Daniel Kajmakoski, this year’s representative from F.Y.R. Macedonia recorded his cover version of Džuli which Daniel Popović performed in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. The singer dedicated this song to his lovely mother who is a truly Eurovision fan. Daniel Kajmakoski also sings it to all his fans!
"His name will be Daniel, and he will be a singer", said Daniel Kajmakoski’s mother when she held her second son in her arms for the first time. Ruzica Kajmakoska called her son after Daniel Popović who represented Yugoslavia in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. She was and is a big fan of Daniel Popović and the whole Eurovision Song Contest.
Dreams of Daniel Kajmakoski’s mother came true: Her son became a singer, and this year he will represent F.Y.R. Macedonia in Europe’s biggest TV show. Bonded to Eurovision through his name, Daniel Kajmakoski says thank you to his mother with his cover version of Džuli (Julie).
This cover version was recorded in one of the MRT studios by Storyteller production in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. In the video, the singer is accompanied by the dancers from the dancing school KaDance. And the old-fashioned video format 4:3 was chosen with the purpose to easily bring the fans back to the Eurovision history.
Daniel Popović in Eurovision
Daniel (Danijel) Popović represented Yugoslavia in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. On stage in Munich, the singer performed his entry Džuli that he composed by himself. The artist reached the respectable fourth place and thus equaled at that time the best ever Yugoslav placing with Lola Novaković (1962) in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Džuli was also a huge hit in Yugoslavia. The album sold 717,166 copies while the single sold further 80,883 and brough Daniel Popović a big success.