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…
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!