Tel Aviv 2019

Tamara Todevska reveals the stage directors for “Proud”and puts concerns to rest!

Making everyone feel proud

North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2019 representative, Tamara Todevska reveals the names of the two stage directors working on her performance for Tel Aviv.

Mari Forsman Ryberger and Tine Matulessy have both joined forces in creating the visual creative which will hopefully transcend “Proud” and its message into a captivating three minutes on stage this May.

Mari and Tine’s previous Eurovision work

Tine Matulessy is best known to the Eurovision fandom by being Sweden’s Head Of Delegation for Junior Eurovision. Her long list of activities regarding the contest include working with the Belorussian representative, TEO, back in 2014, accompanying Malena Ernman on stage in Moscow back in 2009 and being a floor manager at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Mari Forsman Ryberger is an acclaimed stage director who’s previous work includes putting all her creative efforts towards a few memorable Eurovision performances. Her long list of succesful work include the likes of Frans, Robin Bengtsson and Sanna Nielsen. However, aside from taking care of the visual work she has also been featured as Sweden’s Head of Delegation in both 2016 and 2017.

Judging from Tamara Todevska’s Instagram posts we can safely say that the ongoing rehearsals are going very well as both ladies are in Skopje making sure everything is being taken care of.
Rehearsals for Tamara’s “Proud” are ongoing in Skopje

Putting speculations to rest

Tamara’s has been very opened and expressive when it comes down the concerns regarding the staging from the fans of the contest. Despite not having a glowing track record of recreating the magic on stage, we are being reassured that North Macedonia will have a very dignified stage show with plenty of surprises along the way.

You can read more about Tamara’s on stage team in a previous article, here.

This is me and thanks to you I’m PROUD

“Proud” is written and produced by three authors. Robert Bilbilov, Darko Dimitrov and Lazar Cvetkovski.Robert Bilbilov is no stranger to the Macedonian public, his work has previously been featured on the Eurovision stage and yes, it was Tamara’s entry “Let Me Love You”. Darko Dimitrov has a long list of Eurovision experiences, his latest being both Eye Cue and Serbia’s Balkanika and Sanja Ilic last year. However, his most memorable work features Elena Risteska and her Eurovision 2006 entry “Ninanajna” which gave the country its best result to date. Last but not least, Lazar Cvetkovski, he’s best known for being directly involved in Esma and Lozano’s “Pred Da Se Razdeni” and Tijana’s “To The Sky”.

Tamara will perform her Eurovision entry “Proud” at slot number 17 in the second semi final

What kind of a performance are you expecting from Tamara in May? Do you like “Proud”? Where would you rank it in your Top 41?

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