In 2012 the Balkan Diva Kaliopi took FYR Macedonia to the Grand Final for the first time in many years. 2012 was a leap year. In 2016 Kaliopi will attempt to take her home nation to the Grand Final again after many years in the Semi Final wilderness. And it’s a leap year too!
“Dona” is a big rock chick anthem and, again, unlike a lot of entries that are contesting for this year’s top prize. Many would suggest that Kaliopi was coaxed back to the contest by fans urging her to return to the Eurovision stage but she is on record as saying that it was the song “Dona” that convinced her to re-contest.
Expect this to go big on the night. Dami better beware the return of the Macedonian Diva.
Watch Kaliopi's official video for 'Dona':
Four Questions with Kaliopi
What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
- I made my decision to come back on stage of the Eurovision Song Contest after many requests from Eurovision fans!
- My entry Dona, because of that song I know I made a good decision to come back.
- 2016 is a leap year as 2012 was, when I performed in the Eurovision Song Contest with Crno i belo!
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
Perservance, persistance, courage.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?
I say a prayer and thank God who gave me the power to enter the stage and share my joy with everyone!
Why is the Eurovision Song Contestost important for you?
Things that inspire me are most important for me…