With the song ‘Proud', Tamara Todevska will represent North Macedonia this year. Tamara is set to perform 17th in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 16 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Broadcaster MKRTV announced on 8 March that Tamara Todevska would represent North Macedonia at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Tamara has graced the Eurovision stage more than once; first as a backing singer for the late Tose Proeski in 2004, as part of the trio Tamara, Vrčak & Adrijan in 2008 and most recently as a backing singer for her sister Tijana in 2014. This will be her first participation as a solo artist.
Who is Tamara Todevska?
Tamara Todevska is one of North Macedonia's leading and best-selling female artists. Raised in a family of musicians, she first started performing at the young age of 6. Tamara's debut album Sino (Blue), with the lead single 1003, was released in 2005 to commercial and critical success throughout the region. Her second album Eden na Eden (One on One) cemented her position as one of the region's most profound artists and has produced high-charting hits such as Tesko Bez Tebe (It's Hard Without You), Tazna Ljubov, Srekna Pesna (Sad Love, Happy Song) and Brod Sto Tone (Sinking Boat).
Tamara's first solo concert in 2015 in Skopje's VIP Arena Boris Trajkovski is considered a significant breakthrough for her in the country's music scene. Tamara has won numerous awards for her timeless hits, including Best Performing Artist and Best Song.
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Tamara Todevska's song
Proud was composed by Robert Bilbilov, Lazar Cvetkovski and Darko Dimitrov, lyrics were written by Kosta Petrov and Sanja Popovska. The music video was directed by Chedo Popovski.
"I dedicate 'Proud' to my daughter and to everyone out there fighting for their dreams and believing in their greatness. On the 16th of May, we will break the rules and at least for one night in the year, we will show the world that I AM PROUD is always stronger than their YOU WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH!", Tamara said.
North Macedonia at Eurovision 2018
Last year, North Macedonia finished 18th in the first Semi-Final. Eye Cue received 24 points for their song Lost And Found.
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