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Eurovision 2016: Spotlight on Kaliopi (FYR Macedonia)


KaliopiFYR Macedonia – The last time FYR Macedonia reached the Grand Final was in 2012 with Kaliopi who the country has chosen again to represent them in the hope she will return the country to the Saturday Show. She will be singing her song “Dona” in Semi Final Two

Song: Dona”
Music By: Romeo Grill
Lyrics By: Kaliopi

About Kaliopi:
Born in Ohrid, Macedonia, 49 year old Kaliopi Bukle is one of this years oldest contestants. She has been singing since 1976 when she was only 10 years old. She won the Zlatno Slavejče music festival in that year and went to music schools most of her childhood.
In 1984 Kaliopi formed a band with Romeo Grill which was named after the singer herself and they enjoyed a successful stint playing musical festivals but disbanded shortly after Yugoslavia dissolved in 1989. Despite splitting, the pair have kept on contributing musically together with Grill composing the music for most of her songs including her 2016 Eurovision Song.
In 1996 as a solo singer, Kaliopi took part in Skopje Fest and won however at the time an un-televised pre-selection took place to determine who would move onto the main Eurovision Show and Kaliopi failed to qualify from that. She went on to make two more Eurovision attempts in 1998 and 2002 but failed to win Skopje Fest on both counts. In 2012 she was finally selected internally to represent the country in Baku where she reached 13th place with her song “Crno I Belo”
Kaliopi has six solo albums under her belt including two as part of the band Kaliopi.

Kaliopi

Kaliopi was internally selected by the Macedonian Broadcaster MKRTV with her song “Dona”. The country has not made the final since Kaliopi’s 2012 participation. Can Kaliopi make the final again with this song? The bookies don’t seem to think so as they currently have her at 250/1 to win.

Lyrics:
(Taken from Eurovision.tv)

Od site malečki nešta
ova najmnogu vredi
Od site golemi misli
od cel moj svet
I koga nazad se vrtam
ti si stalno tuka
kako skriena senka
tivok božji cvet

Za sé što ti si mi dala
od srce ti fala
za seto minato vreme

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Dona gledaj me
i nasmej se
za mene
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
moja sila, svetlost, sjaj
me praviš silna znaj, o Dona
veruvaj
vo mene veruvaj

Od site malečki nešta
ova najmnogu vredi
Od site golemi misli
od cel moj svet
Znam komu pripagjam
i kade toa radost me čeka
Odam do oblaci mali
na biserni skali

Za sé što ti si mi dala
od srce ti fala
za seto minato vreme

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Dona gledaj me
i nasmej se
za mene
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
moja sila, svetlost, sjaj
me praviš silna znaj, o Dona
veruvaj
vo mene veruvaj

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
vo mene veruvaj

Kaliopi on Social Media:
Facebook: Kaliopi
Twitter: @Kaliopi_KMP
Instagram: @kaliopibukle
Website: http://www.kaliopi.com.mk/

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23 comments on “Eurovision 2016: Spotlight on Kaliopi (FYR Macedonia)

  1. Kalliopi is always reliable in bringing a stunning live performance on stage. That would help the song climb up my list a few places. All in all I was expecting much more.
    I wouldn’t rule out a Q for her.
    Good luck!

  2. Such a fantastic lady…I want her qualify
    Liked “crno I belo” more than “dona” though

  3. Kaliopi is a very strong live performer but i never really warmed up to this song.”Crno i belo” was much better.However,she could qualify from the second semi.

  4. Kaliopi is a stunning artist and a very impressive singer that will make this dated song that is well below her shine. I already miss “Crno i Belo” but I cannot rule out a qualification given that she will definately provide a great performance.

    Good luck !

  5. Ohrid is one of the most beautiful towns in Europe and Kaliopi is among the continent’s best live vocalists. Good luck!
    P. S. I like the nostalgic charm of “Dona”. :-)

  6. One of my favourite entries this year, hope she qualifies, although I would predict that she probably won’t.
    Also agree with most people here that her 2012 song was much better.

  7. Last tv performance before esc for Douwe Bob:
    http://dewerelddraaitdoor.vara.nl/media/356561

  8. She seriously looks so good. I would never guess she was almost 50.

  9. i like this a lot. Old fashioned in most charming way. It’s a beautiful song from San Remo of decadentdecadent ago.
    Kaliopi is fantastic. Shame the production kind of sucks.
    Kaliop will show the pop princess the true meaning of live. It will qualify.
    Besides, being old fashioned in ESC is not a crime. Just remember what happened in televoting last year.

  10. Not a fan but I believe it’s either her or the Danish boyband for the last ticket.
    Good luck!

  11. Talent and class.

  12. I dont like her as an artist, I dont like her esc songs and not really fan of her performances. Just not for me I guess, but her 2012 entry was fine in its odd genre. The 2016 one is close to horrible, and definitely dated.

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