Our revolving special guest door is spinning again as another past Eurovision artist drops in to visit and share new music with us. One lucky listener gets their Fan Favourite played and wins an exclusive prize, and we head to North Macedonia for this weeks Triple Play…
North Macedonia, previously presented in the contest as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 21 times since its official debut in 1998. The country had attempted to participate in 1996, but failed to qualify from the audio-only qualifying round. The current Head of Delegation is Meri Popova. Prior to 2019, North Macedonia’s best result was a 12th-place finish with Elena Risteska in 2006. Having qualified from the semi-final round only once in ten of the previous eleven contests (2008–18), North Macedonia achieved its best result to date in 2019, when Tamara Todevska qualified and finished in seventh place in the final after winning the jury vote.
This Weeks Highlights
Tamara TodesvskaNational Triple Play
Tamara Todevska is a Macedonian singer and songwriter. She has represented the Republic of North Macedonia at Eurovision on two occasions; in 2008 with the song 'Let Me Love You' alongside Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha, and in 2019 she placed seventh overall in the final with the song 'Proud', earning the country their best result in the contest ever.
Richard Winters Peebles, who performs under the name Rikki, is a Scottish singer writer producer who has written songs for the band, Middle of the Road. He appeared in Rock Musical HAIR and was a vocalist for the group Marmalade Rock. Peebles’s song “Only the Light” won the BBC’s A Song for Europe contest in 1987 going on to be the UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 where it placed 13th out of 22.
|1||What’s The Pressure||Laura Tesoro||2016 Belgium|
|2||Believe Again||Niels Brinck||2009 Denmark|
|3||Ninanajna||Elena Risteska||2006 North Macedonia|
|4||Jas Ja Imam Silata||Gjoko Taneski||2010 North Macedonia|
|5||Proud||Tamara Todesvska||2019 North Macedonia|
|6||Ding Dong||Dana International||2011 Israel|
|7||A Monster Like Me||Morland & Debrah Scarlett||2015 Norway|
|8||Gut Feeling||Red Moon||2021 Non Contest|
|9||Living My Life Without You||Stig Van Eijk||1999 Norway|
|10||Only The Light||Rikki||1987 United Kingdom|
|11||Coming Home||Firelight||2014 Malta|