Kaliopi, representative of North Macedonia at Eurovision 2012 and 2016, and Željko Samardžić, two of the biggest Balkan musicians, have joined forces to create a beautiful duet that has captured the hearts of their fans. The duo has been friends for a long time, and their friendship has only grown stronger as they’ve both achieved great success in the music industry – and this is how their new song ‘Znam’ was born.
Their new duet, “Znam” (I Know), is a perfect combination of their phenomenal voices and their shared love of music. Both Kaliopi and Željko are known for their emotive and heartfelt songs, and “Znam” is definitely no exception. The lyrics of the song speak of love, and the emotions that come with it.
The premiere of “Znam” has already excited fans in the Balkan region. The song is a blend of melody and lyrics, and it’s impossible not to be moved by the emotion that both Kaliopi and Željko bring to the table. It’s a testament to their talent and their friendship that they’ve been able to create such a stunning piece of music together.
The music, lyrics, arrangement, and production of “Znam” were all done by Romeo Grill, a well-known songwriter and producer, who also wrote both Kaliopi’s Eurovision songs. In conclusion, the duet between Kaliopi and Željko Samardžić is a beautiful tribute to their friendship and their shared love of music. “Znam” is a must-listen for fans of both artists, and it’s sure to become a proper Balkan classic.
Kaliopi represented North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest two times – in 2012 with a song Crno i belo, later she came back in 2016 with Dona. This year, unfortunately, North Macedonia isn’t participating at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, due to the financial reasons. Take a look at Kaliopi’s Eurovision appearances below: