Tamara Todevska

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Tamara Todevska
Тамара Тодевска
Tamara performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv
Tamara performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv
Background information
Born (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 35)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2003–present
Associated acts

Tamara Todevska (Macedonian: Тамара Тодевска, pronounced [ˈtamara ˈtɔdɛvska] (About this soundlisten), born 1 June 1985), also known mononymously as Tamara, is a Macedonian singer, songwriter and recording artist.

Tamara began her music career in 2003 following the release of her debut studio album Sino. She has won on various music competitions throughout her career such as MAKFest in 2006 and Skopje Fest in 2007.

She has represented the Republic of North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions; in 2008, whereas she failed to qualify for the finals, 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.[1][2]

Todevska is the younger sister of Macedonian-Serbian singer Tijana Dapčević, and they have collaborated several times.

Life[edit]

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. On 27 June 2015, Tamara married former basketball player Aleksandar Dimitrovski.[3] They have one daughter named Hana and one son Daren.[4]

Career[edit]

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 Budva, 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).[5] 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.

Tamara was successful during the Macedonian Eurovision selection. She gained 105 points, placing second with the song "Kazi Koj Si Ti" ("Tell Me Who You Are")[citation needed].

In February 2008, Tamara won the Skopje Fest 2008 with the composition "Vo ime na ljubovta" featuring Rade Vrchakovski and Adrian Gaxha.[6] 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”.[7] 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.

In December 2019, Tamara participated in the 21st edition of Kënga Magjike with the song "Monsters" and finished fifth overall.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Compilations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belgrade 2008 Participants: Tamara, Vrčak & Adrijan". eurovision.tv. eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Tel Aviv 2019 Participants: Tamara Todevska". eurovision.tv. eurovision.tv. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Тамара Тодевска стана мајка".
  5. ^ "Сино - Тамара Тодевска". www.muzichkiregistar.com (in Macedonian). Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  6. ^ "FYR Macedonia: Tamara, Vrcak & Adrian win - Eurovision Song Contest Tel Aviv 2019". www.eurovision.tv.
  7. ^ Gligorov, Miki (25 January 2019). "Tamara Todevska is announced as North Macedonia's Eurovision 2019 representative". escxtra.com. ESCXtra. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  8. ^ Video on YouTube
  9. ^ Video on YouTube
  10. ^ Video on YouTube

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Karolina Gočeva
with "Mojot svet"
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Vrčak and Adrian)
2008
Succeeded by
Next Time
with "Nešto što kje ostane"
Preceded by
Eye Cue
with "Lost and Found"
North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2019
Succeeded by
Vasil Garvanliev
with "You"