Tijana Dapčević

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Tijana Dapčević
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Tijana Dapčević (2014)
Background information
Native name Тијана Тодевска Дапчевиќ
Birth name Tijana Todevska
Born (1976-02-03) 3 February 1976 (age 41)
Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Origin Macedonia
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocal, cello
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Esma and Lozano
Website tijanadapcevic.info

Tijana Dapčević (Macedonian: Тијана Дапчевиќ, Serbian: Тијана Дапчевић, Serbian pronunciation: [tǐjana dâptʃeʋitɕ], née Todevska, born 3 February 1976) also known as simply Tijana, is a Macedonian pop singer performing mainly in Serbia. She speaks Macedonian, Serbian, English, and Italian.

Early life[edit]

Tijana Todevska (Тијана Тодевска) was born in Skopje, at the time part of SFR Yugoslavia, to a Macedonian father Velko Todevski, a music teacher, and Serbian mother Biljana, an opera singer. Her parents studied in Sarajevo, where they met. She has a younger sister Tamara, and is married to Milan Dapčević, a Serbian businessman.

Career[edit]

One of her hit songs is Sve je isto, samo njega nema ("Everything is the same, only he is not here"), he being former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito. The track has parts of the song in all of the former Yugoslavia's languages; Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Slovene, and Macedonian.

She won the "Sunčane skale" festival in Herceg Novi in 2002 with the song Negativ composed by Darko Dimitrov, included on her second studio album with the same title. She has also won first place on the "Serbian Radio Festival-Feras" in 2006 with the song Julijana.

At the 2006 Evropesma ("Eurosong", Serbia and Montenegro's Eurovision candidate), Tijana was placed in 8th place receiving 27 points with the song Greh ("Sin"). The song was included on her next album Žute minute, which was released in the summer of 2007.

Tijana Dapčević presenting herself, 2014.

On 28 August 2013, Tijana Dapčević was selected by Macedonian Radio Television to represent Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark.[1] Dapčević competed in the second semi-final of the competition on 8 May 2014 with the song "To the Sky".[2] Dapčević placed 13th in the 2nd semi-final with 33 points and did not progress to the final. Tijana's younger sister Tamara Todevska has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 2008 and was a backing vocalist for Tijana in 2014.[3]

Some of her songs have been covered in other languages, such as Sve je isto samo njega nema into Polish Natasza Urbańska's Mała (2009) and Pogrešan čovek into Croatian Lidija Bačić's Krivi čovjek (2014).

Discography[edit]

  • Kao da... (2001)
  • Negativ (2002)
  • Zemlja mojih snova (2004)
  • Žuta minuta (2007)
  • Muzika (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jiandani, Sanjay (28 August 2013). "FYR Macedonia: Tijana Dapcevic selected for Eurovision 2014". ESCToday. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Omelyanchuk, Olena (22 February 2014). "F.Y.R. Macedonia: Tijana goes to the sky". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  3. ^ http://wiwibloggs.com/2014/04/11/tijana-macedonia-interview/46026/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Croatia Ivana Banfić
Sunčane Skale winner
2002
Succeeded by
Serbia and Montenegro Bojan Marović
Preceded by
Serbia and Montenegro Marija Šerifović
Music Festival Budva winner
2005
Succeeded by
Serbia Incanto
Preceded by
N/A
Plesom do snova winner
Season 1 (2007 with Vojislav Kaluđerović)
Succeeded by
Ognjen Amidžić & Dragana Krdu
Preceded by
Vlatko Lozanoski & Esma Redžepova
with "Pred da se razdeni"
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2014
Succeeded by
Daniel Kajmakoski
with "Lisja esenski"