FYR Macedonia: Daniel Kajmakoski

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As long as he hits the high notes that creep out of nowhere between verses, Daniel Kajmakoski’s understated performance should be nothing less than solid. A likeable, genuine talent that taps into a sophisticated mix of genres, FYR Macedonia should be well on their way to the final for the first time since 2012. I even kind of like the hat.

 

Credit: Levan Leko Chkonia, GPB


 

 

All Kinds of Everything: interview with Daniel Kajmakoski


Who is your favourite Eurovision act of all time?

My all time favourite is Johnny Logan with Hold Me Now. Its just an evergreen song, to me.

Babushki4 vs. Lordi4

WINNER: Lordi

Great energy and interesting concept for performance.

ABBA4 vs. Celine4

TIEBREAK

I would go both. ABBA is a musical cult and Céline Dion its just Céline. Great voice, emotions, lot of hits…

What does the general public in FYR Macedonia think of Eurovision?

Eurovision as an event is interesting and media-attractive. We are small country and we don’t have many events where we participate. So people are generally following, maybe not the whole agenda of the singer, but for sure the semi-finals and finals.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I do. I always keep my mother’s photo in my pocket and cross myself. My mum was the only one who truly believed in my way in music.

How do you normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest?

My family and I always watched Eurovision. It was like tradition and I liked that. I was back at then admiring the great stage and audience. Last year in Skopje, with my friends.

 

 

Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

FYR Macedonia: 6 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).