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Jana Burceska will “Dance Alone” in Kyiv

Young singer Jana Burceska will represent Macedonia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Dance Alone”.

The video story for Dance Alone was developed and directed by Sergey Zhelezko, a young and talented Russian director currently working for Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia.
“Dance Alone” was written and produced by Joacim Perrson, Alex Omar, Florence A. and Bobi-Leon Milanov. who belong to the group Symphonix International, a well-known trademark brand, consisting of composers, songwriters and music producers.

-We have received more than 200 songs among which great number of impressive music works. Yet, Dance Alone stuck in our mind from the very beginning, since we started the open call in November 2016. We felt it was the right song for Jana, expressing her emotions and temperament in the right way – said Meri Popova, Head of Delegation.

Macedonian broadcaster MKRTV opted, Jana, for an internal selection. After Jana was selected to represent Macedonia she said:

“I would like to infinitely thank the National Broadcaster for investing their trust and choosing me to represent our country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. I am grateful and really appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given, but am also aware of the responsibilities I must bear. My heart skipped a beat when I was told the good news and I have kept on smiling ever since”.

Macedonian team announced that they will work with choreographer Ambra Succi who will be the artistic director of Jana’s stage performance in Kyiv. Ambra has been featured in numerous television shows including the Eurovision Song Contest as a choreographer for Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2016) and the winning song in 2012, Euphoria performed by Loreen.

Jana is a talented singer, she took part in the first season of Macedonian Idol in 2011 where she placed fifth. One of the judges of the show was Macedonian diva Kaliopi, who represented Macedonia in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest . jana in 2011 she took on the role of UNICEF ambassador where she campaigned against violence in schools.

Jana debuted in Skopje Fest back in 2012 with the song “Bi bila tvoja”. She has collaborated with various established artists in her home country including her Idol colleague Miki Sekulovski and the popular band Mizar.


Tose Proeski has made one of best George Michael covers

Valentina Gjorgievska Pargo

On December 30, 2016, australian online magazine,, published a story about the best and worst George Michael covers. Macedonian singer, Tose Proeski made one of the best covers, Jesus to a Child (others : Michael Buble — Kissing a Fool, Mariah Carey — One More Try, Tori Amos — Father Figure, Carrie Underwood — Praying For Time, Fernanda Takai e Samuel Rosa — Pra Curar Essa Dor (Heal the Pain), J oan Baez — Hand to Mouth…).

Magazine, express the oppinion about Toshe- YOUNG Macedonian singer Toše Proeski, who passed away in 2007, recorded this, which is one of George Michael’s most beautiful songs. His voice does it justice.

Tose Proeski (1981-2007) was superstar and the most popular singer in ex Yougoslavia. He started singing during his child hood. To improve his singing, Proeski took classes in New York from maestro William Riley, who was also coach to famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti. When he returned, Proeski held humanitarian concerts throughout Macedonia and Balkan. In 2004, Proeski was representing Macedonia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, Turkey, and in February, he performed eight songs, where a jury, televoting, and his own opinion chose the song. The song “Angel Si Ti” (“You’re an Angel”) was chosen by all three. In April, Proeski released his album “Dan Za Nas” (“A Day For Us”), which featured the eight songs from the Eurovision selection in Macedonian.

In May, Proeski finished 14th with the song “Life”, which was the English version of “Angel Si Ti”. Prior to the contest he was popularised by reporters due to his tremendous opera singing ability, at his press conferences.

All eight songs were recorded in English, but only the winning song of the national final, “Life,” was released. DuringTHE TV national final show, after each song was performed, a clip of the song was played in English to show viewers how it would sound if that song won the contest and was performed in English at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 final.

He was awarded with the Mother Theresa Humanitarian Award and in 2003 he became a RegionalUNICEF Ambassador. In 2004 Proeski was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and recorded the song “This World” which became the UNICEF anthem. He passed away 16th of october 2007.


Magdalena won two awards in Latvia



With the performance of the song “Molitva” (“Prayer”), and with the interpretation of the hit “I have nothing” by Whitney Houston, the young and talented Magdalena Aleksovska recently from the festival “Riga Symphony”- Latvia, returned with two awards. In fact, she won first award of the audience and the third of the jury.

In august on the “Lake Pearls” in Struga she took third place, in september in Varna, Bulgaria on the festival “Art Stars ” – she took first place, and on the “Asterix” in Prilep, Macedonia Grand Prix.

Magdalena Aleksovska , together with Ivana Petkovska, represented  Macedonia at the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia, Bulgaria with the song “Pletenka”.

