NORTH MACEDONIA – Tamara Todevska was born in Skopje. She was raised in a musical family. Her father, Velko Todevski, is a North Macedonian professor in a music school and her mom, Branka Todevska, is a Bosnian Serb opera singer. Tamara’s mom influenced her deep, operatic vocal style. Her older sister is Tijana Dapčević.
As we all know, Tamara Todevska is no stranger to Eurovision – she already represented her country back in 2008 together with Adrian Gaxha and Vrchak with “Let Me Love You”, and she was a backing vocalist for Tose Proeski in 2004 and for her sister Tijana in 2014.
Her first official song is a duet with her sister Tijana called “Igra luda” (Crazy game), released in 1997. Her music career broke through in 2003 when she sang “1003” at the Montenegrin festival Suncane Skale, where she placed 2nd.
In 2005, her first album was realized under the title Sino (English translation “Blue”). The music producer and composer of this album is Aleksandar Masevski with whom had Tamara cooperated since 2004. The album won Album of the year (2005).
Hits from that album are: “Sino”, “Molci, molci” (ft. Ronin), “A,shto ako?”, “Ljubovna prikazna” (ft. Ugro), “Najverni prijateli”, “Ljubi, ljubi” (duet with Tuna), “Shetaj” etc.
Tamara was successful during the North Macedonian Eurovision selection. She gained 105 points, placing second with the song “Kazi Koj Si Ti” (“Tell Me Who You Are”)
In February 2008, Tamara won the Skopje Fest 2008 with the composition “Vo ime na ljubovta” featuring Rade Vrchakovski and Adrian Gaxha. The song was a hit in the Balkans, and was predicted to do well in the ESC 2008.
The song was sung in six languages (Macedonian, English, Serbian, Turkish, Russian and Albanian) and the quality video was made by Dejan Milicevic. In the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 they set in the second semifinal on the number 18.
They sang the English version of “Vo ime na ljubovta” called “Let me love you” and reached 10th place in the semifinal. With the decision of the jury they failed to qualify.
On 27 June 2015, Tamara married former basketball player Aleksandar Dimitrovski. They have one daughter named Hana and one son Daren.