EXCLUSIVE: TIJANA’S FIRST WEB INTERVIEW!
Tijana Dapčević recently announced by MRT as the 2014 representative for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The team of oikotimes.com is proud to host the first web interview of Tijana in any eurovision fan site.
Immediately after the official announcement although leaked by MMM.com.mk, oikotimes.com contacted and congratulated Tijana for her internal selection. In the following interview we will find some interesting things about her.
Tijana, congratulations about your nomination in Eurovision 2014. How does it feel you got the ticket to Denmark? Thank you, very much. It feels great because Eurovision is a competition where you represent your country, not just yourself, so it’s really an honour.
You tried two times to go to Eurovision but now the dream comes true. How will the song will be selected and what are your thoughts on the song for 2014? We’ve already started making plans for the song but aren’t sure what kind of song it’s gonna be. Everyone expects a lot and I will do my best to please all those expectations. We have quit enough time to decide and make the perfect choice.
All Balkans eliminated in 2013 from the Eurovision final. Do you think it’s time for your country to bid as a true favourite and actually win the contest finally? Definitely! I will do my best to represent Macedonia in the best possible way because this country deserves that. We’ll see what is going to happen.
Eurovision is a hard competition and with lots of diaspora voting, promotional stategies etc. Do you wanna play this “game” or are you going to rely only to your song?
If the song isn’t good enough, there’s no diaspora voting nor promotional strategies which will help you to actually win the contest… and I think that’s good because in a music competition, music should be in the first place.
Who told you the good news about Eurovision 2014 and what was your first reaction?
Macedonian Radio Television told me the news and, of course, I was really excited. I couldn’t believe.
Tijana’s message to oikotimes.com readers
Dear oikotimes.com, you’re awesome! I’ve seen a lot of interesting texts and reports, useful information and other news about the contest I can’t wait to take part in! Talking to you was a pleasure, keep up the good work! See you in Denmark! Many kisses to your readers!
INFORMATION ABOUT TIJANA
Tijana Dapčević also known as simply Tijana, is a famous pop singer performing mainly in Serbia. Tijana was born to a Macedonian father Velko Todevski and a Serbian mother from Bosnia and Herzegovina Branka. She has a younger sister Tamara, and is married to Milan Dapčević, a Serbian businessman.
One of her hit songs is “Sve je isto, samo njega nema” (All 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”.
During Evropesma 2006 (The Song for Europe in the former Serbia and Montenegro), Tijana was placed in 8th place receiving 27 points with the song “Greh” (“Sin”). “Greh” was included on her nest album Žute minute, which was released in the summer of 2007.
The team of oikotimes.com would like to thank Tijana and her team for the exclusive interview and wish to FYR Macedonia the very best of luck in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest!