a while..

NickC
NickC
1 year ago

It is not about her. It is about the song and the staging. I mean they really wasted two excellent songs in the past 2 years, so…..

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Oh yes! Bash Ne Tebe is a B O P!!!! And Bros Sto Tone is beautiful! Cannot wait for North Macedonia’s song, and one big positive, SHE CAN SING LIVE!!! THANK THE GODS!

Denis
Denis
1 year ago

“Let me Love You” was a bop, still good! Messy performance though..
Could work for a second time, providing Macedonia has hired someone experienced in pulling off great staging. All of their performances are …disappointing..

AzeriChico
AzeriChico
1 year ago

I’m watching the contest since 2016 so I had to check her 2008 entry. The song is really good, but the performance looks kinda messy. I don’t like her dress. But she’s got a very beautiful voice so that’s something to look forward to. I hope that her 2019 entry will be in Macedonian. Good luck. 🙂

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago
Reply to  AzeriChico

That’s Macedonia’s problem. They always have amazing songs, but they mess up the staging basically every year

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Good choice. Nice to see a returnee as well. 🙂

Bahog Bilal Hassani
Bahog Bilal Hassani
1 year ago

Will she sing a ballad? I would like a song similar to JESC’s Doma. Also a staging like it.

Idksmth
Idksmth
1 year ago

Two returnees already known for Tel Aviv, which were really close to making the final in the years they participated in. I think she could really make it through, if given a song like Brod Što Tone. I felt like Let me love you was great and I love the song, but something slow-tempo would be better for her. AND PLEASE MACEDONIA DON’T F*CK UP THE STAGING, AGAIN. YOU WERE ON THE RIGHT TRACK IN JESC 2018, BUT WERE ROBBED, SO DON’T GIVE UP AND KEEP GOING.

OohHoney
OohHoney
1 year ago

They better give her a song like Brod Sto Tone. She would have done Macedonia so proud of she made it to Eurovision that year.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 year ago

Re the country’s name change to North Macedonia. We’re going to wait until the EBU switch to the new name before we start using it in relation to Eurovision. 🙂

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

In that case you might also want to call the Netherlands ‘The Netherlands’, cause right now you have it listed as just ‘Netherlands’.

chup
chup
1 year ago

(officially from 2 hours ago)
*North Macedonia

Btw there’s now even a meme song about it, well known everywhere in Greece xD
P.S. f nationalism

Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

Omg I bought her CD when I visited Macedonia two years ago, TALENT!

Circle of Bibles
Circle of Bibles
1 year ago

Wow! I was expecting Antonia Gigovska since she was all but set to go last year, but this is good news too! Love her voice

mad-professor
mad-professor
1 year ago

Slight correction: Autumn Leaves was 2015.

Looking forward to the entry – Macedonia always bring quality!

Escfan
Escfan
1 year ago
Reply to  mad-professor

No the NF that autumn leaves won was in late 2014 so it was 2014

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Escfan

Yep, it was Skopje Festival 2014, which selected FYR Macedonia’s song for Eurovision 2015.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Also: Brod shto tone would have done MUCH MUCH better than Autumn leaves. That was a class act.

Nikko
Nikko
1 year ago

Great news!! Always wanted to have her alone.

Will EBU show Macedonia as ‘North Macedonia’ or do they keep it “FYR Macedonia” like they did with Czechia?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 year ago
Reply to  Nikko

I will be honest, while it is going to take some getting used to, I actually like North Macedonia better because it is long overdue for a name change for Macedonia. Saying former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia is a real mouthful and it’s been almost thirty years since Macedonia broke away from Yugoslavia so it’s time.

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

im 100% sure greeks will write on the macedonian song even if they changed name to northern Greece. We will see. Greeks like to fight

Navi
Navi
1 year ago

Great choice! She’s a good singer. Will we see North Macedonia with this name in Tel Aviv?

dual lipper
dual lipper
1 year ago
Reply to  Navi

yes Northern Macedonia in Western Israel

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Great choice. 🙂 Give em hell, Tamara! “Let Me Love You” is one of my all time favorite Eurovision songs, even more the original Macedonian version. Unbelievable how those tasteless juries STOLE her spot in the final and gave it to that robot. Tamara has the potential to deliver something truly great, if she gets a good song from her usual songwriters and does NOT (!!!) take example of her sister’s poor showing of 2014, which I realize she was part of, but oh well. I think she was also a backing vocalist for Tose Proeski in 2004.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

She has a good voice and I believe that she’s capable of making Macedonia finally qualify. I just hope she won’t be another victim of bad staging – they have a lot of time, they can figure it out.

eurovision6
eurovision6
1 year ago

Could be really good

josh
josh
1 year ago

I hope she sings in Macedonian

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Technically she would’ve qualified thanks to the televote. Let’s hope she does it for real this time! I think she’s a good choice.

Zuzu
Zuzu
1 year ago

Good luck!!! I hope she gets a better song this year.
I wonder, since the name of the country just changed, will they change it in eurovision too?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Zuzu

I don’t expect so since the juridical details about the name change might take quite some time until after eurovision.

Zuzu
Zuzu
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

I just hope they get used to actually using the full name “North Macedonia” as a minimum form of respect to us Greeks (btw nationalists got preeety angry today :p )

Tim
Tim
1 year ago
Reply to  Zuzu

Nah, they don’t owe you anything. If anything, this 27-year dispute has made Greece look petty as hell.

Zuzu
Zuzu
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

Well that was salty :p If they tried to claim your history, you should do nothing and just accept it. That’s not the case with Greeks. And people who don’t live in any of these two countries, expressing opinions like they really knew what was going on, makes me cringe actually.

Isa
Isa
1 year ago
Reply to  Zuzu

Respect? Don’t be ridiculous… all this silliness just because of a name is just an example of why the world is in such a messy state. Too many human egos acting in a primitive manner…

Henry
Henry
1 year ago

Exciting! Hopefully Andrea from 2009, Andras frol 2014, Mørland from 2015 and Sandra from 2009 all show up in Tel Aviv

zup
zup
1 year ago

This is pretty exciting. This time around, please just…chill a bit with the staging.