FYR Macedonia,Kaliopi presents Crno E Belo

FYR Macedonia,Kaliopi presents Crno E Belo
FYR Macedonia representative Kaliopi in the studio with composer Romeo Grill.Photo:MKRTV
Skopje, FYR Macedonia -

Tonight, the representative of FYR Macedonia, Kaliopi Bukle presented for the first time her entry for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Crno E Belo in a special show arranged by broadcaster MKRTV. Kaliopi confirmed that the song will be performed in the Macedonian language in baku.

The show was streamed live here on Eurovision.tv, and featured Kaliopi performing some of her greatest known hits, and covers of such classics as Ave Maria and Hallelujah, demonstrating her impressive and diverse vocal range across all styles of music.

Kaliopi was also shown at an event where traditional music from people dressed in national costume was performed, with Kaliopi fully entering in to the spirit of things, dressed in costume herself and playing a tambourine.

Towards the end of the show, Kaliopi performed on stage several songs with the composer of her Eurovision entry, Romeo Grill. A promotional tourism video of Azerbaijan was then shown, to give the audience a flavour of the destination that Kaliopi is heading to in May.

And now for the entry..

The entry Crno E Belo begins very gently with Kaliopi sat at a candle lit piano with a violinist accompanying her. After the first verse, the pace of the song picks up and Kaliopi leaves the piano. The stage is divided between black and white colours reflecting the literal translation of the title.

The performance and song were met with loud applause from the assembled guests and audience, who seemed delighted with Kaliopi's choice for Baku. Kaliopi then returned and treated viewers to a performance of the English language version of the song Black & White.

FYR Macedonia will participate in the first half of the Second Semi-Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show on Thursday 24th May.


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  • Posted on 23/March 2012 at 02:27
    Amazing song, I can't stop listening it! I really hope you have success at this year's ESC! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/March 2012 at 00:03
    Great song! and great artist, just check out her other hits like Bato and you'll see what and amazing artist she is! Macedonia WINS THIS YEAR! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/March 2012 at 23:17
    Kaliopi is an amazing singer with such a soulful voice.

    Good luck Kaliopi! Good luck neighbours! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8/March 2012 at 15:28
    Its to boring ..........good luck Macedonia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2012 at 16:39
    I love the song, bravo Kaliopi.... GO GO GO show them!! :) :) :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2012 at 16:38
    Great I LOVE THIS SONG.... GO KALIOPI GO GO GO !!! :) :) :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5/March 2012 at 01:23
    The song title is "Crno I Belo" not E. Could you fix it, please? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 23:42
    It's a great and powerful song with a lot of emotions and life story.
    One of my favorites.
    Good luck brothers!
    Hope to see Kaliopi in final! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 21:39
    Yes voting for Macedonia in semi finals. Greetings from Turks from all over the world. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 19:27
    Good luck [(''MACEDONIAN'')]...... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 19:19
    Ok ''Macedonian''!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 18:10
    Great Song, Good luck to <3 Macedonia... nek je sa srecom report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 10:37
    OK. just finished. Good luck Kaliopi! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3/March 2012 at 10:11
    @Harry X
    Be kind and think before you insult my country
    But Harry this is not a place where you can share the politic , with that "greek" you started and it seems like you won't finish
    Nevermind , this is Eurovision and we're all here to support our countries and favourites
    so if you don't want to speak about that , just leave the page , please!
    Greetz to Italy! ;)) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2/March 2012 at 15:19
    GOOD LUCK FYROM,FROM GREECE. report to the moderator