Eurovision Song Contest 2016: F.Y.R. Macedonia – “Dona” By Kaliopi

KaliopiEurovision 2016 is almost upon us and as the countries begin to reveal their entries let’s start giving them the once-over. 

As I will be attending the grand final this year it’s even more super exciting for me!

The F.Y.R. Macedonia song is called “Dona” and is performed by Kaliopi.

ARTIST

The singer is also one of the most popular artists in the Balkans, known for her wonderful singing voice, with a rich timbre, and for her original interpretation. As an author of huge hits, Kaliopi set high standards and left a lasting stamp on F.Y.R. Macedonian and Balkan music.

Her first success and popularity in the countries of former Yugoslavia came with band Kaliopi founded by Romeo Grill. In 1999 Kaliopi started her solo career and since then she issued many albums, singles, received many awards and recognitions.

SONG

Written by Kaliopi and Romeo Grill

OPINION

At first I thought it was a little Julian Lennon-esque and also she really needs to cut that fringe! Once again I love the fact that it’s in her own language but as soon as the chorus hit I just think there was an overload of the word “Dona”. I know it’s the title of the song but please – someone get that girl a kebab!

PREDICTION

There is nothing at all stand-out about this song and I don’t see it qualifying.

LYRICS

Od site malecki nešta
Ova najmnogu vredi
Od site golemi misli
Od cel moj svet
I koga nazad se vrtam
Ti si stalno tuka
Kako skriena senka
Tivok božji cvet

Za sé što ti si mi dala
Od srce ti fala
Za seto minato vreme

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Dona gledaj me
I nasmej se
Za mene
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Moja sila, svetlost, sjaj
Me praviš silna znaj, o Dona
Veruvaj
Vo mene veruvaj

Od site malecki nešta
Ova najmnogu vredi
Od site golemi misli
Od cel moj svet
Znam komu pripagjam
I kade toa radost me ?eka
Odam do oblaci mali
Na biserni skali

Za sé što ti si mi dala
Od srce ti fala
Za seto minato vreme

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Dona gledaj me
I nasmej se
Za mene
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Moja sila, svetlost, sjaj
Me praviš silna znaj, o Dona
Veruvaj
Vo mene veruvaj

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Vo mene veruvaj”

Translation

“From all the small things
This one is the most worthy
From all the great thoughts
From my entire world
And when I turn back
You are always there
As a hidden shadow
Silent God’s flower

For all the things that you gave me
From my heart I thank you
For the entire passed time

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Look at me
And smile for me
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
My force, light, glow
You make me strong, you know, o Dona,
Believe
Believe in me

From all the small things
This is the most worthy
From all the great thoughts
From my entire world
I know whom I belong to
And where joy awaits me
On small clouds I walk
On pearl stairs

For all the things that you gave me
From my heart I thank you
For the entire passed time

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Look at me
And smile for me
Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
My force, light, glow
You make me strong, you know, o Dona,
Believe
Believe in me

Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona, Dona
Believe in me.”

Good luck Kaliopi!

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