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|Born||1 June 1985|
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Tamara Todevska (Macedonian: Тамара Тодевска [ˈtamara ˈtɔdɛfska] (listen), born 1 June 1985), sometimes known simply as Tamara, is a North Macedonian singer. Todevska began her music career in 2003, afterwards releasing her debut studio album Sino (2005). She has represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions; in 2008, she failed to qualify from the semi-final, performing the song "Let Me Love You" with Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha, and in 2019, she placed first in jury votes, twelfth in televoting, and seventh overall in the final with the song "Proud", earning the country their best result in the contest ever.
Tamara Todevska was born in Skopje. She was raised in a musical family. Her father, Velko Todevski, is a Macedonian professor in a music school and her mom, Branka Todevska, is a Bosnian Serb opera singer. Tamara's mom influenced her deep, operatic vocal style.
Her older sister is Tijana Dapčević.
Her first official song is a duet with her sister Tijana called "Igra luda" (Crazy game), released in 1997. Her music career broke through in 2003 when she sang "1003" at the Montenegrin festival Sunčane skale, where she placed 2nd.
In 2005, her first album was realized under the title Sino (English translation "Blue"). The music producer and composer of this album is Aleksandar Masevski with whom had Tamara cooperated since 2004. The album won Album of the year (2005). Hits from that album are: "Sino", "Molci, molci" (ft. Ronin), "A, shto ako?", "Ljubovna prikazna" (ft. Ugro), "Najverni prijateli", "Ljubi, ljubi" (duet with Tuna), "Shetaj" etc.
Nacionalen Eurosong 2007
Skopje Fest 2008
In February 2008, Tamara won the Skopje Fest 2008 with the composition "Vo ime na ljubovta" featuring Rade Vrchakovski and Adrian Gaxha. The song was a hit in the Balkans, and was predicted to do well in the ESC 2008. The song was sung in six languages (Macedonian, English, Serbian, Turkish, Russian and Albanian) and the quality video was made by Dejan Milicevic. In the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 they set in the second semifinal on the number 18. They sang the English version of "Vo ime na ljubovta" called "Let me love you" and reached 10th place in the semifinal. With the decision of the jury they failed to qualify.
Todevska represented North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv with the song “Proud”. In the final, she finished in seventh place with 305 points and won the international jury vote. This is North Macedonia’s best result at the contest.
- 1997 "Igra luda" (feat. Tijana Dapčević - Skopje Fest)
- 2002 "Dali znam"
- 2002 "Koga bi mozela" (feat. Branka Todevska - Ohrid Fest)
- 2003 "1003" (Suncane Skale)
- 2004 "Sex"
- 2004 "Sino"
- 2004 "Molci molci" (ft. Ronin) - cover of Nina Spirova's song - Kirilico Ispeana (2009)
- 2005 "Najverni Prijateli"
- 2005 "Ljubi, ljubi" (duet with Tuna)
- 2005 "Šetaj"
- 2005 "A, što ako?"
- 2005 "Ljubovna prikazna" (ft. Ugro)
- 2006 "Losa Devojka"
- 2006 "Sedmo Nebo" (feat. Vrčak - winner of MakFest)
- 2007 "Kaži Koj Si Ti" (runner up of Nacionalen Evrosong)
- 2007 "Luda" (feat. DNK, Vrčak)
- 2007 "Za Makedonija" (feat. Toni Zen - Makedonija Naviva)
- 2007 "Smešhno zar ne" (MakFest)
- 2008 "Vo ime na ljubovta/Let me love you/Tebe volim/Yoksun/Vo imja ljobovi/Dashuri Mistike" (feat. Vrčak & Adrian Gaxha, Skopje Fest winner, Macedonian entry for Eurovision Song Contest)
- 2008 "So maki sum se rodila" (old Macedonian folklore song sung by Tamara in techno version  - Makedonija Zasekogaš)
- 2008 "Dajem Ti Sve" (Budva Fest)
- 2009 "Usne ko krv" (Serbian Radio-Festival)
- 2009 "Una magia Pandev" (feat. Toni Zen)
- 2009 "Šarena Pesma" (Budva Fest)
- 2009 "Davam Jas Se" (Dajem Ti Sve - Macedonian cover)
- 2019 "Proud" (North Macedonian entry for Eurovision Song Contest)
- 2007 Makedonija Naviva
- 2008 Makedonija Zasekogaš
- 2009 Kirilico Ispeana
- "FYR Macedonia: Tamara, Vrcak & Adrian win - Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019". www.eurovision.tv.
- Gligorov, Miki (25 January 2019). "Tamara Todevska is announced as North Macedonia's Eurovision 2019 representative". escxtra.com. ESCXtra. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
- "Тамара Тодевска стана мајка".
- Video on YouTube
- Video on YouTube
- Video on YouTube
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|Awards and achievements|
with "Mojot svet"
| Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Vrčak and Adrian)
with "Nešto što kje ostane"
with "Lost and Found"
| North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest