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Kaliopi

This year, F.Y.R. Macedonia will be represented by one of the nation’s biggest pop and rock stars, Kaliopi. The singer is also one of the most popular artists in the Balkans, known for her wonderful singing voice, with a rich timbre, and for her original interpretation. As an author of huge hits, Kaliopi set high standards and left a lasting stamp on F.Y.R. Macedonian and Balkan music.

Her first success and popularity in the countries of former Yugoslavia came with band Kaliopi founded by Romeo Grill. In 1999 Kaliopi started her solo career and since then she issued many albums, singles, received many awards and recognitions.

At the invitation of the MKRTV, Kaliopi represented F.Y.R. Macedonia at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest where she brought her country back to the Grand Final with the song Crno i belo after several years. Kaliopi and Romeo Grill’s collaboration continued following the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and yielded a new album Melem and three singles in 2013.  

Things you should know about Kaliopi

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry? 

- I made my decision to come back on stage of the Eurovision Song Contest after many requests from Eurovision fans!

- My entry Dona, because of that song I know I made a good decision to come back.

- 2016 is a leap year as 2012 was, when I performed in the Eurovision Song Contest with Crno i belo!

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

Perservance, persistance, courage.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage? 

I say a prayer and thank God who gave me the power to enter the stage and share my joy with everyone!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contestost important for you? 

Things that inspire me are most important for me…

Lyrics of Dona

DONA

Od site malečki nešta
ova najmnogu vredi
Od site golemi misli
od cel moj svet
I koga nazad se vrtam
ti si stalno tuka
kako skriena senka
tivok božji cvet

Za sé što ti si mi dala
od srce ti fala
za seto minato vreme

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Dona gledaj me
i nasmej se
za mene
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
moja sila, svetlost, sjaj
me praviš silna znaj, o Dona
veruvaj
vo mene veruvaj

Od site malečki nešta
ova najmnogu vredi
Od site golemi misli
od cel moj svet
Znam komu pripagjam
i kade toa radost me čeka
Odam do oblaci mali
na biserni skali

Za sé što ti si mi dala
od srce ti fala
za seto minato vreme

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Dona gledaj me
i nasmej se
za mene
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
moja sila, svetlost, sjaj
me praviš silna znaj, o Dona
veruvaj
vo mene veruvaj

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
vo mene veruvaj
From all the small things
this one is the most worthy
from all the great thoughts
from my entire world.
And when I turn back
you are always there
as a hidden shadow
silent God`s flower.

For all the things that you gave me
from my heart I thank you
for the entire passed time

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Look at me
and smile
for me
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
my force, light, glow
you make me strong, you know, o Dona,
believe
Believe in me

From all the small things
this is the most worthy
from all the great thoughts
from my entire world
I know whom I belong to
and where joy awaits me
on small clouds I walk
on pearl stairs

For all the things that you gave me
from my heart I thank you
for the entire passed time

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Look at me
and smile
for me
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
my force, light, glow
you make me strong, you know, o Dona,
believe
Believe in me

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
believe in me.