Antonia Gigovska has been named as one of the backing vocalists for Tamara Todevska at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Antonia Gigovska will be one of the backing singers travelling to Tel Aviv, to perform with Tamara Todevska. The singer who is currently competing in Pinkove Zvezdice in Serbia, has recently started her solo career and has performed at concerts across North Macedonia.
The singer also has previous experience at the Eurovision Song Contest. Antonia Gigovska was one of the three backing singers who took to the stage with Eye Cue last year when they performed “Lost and Found”.
Who is Tamara Todevska?
Tamara Todevska has previous experience within the contest on several occasions. Previously she was a backing singer in 2004 for the late artist Tose Proeski. 10 years later she then served once more as a backing singer for her sister Tijana with her entry “To The Sky”.
Tamara was also the representative of her country in 2008 in Belgrade with “Let Me Love You” alongside Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha. The song failed to qualify for the final as they finished in 10th place in their semi final. Under the old voting system, only the top 9 in the televote were guaranteed a space in the final with a backup jury selecting the final country. In this instance they opted for Sweden to advance instead, under the current system North Macedonia would have qualified.
Source: Macedonia in Eurovision
North Macedonia has had a string of poor results in recent years failing to reach the final every year since 2012. The country debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, however, two years earlier they attempted to participate but was knocked out in the pre-qualifying round. In 2016 they were represented by Kaliopi for a second time with the song “Dona”, she missed out on the final finishing in 11th in her semi-final. North Macedonia’s best result to date is a 12th place finish in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest represented by Elena Risteska and the song “Ninanajna”.