Miyatta (Natasa Mijatovic) will take part in Skopje Fest, the Macedonian National Final for Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which will be held on the 12th of November in the Metropolis Arena in Skopje. During the interview with ESCbubble, the singer revealed the official title of her entry and informed us about her preparations for the contest! You can check her biggest hits and get to know her better!
- Hello Miyatta! Congratulations for making it to the top 20 for Skopje Fest 2014! What made you decide to submit a song for the Festival?
In a music manner, 2014 has been a really special year for me. I had a real come-back on the Macedonian Music Stage and my entrance to the top 20 competitors of the Skopje Festival is another confirmation that I have a lot of music yet to give. Although I am a singer/songwriter, at this year’s festival I will be performing a song by Tanja Tzar. The selection jury decided that this was the song that will best match my personality on stage. I agree with them very much. 🙂
- Can you tell us a bit about your song “Dlaboko vo sebe”?
The song’s official title is going to be “Zaljuben”. The music and the lyrics are both written by Tanja Tzar, and the arrangement and production were signed by Darko Dimitrov and Robert Bilbilov. We just finished recording the song at the MRT M2 official studio and Valentino Skenderovski made sure everything went perfect. Some of these names I have worked with before, and now I have worked with a couple of them is for the first time. In general, it has been a very special experience and collaboration. Now it is time to get ready for the stage. Their part is done. The pressure is on me.
- How are you preparing yourself for the Macedonian national selection for Eurovision?
I had been vocally coached by Maestro Goran Dinovski for the past seven years. That is the biggest preparation I could have done. The past year was also physical conditioning and dieting, so pretty much I think I am ready. The audience is not always aware of the physical strength and stamina as well as the preparations needed for those three minutes on stage. I have two weeks for the costumes and final finish. Let the countdown begin.
- In your opinion, who is your biggest contender at Skopje Fest?
I can’t really say who my biggest contender is since I haven’t heard any of the other songs. The Macedonians are really strict when it comes to music and I know that the audience will make the best choice.
- What do you think in which language should Macedonia sing at Eurovision?
I think that the official representative song of Macedonia should contain both English and Macedonian language. The English parts will make it more understandable to the broader audience of Europe but the Macedonian part will introduce the magic of our Slavic language.
- Can you tell us more about your music career?
I started my music career in 2004 by entering the “Idol” show. By 2005 everyone knew who I was since I made to the top 10 at the show which was organized for contenders from Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro together. In 2006, I sang at the Skopje and Makfest festivals and in 2007 I had my big hit “Veruvam vo sebe”. After that I have had many singles and videos, and in 2009/2010 I did a tour around Macedonia with a multimedia show named “Jabolki i krushi za umetnicki dushi” (Apples and Pears for an Artistic Soul). In the period between 2011 and 2013 I wasn’t really active because I became a full time mum. But this year, my 10 years jubilee, I regained my fans’ trust with the song “Ko deca mali”, and now just recently on the radio my last song “Teloto gori” was promoted. I consider myself as a pop rock singer/songwriter but if I feel that I need to go to a different genre in order to present the song’s emotion, I do so.
- Do you have a message for all your fans on ESCbubble?
Yes. Please continue with your enthusiasm. It is you guys and your devotion that makes the Euroviosion competition such a “looking forward to” event.
While we’re waiting to hear Miyatta’s entry in Skopje Fest, give a listen to her hit “Veruvam vo sebe” right here: