Vrčak

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Vrčak
Врчак
Vrchak
Native name Раде Врчаковски
Birth name Rade Vrčakovski
Also known as Vrčak
Born (1980-11-17) November 17, 1980 (age 34)
SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Origin Macedonia
Genres Pop-rap, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Physician
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Adrian Gaxha

Rade Vrčakovski (Macedonian: Раде Врчаковски [ˈraːdɛ vr̩ˈt͡ʃakɔfski]; born November 17, 1980 in Strumica) better known by his stage name Vrčak (Врчак) is a Macedonian pop-rap performer, songwriter and physician.

He represented Macedonia[1] at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, performing the English language version of the song "Vo Ime Na Ljubovta" along with Tamara Todevska and Adrian Gaxha.

Biography[edit]

Internationally, he is known for writing the lyrics for "Ninanajna", the song with which Elena Risteska represented the Macedonia at the 2006 Eurovision song contest. Vrčak is a Medicine student at the University of Cyril and Methodius in Skopje but chose a career in music, following the footsteps of his father. Vrčak's latest album, Vo tvoeto srce, was released in 2006 and was a huge success within the Republic of Macedonia, as it was one of the biggest selling albums in the country. Singles from the album received heavy airplay on the Macedonian TV and Radio stations. The album gave him a successful musical come-back, making him one of the most popular artist in the Republic of Macedonia.

In 2001, Vrčak performed at Makfest, even though his first album, Kako Da Pobegnam Od Sè, was released in 1999. He performed with Andrijana Janevska and placed third in the competition. In 2004, he performed on Makfest once again, however, this time he had a duet with Robert Bilbilov which landed him the third spot once again, though it was not his last performance at Makfest. In 2006, his duet with Tamara Todevska earned him first place in the competition. Vrčak, along with Tamara Todevska and Adrian Gaxha, represented the Republic of Macedonia at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, after having won the Macedonian qualifier with the song "Vo Ime Na Ljubovta".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Kako Da Pobegnam Od Sè (1999)
  • Vo Tvoeto Srce (2006)
  • Na sedmo nebo (2009)

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Karolina Gočeva
with "Mojot svet"
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Tamara and Adrian)
2008
Succeeded by
Next Time
with "Nešto što kje ostane"