Tamara Todevska is back! FYR Macedonia has chosen the singer to jet off to Tel Aviv in May to represent them at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
The singer is no stranger to Eurovision having performed in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest alongside Rade Vrchakovski and Adrian Gaxha. They only just missed out on reaching the final after finishing in tenth place in their semi-final, losing out when the juries wildcard went to Charlotte Perrelli from Sweden.
As well as this, Tamara has also provided backing vocals for the late Toše Proeski’s performance of “Life” in 2004 and Tijana Dapcevic’s performance of “To The Sky” in 2014.
We have yet to hear the song Tamara will be performing at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. This will be released at a later date.
You can watch Tamara perform “Let Me Love You” with Rade and Adrian at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest below:
FYR Macedonia first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996, but have not fared well at the contest over the years. They have never finished in the top ten and have only made it through to the grand final once since 2007. The country will be hoping Tamara can change their fortunes and take them to the top of the leaderboard in Tel Aviv.
To do so, she will need to beat the other 41 countries and their representatives. Announced so far are Srbuk for Armenia, Tamta for Cyprus, Jonida Maliqi for Albania, Eliot for Belgium, Miki for Spain, Serhat for San Marino and Duncan Laurence for The Netherlands. The other countries are expected to reveal their acts in the forthcoming months.
The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted at the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel after Netta won last year with the song “Toy”. The two Semi-Finals will take place on 14 May and 16 May with the Grand Final taking place on 18 May. A total of 42 countries will compete in the contest.