Three backing vocalists will join Tamara Todevska on stage in Tel Aviv.
In an interview with Nezavisen vesnik, North Macedonia’s Eurovision entrant Tamara Todevska revealed that preparations for the contest are well underway. We have previously reported that Antonia Gigovska, one of three backing singers for the country at the 2018 contest, will return to the stage. Tamara has revealed that Aleksandra Janeva and Vasil Garvanliev will also provide backing vocals, Aleksandar Noshpal will be in charge of styling, and there is a Swedish team taking care of the staging.
Tamara has stated:
“It’s really a great honor. With over 150 million viewers around the world, “Eurovision” is the most watched television show in the world and our chance to show the world what we know and what we can.”
“I am happy to have an excellent team beside myself. Thanks to them and their dedication, this year my main task is to sing the song as best I can, and of course, I will do it”.
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.
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”.