Tijana Dapčević

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Tijana Dapčević
Тијана Дапчевиќ
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Tijana Dapčević (2014)
Tijana Todevska

(1976-02-03) 3 February 1976 (age 47)
Other namesTijana
Years active1999–present
Milan Dapčević
(m. 2001)
Relatives Tamara Todevska (sister)
Musical career
Genres Pop
Website tijanadapcevic.info

Tijana Dapčević ( née  Todevska; Macedonian : Тијана Дапчевиќ, née  Тодевска, Serbian Cyrillic : Тијана Дапчевић, née  Тодевска, pronounced  [tǐjana dâptʃeʋitɕ] ; born 3 February 1976) is a Macedonian and Serbian pop singer.


Early life

Todevska was born in Skopje, at the time part of SFR Yugoslavia, to a Macedonian father Velko Todevski, a music teacher and a Bosnian Serb mother Brana, an opera singer. Her parents studied in Sarajevo, where they met. 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" (Everything Is the Same, Only He Is Gone), "he" being former President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito.

She won the Sunčane Skale Festival in Herceg Novi in 2002 with the song "Negativ" ( Negative ), composed by Darko Dimitrov and included on her eponymous second studio album. She has also won first place on the Serbian Radio Festival-Feras in 2006 with the song "Julijana" ( Juliana ).

In 2004, Dapčević provided vocals for "Kiša" (Rain), a song by Serbian rapper Dalibor Andonov Gru. Andonov and Dapčević recorded it as a rendition of the track "Kiša", which was originally released on Andonov's 2003 album Beograd ( Belgrade ). In contrast to the original song, which included solely elements of hip hop, the 2004 rework included motives previously seen in Dapčević's earlier work, dedicated more to pop music. [1]

At the 2006 Evropesma, Tijana was placed in eighth place receiving 27 points with the song "Greh" (Sin). The song was included on her next album Žute minute, which was released in the summer of 2007.

Tijana Dapčević presenting herself, 2014.

On 28 August 2013, Tijana Dapčević was selected by Macedonian Radio Television to represent Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Denmark. [2] Dapčević competed in the second semi-final of the competition on 8 May 2014 with the song "To the Sky". [3] Dapčević placed 13th in the second semi-final with 33 points and did not progress to the final. Tijana's younger sister Tamara has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 2008 and 2019, and was a backing vocalist for Tijana in 2014. [4]


Some of her songs have been covered in numerous other languages, such as "Sve je isto, samo njega nema" in Polish as Natasza Urbańska's "Mała" (2009) and "Pogrešan čovek" in Croatian as Lidija Bačić's "Krivi čovjek" (2014).


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Sunčane Skale winner
Succeeded by
Preceded by Music Festival Budva winner
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Plesom do snova winner
Season 1 (2007 with Vojislav Kaluđerović)
Succeeded by
Ognjen Amidžić & Dragana Krdu
Preceded by Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by