Grammy Award winners to perform with Daniel Kajmakoski
SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – The Grammy award winning artists MERJ (former BLACKSTREET) have officially announced that they will perform with FYR Macedonia’s representative Daniel Kajmakoski at the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on 19 May!
Mark Middleton, Eric Williams and Jeremy Hanna or simply “MERJ” are music veterans with over 20 years of experience as performers, publishers, producers and writers. They have come together to bring the soulful experience of the R&B male groups back to the mainstream of music, radio and stage. For sure, you remember the all time legendary song “No diggity”
Marc, Eric and Jeremy have written and produced songs for great artists like Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Blackstreet, the international rap diva Vibe, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Jaheim, Guy, Next, Donnell Jones and Dave Hollister. They have been awarded numerous times with Grammys, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Europe Video Music Awards, Billboard, Soul Train awards, BMI, ASCAP awards and many more.
In April 2015 Daniel, famous US R&B group MERJ, and Bulgarian singer Bobo took part in a very significant project , a charity song called “Carry the Flame”, as part of a campaign for the Holiday Heroes Foundation in Bulgaria. The purpose of the campaign and generally of the Foundation – is to aid socially disadvantaged families. You can check their first mutual project below
Daniel Kajmakoski says
“I still can’t believe that my biggest wish will soon become reality! These incredibly talented musicians have always been my idols, I grew up with their music and now I am performing with them on Eurovision stage! Performing with idols is a dream comes true for every artist!”
Mojca Horvat, established choreographer and stage director, will be working on putting the pieces together on stage performance. Portfolio of Mojca is long and full will working on musicals in Broadway, opening of Winter Olympic Games, theatre, movies and operas.
“The stage performance will follow the emotion of the song, because it’s a ballade we will try to create a bit of mystery and playing with lights on stage.” – says Mojca Horvat.
To complete the story of the stage performance, Ivana Rabrenovic will be included as official stylist of Daniel Kajmakoski on the stage and out of stage. They met and started working together since the regional shoe X factor Adria. Rabrenovic, also has long record especially when it comes to Eurovision Song Contest. Last year she was part of Macedonian delegation together with Tijana Dapcevik in Copenhagen, and back in 20007 with the winner of the contest Marija Serifovik, 2007 in Baku.
“We will generally use three colors for Daniel and his backing vocals, that is: black, grey and white and some small details. I believe that these three colors look best on the camera. My goal is they looking classy and feel good during the whole performance “, said Ivana Rabrenovic.
Singing “Autumn Leaves” together, Daniel Kajmakoski and MERJ will build the biggest bridge as Daniel is bringing the United States of America at the Eurovision Song Contest!