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…