Valentina Gjorgievska Pargo



All about Esma Redzepova Teodosievska…

esma-11Esma Redzepova Teodosievska, the Macedonian singer who was acclaimed for decades as the greatest female voice in Gypsy music, died on Sunday in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. The cause was pneumonia.  She was 73.

In a duet with the pop singer Vlatko Lozanoski –  Lozano, she represented Macedonia on 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Ms. Redzepova was born on Aug. 8, 1943, in Skopje, as the youngest of six children. Her father, was a singer and drummer, performed at weddings, and her family encouraged her to learn Romani music. In 1956 she won a music contest on Radio Skopje.  One listener was Stevo Teodosievski, composer and accordionist, who went on to become her mentor, manager, bandleader and, in 1968, her husband.

Mr. Teodosievski bring her to Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia, where she studied for two years at the Academy of Music and then joined his ensemble. She promised her father she would not sing at bars or restaurants. She made her first album with the Ansambl Teodosievski in 1961, including “Chaje Shukarije,” which she had written when she was 9 years old.

Ms. Redzepova sang in more than 10 languages and recorded more than 500 songs. She was a pioneer in bringing wider recognition and respect to Romani music.  In 2006, one of her first and most widely beloved songs, “Chaje Shukarije” (“Beautiful Girl”), was heard behind the opening credits of Sacha Baron Cohen’s hit movie comedy “Borat”- although that placement deeply displeased her.

She was also a humanitarian and cultural activist, she raised 48 foster children, who studied music at a school she founded with her husband. Some went on to accompany her onstage.

She performed more than 1.000 benefit concerts – for orphanages, hospitals, refugees and disabled people, among other causes- and worked on behalf of Roma refugees from Kosovo, for which she was named an honorary president of the Macedonia Red Cross.

 Redzepova- Teodosievski had been building the Home of Humanity and Museum of Romani Music in Skopje.

She toured worldwide, becoming the first Yugoslav musician to appear at the Olympia in Paris and appearing repeatedly in Europe, the Americas and India, the ancestral home of the Roma people.  At the first Gypsy World Music Festival, a gathering of Roma musicians from 23 countries held in India in 1976, she was crowned Queen of Romani Songs by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. At the Festival of Roma Experiences 2000 in Moscow, she was named Roma Singer of the Century.

In 1989, as Yugoslavia was breaking up, she and her husband returned to live in Skopje.  Mr. Teodosievski died in 1997, and Ms. Redzepova had no immediate survivors.

In 2001 she was a showstopper during Gypsy Caravan, a United States tour by five international Romany groups that was filmed for a 2006 documentary, “Tales of a Gypsy Caravan.”

Two times she was nominated for Nobel prize.  In 2010, the president of Macedonia gave her the Macedonian Order of Merit, and in 2013 she was proclaimed a National Artist of Macedonia.

“Pred da se razdeni” (“Before the Sun rises”), a macedonia’s entry for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Jana Burcheska goes to Eurovision 2017 in Kiev

Skopje, 21 november 2016


Macedonian Radio Television announced  that young singer Jana Burcheska will represent MRTV and Macedonia for the upcoming 62. edition of the biggest International music festival in Europe “Eurovision Song Contest” Kiev, 2017.
Jana Burcheska his career began in the first season of choice for “Macedonian Idol” where in the finals she  placed fifth.
In 2011 she get into the role of ambassador in the campaign of UNICEF joins national campaign project- “Together for Schools without violence.”
In 2012 she debuted on stage in Skopje Fest with the song “If I would be your”, for which she wrote the lyrics, of the music of Valentino Skenderovski.
On stage at the Festival of pop music “Skopje 2013 ” Jana Burcheska together with Mickey Sekulovski sang a song “A Love song” – music by Igor Atanasovski Hare, lyrics by Igor Dzambazov, arrangement by Damir Imeri. In 2015 she sang the song “Me and you”, from the authors Kristina Arnaudova and Bojan Trajkovski.
With the band “Mizar” she recorded a song “Heaven.”
MRT considers that  Jana Burcheska and the authors team will make a modern composition, and above all attractive eurovision product.

About the date of the official presentation of the song  MRT soon will further inform the public.

Valentina Gjorgievska Pargo

Georgia wins The Junior Eurovision 2016


GEORGIA is the winner of the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest! Congratulations!

Young singer from Georgia, Mariam Mamadashvili, with the song Mzeo won the Junior Eurovision 2016.

Macedonian singer Martija Stanojkovikj got 12 th  place, with the song Love will lead our way.

The 14th edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest toke place in Valletta, Malta, 20th of November 2016. Representatives aged 10-14 from 17 different countries toke the stage, try win the juries’ heart and take the trophy home.

The 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest toke place in the Malta after Malta’s win in last year’s contest with the song Not my soul by Destiny Chukunyere. The contest held in the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, which usually hosts the country’s Eurovision national selections. This year’s theme is Embrace.

The show was hosted by Ben Camille, who hosted the Maltese national selection this year and was the spokeperson during the voting in Stockholm, and Valerie Vella. Destiny herself along with Poli Genova (Bulgarian representative for Eurovision 2011 and 2016 and host of JESC 2015) as well as Jedward (Ireland 2011 and 2012) will perform during the interval act.

A total of 17 countries will take part with Montenegro, San Marino and Slovenia withdrawing from the contest and Cyprus, Israel and Poland coming back after breaks of one, four and eleven years respectively.

Ireland: Zena Donnelly –Bríce ar bhríce

Armenia: Anahit & Mary –Tarber

Albania:Klesta Qehaja –Besoj

Russia: The Water of Life Project –Water of life

Malta:Christina Magrin –Parachute

Bulgaria: Lidia Ganeva –Magical day

Macedonia: Martija Stanojković –Love will lead our way

Poland: Olivia Wieczorek –Nie zapomnij

Belarus: Alexander Minyonok –Muzyka moikh pobed

Ukraine: Sofia Rol –Planet craves for love

Italy: Fiamma Boccia –Cara mamma – Dear mom

Serbia: Dunja Jeličić –U la la la

Israel: Shir & Tim –Follow my heart

Australia: Alexa Curtis –We are

The Netherlands: Kisses –Kisses and dancin’

Cyprus: George Michaelides –Dance floor

Georgia: Mariam Mamadashvili – Mzeo

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Martija s performace :


Kaliopi goes to Germany

Eurovision Club Germany annual club convention will be held at 19 November–20 November · GLORIA THEATER · Cologne
Poli Genova their performance at the club meetings in Cologne, cancelled at short notice as it as interval-act in the junior esc on Malta will occur.  In the last few days The Club hase to try an alternative, and can now say that they have succeeded, the macedonian esc participant 2012 and 2016, Kaliopi to engage.
Kaliopi has a lots of fans in all Europe
EC Germany is happy to annouce its lineup for the club convention 2016
MARY ROOS (GERMANY 1972 / 1984)
Entrance fees for early birds:
Members of ECG 29€
All others 35€
Please note the money has to be on our account latest 30.09.
Entrance fees from 01.10.
Members of ECG 35€
All others 40€
If you like to have dinner with us, please book it with your registration.
1) Pulled pork with rice and roll 6,50€
2) Pasta “Bami” with chicken 6,50€
3) Casserole of green cabbage (vegetarian dish) 6€
Valentina Gjorgievska Pkaliopiargo

HARRIS KORNAROS- I.N.F.E. GREECE Happy with the “Grand Prix from Skopje city”



Recently, Skopje hosted the 20th edition of Evrofest, with the participation of singers- winner od various European festivals. In strong competition from dozens of countries (Croatia, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia, Gagauz Yeri …) Grand Prix of the City of Skopje won the charmingh Greek debutant Harris Kornaros, which was the proposal of I.N.F.E. Greece, and the main person, Angelos Dadalias, his promoter. His song “Ap’tin arxi” is strong rock ballad.

Recently You won Grand prix from the city of Skopje, on Evrofest 2016, in the International selection. How does it feel to win Grand Prix?

It was so unexpected. It was only four days from my song release and my first time I sang it live so I didn’t expect so much. Definitely not Grand Prix. I am so so happy for that! I want to thank the INFE Greece, the city of Skopje and all the people at Evrofest for that beautiful experience!

Do You like the other singers?

I liked many singers from the festival, and their songs, also, especially young albanian singer Artemisa Mithi. That girl was my favourite! She won Grand prix.

What about Your music career till now?

I am a professional singer here in Greece for the last two years and I am singing at some stages with my band but I’ve just began my career as a recording artist with that song I won Evrofest!

Do You have a dream to sing one day on Eurovision?

One of my biggest dreams is to sing on Eurovision Contest for Greece. The winning song called “Ap’tin arxi” and music was written by me and lyrics by me and Pegasus, famous producers who have cooperated with very big greek artists, big eurovision stars, such as Helena Paparizou, Sakis Rouvas, Anna Vissi, Mando etc

Valentina Gjorgievska Pargo


Junior Eurovision 2016: Martija Stanojkovikj has just promote her song


Official and long expected , young singer Martija Stanojkovikj promote her song Love will lead our way.

With this song she will defend the colors of Macedonia at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta to be held very soon.

Martija Stanojković took part in Stars of Pink Tv in Belgrade, and had great success on the show.

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Valletta, Malta on the 20th of November 2016.

Link to the song

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