Last night, Kaliopi presented her entry for Baku in a show very much revolving around herself and her artistry. During ninety minutes, she sang a number of songs and had prominent guests talk about her and her ability of lending herself to very different styles and songs.
Of course! What would a diva otherwise do with precious television time like this?
In the end of the show, Kaliopi sang "Crno i belo", composed by her ex-husband and long-standing collaborator, recieving thunderous applause from the studio audience.
I can't blame the audience for being in love with her - I am perfectly smitten as well. She possesses an impressive ability of communicating with the camera and her voice is really something else.
Unfortunately, the song could prove a tiny bit too difficult to embrace on a first listening. I think it is a very good composition, but will it break through to the televoting audience?
I really hope for Kaliopi to perform on Saturday night, bringing her country back to the final for the first time since 2007, but I'm not willing to bet big money on it just yet.
Kaliopi - Crno i belo (FYR Macedonia 2012)