Vo Ime Na Ljubovta

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"Vo Ime Na Ljubovta
Во име на љубовта
Let Me Love You"
Single by Tamara Todevska , Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha
from the album Na sedmo nebo
Released 23 February 2008
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Length 2:45
Writer(s) Rade Vrčakovski
Producer(s) Rade Vrčakovski , Valentino Skenderovski and Robert Bilbilov
Tamara Todevska singles chronology
"Smešno Zar Ne"
(2007)
"Vo Ime Na Ljubovta"
(2008)
"Dajem Ti Sve"
(2008)
Vrčak singles chronology
"Nedopirliva"
(2007)
"Vo Ime Na Ljubovta"
(2008)
"Toksična"
(2008)
Adrian Gaxha singles chronology
"Nedopirliva"
(2007)
"Vo Ime Na Ljubovta"
(2008)
"Toksična"
(2008)
Republic of Macedonia "Let Me Love You"
Tamara Todevska - ESC 2008.jpg
Tamara, Vrčak & Adrian performing "Let Me Love You" for Republic of Macedonia
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Country Republic of Macedonia
Artist(s) Tamara Todevska,
Rade Vrčakovski,
Adrian Gaxha
As Tamara, Vrčak & Adrian
Language English
Composer(s) Rade Vrčakovski,
Kire Kostov
Lyricist(s) Rade Vrčakovski
Finals performance
Semi-final result 10th
Semi-final points 64
Appearance chronology
◄ "Mojot svet" (2007)   
"Nešto što kje ostane" (2009) ►

"Vo Ime Na Ljubovta" (Macedonian: "Во Име На Љубовта"; translated "In the Name of Love"), is a song by Tamara Todevska, Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha. The trio competed with the song at Skopje Fest 2008. The song won, having been awarded the most televotes by the general public and the 7-member expert jury. The English language version ("Let Me Love You") represented Republic of Macedonia [1] at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia, on 22 May 2008. It was performed at number eighteen (a position the performers selected), following Evdokia Kadi's "Femme Fatale" and preceding Vânia Fernandes' "Senhora do mar (Negras águas)"[2] but did not acquire enough points to proceed to the final stage of the competition. It was voted the 10th qualifier by the televote, but the juries chose Sweden to pass.

The song was also released in Russian (entitled "Во Имя Любви", Vo Imya Lyubvi), Serbian (entitled "Тебе Волим", Tebe Volim), Turkish (entitled "Yoksun") and Albanian (entitled "Dashuri Mistike"). All versions of the song have alternate music videos. At the Contest, the three of them will perform the song with choreographed dancing being displayed behind them. The choreography will be arranged by Adrian, who was assisted by a famous German choreographer.[3]

Background[edit]

The song was composed and written by Vrčak, who has had previous Eurovision Song Contest experience, having written the lyrics of the Macedonian entry in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, "Ninanajna". Tamara, too, has previous Eurovision experience, having contributed backing vocals to the Toše Proeski song, "Life", at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. She also placed second at the 2007 Skopje Fest with the song, "Kaži Koj Si Ti", losing to Karolina Gočeva, who went on to represent Republic of Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. Adrian Gaxha was a runner-up in the 2006 Macedonian Eurovision qualifier, having performed the song "Ljubov E" with Esma Redžepova. Vrčak, Tamara and Adrian have also taken some promotional photos of their Macedonian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Lyrics[edit]

"Vo ime na ljubovta" is an R&B-style song with several hip hop verses. Tamara sings about the person she loves, explaining that "without you every second is killing me slowly". She sings that "I don't know where you are [and] I'm waiting for you to come and save me". The song did not sound as it was supposed to in the Skopje Fest 2008 final as the sound of the backing track was not heard in the hall, as well in the TV broadcast. Apparently, the organisers of Skopje Fest, along with MKTV, explained that there were some technical difficulties.[4] Regardless, the song went on to win the contest.

Music video[edit]

Six music videos have been released for each version of the song. Though quite similar, the music videos feature the artists singing in the respective language. Director of the videos was Dejan Milicevic. Location where the videos were filmed is the first private university in Republic of Macedonia FON in Skopje. There are daily and nightly scenes in the university's outdoor and indoor. The video features a lot of young people that are dancing around the artists. In one of the scenes Vrčak & Adrian are on motorbike with beautiful girls behind them. In the end of the video Tamara, Vrčak & Adrian are leaving the university dressed in student uniforms.

Track listings[edit]

  1. Vo Ime Na Ljubovta (Macedonian version)
  2. Let Me Love You (English version)
  3. Yoksun (Turkish version)
  4. Tebe Volim (Serbian version)
  5. Vo Imya Lyubvi (Russian version)
  6. Dashuri Mistike (Albanian version)
  7. Vo Ime Na Ljubovta (karaoke)
  8. Let Me Love You (karaoke)

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External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Mojot Svet" by Karolina Goceva
Macedonian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
2008
Succeeded by
"Nešto što kje ostane" by Next Time