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Tose Proevski will represent the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.
The singer was the winner of the first Beovizija contest this year. Tose won by a huge margin with "Who Do You Belong To" written for him by Leontina Vukmanovic and Zeljko Joksimovic.
Proevski will perform five songs in English at the 2004 Skopje festival on February 14th at the Universal Hall. The final decision will taken by mix of professional jury voting and televoting. The eight songs will be selected in three preselection stages, taking place internally at MRT. Possibly a CD will be issued containing all of the songs performed by Proevski for the contest, including the ones eliminated earlier.
Тоше Проевски представит Бывшую Югославскую Республику Македония на конкурсе Евровидение 2004. Исполнитель стал первым победителем конкурса Беовизья, который послужил прототипом Сербского национального отбора. Тоше одержал победу с песней "Кому ты принадлежишь", написанной Леонтиной Вукманович и Желько Йоксимовичем.
На фестивале в Скопье 14 февраля Тоше исполнит 8 песен на английском языке, лучшая из которых и представит страну на Евровидении. Решение будет принято профессиональным жюри и телеголосованием. 8 песен будут отобраны во время 3 внутренних стадий. Ожидается выход компакт-диска со всеми песнями, которые Тоше исполнит для отбора, включая те, которые не попадут на фестиваль.
Participant Song Votes Place

EK rating

pts plc
Tose Proevski Sinooka bosonoga (Blue eyes, barefooted) 75 4 7/10  
Tose Proevski Parce od Evropa (Part of Europe) 44 5 7/10  
Tose Proevski Ljubena (Loved one) 38 7 8/10 3
Tose Proevski Go lazham sekoj nov refren (I lie every new refrain) 126 3 9/10 1
Tose Proevski Zoshto otide (Why is she leaving) 39 6 7/10  
Tose Proevski Son exotichen (Exotic dream) 0 8 6/10  
Tose Proevski Daleku od mene (Far from me) 183 2 8/10 4
Tose Proevski Angel si ti 256 1 8/10 2
Best preselection songs (ESCKAZ version):
Tose Proeski - Go lazham sekoj nov refren 9/10
One of few really touchy song.
Лучшие песни отбора (Версия ESCKAZ):
Tose Proeski - Go lazham sekoj nov refren 9/10
Одна из немногих песен, по настоящему трогающих 

pictures + biography © Tose Proeski official web

Tose Proeski was born on 25 January 1981 in Prilep.
He had his first more significant public appearance at the teenage festival "Melfest" in 1996 and 1997 he was awarded  first prize twice in a row.
He performed the song "Pusti me"( "Let me go") at the festival "Makfest" in 1997.
A year later, he participated at the Skopje Festival with the song "Ostani do Kraj".
That summer he started working with the well known composer Grigor Koprov, what turned out to be a very successful  cooperation resulted in a great number of hits, and the first two were "Usni na Usni" (second prize of the jury), and "Sonce vo Tvoite Rusi Kosi" (first prize at Eurofest).
In 1999, Tose Proeski signed the contract with the production house "Avalon".
His debut album "Nekade vo Nokta" with 11 songs,  was released on 15th May, a day after he performed  the song "Tvoite Baknezi na Moite Beli Kosuli" at the  Skopje festival 1999.
That summer Tose had his first solo concert in Skopje.
In the fall of 1999, he sang "Morska zvezdo" at "Makfest" and won the second prize of the jury. In the beginning of 2000, he won all the major awards for the album "Nekade vo Nokta", including best male vocalist, concert of the year, best video ...
Tose took part in Skopje  festival 2000, with the song "Solzi Pravat Zlaten Prsten" but, even though he won the majority of votes by the tele-voting system, he came third and didn't   represent Macedonia at the Eurovision  Song Contest in Stockholm that year.
In that period he started  recording the tracks for his second album "Sinot Bozji", which was promoted by the end of June 2000.
The album brought some great  hits, like "Nemir" (duet with Karolina Goceva, second prize at the Podgorica Festival  2001), "Iluzija" (Grand Prix at the festival "Slavjanski Bazar" in Vitebsk) and "Tajno Moja" (second prize at the festival  "Suncane Skale"  in Herceg Novi, Monte Negro).
The Belgrade record company BK Sound purchased the rights to release this album edition on their market, which in a flash became one of the best-selling projects in Yugoslavia.
At the prestigious manifestation "Oskar Popularnosti" he was   awarded as the most successful vocalist from the ex-YU republics in the year 2000.
He started  working  on the third album "Ako me poglednes vo oci" in a music studio in Athens, Greece. The album was recorded in two versions, Macedonian and Serbian .
The Macedonian version of the album, written by the composer Phoebus, the lyricist Marina Tucakovic was released  by the end of October 2002.
On 26th November 2002, with a spectacular concert at  Skopje  in front of an audience of 7 000 , Tose launched his 25-day   Macedonian tour.
Тоше Проески родился 25 января 1981 года в Прилепе.
Его первым значительным публичным выступлением было участие в фестивале Мелфест в 1996 и 1997 году, где он два раза подряд получил главный приз.
На фестивале Макфест в 1997 году он исполнил песню "Pusti me".
Год спустя он принимает участие в фестивале в Скопье (национальном отборе к конкурсу Евровидение) с песней "Ostani do Kraj".
Он начинает сотрудничество с известным композитором Григором Копровым, которое дало результат в виде огромного количества хитов первыми из которых стали "Usni na Usni" (второй приз жюри) и "Sonce vo Tvoite Rusi Kosi" - (первый приз на Еврофесте).
В 1999 голу Тоше подписывает контракт с лейблом Авалон и выпускает свой дебютный альбом "Nekade vo Nokta", включающий 11 песен, на следующий день после выступления на фестивале Скопье 1999 с песней "Tvoite Baknezi na Moite Beli Kosuli".
Этим летом Тоше дает свой первый концерт в Скопье.
Осенью 1999 года он получает второй приз жюри на фестивале Макфест с песней "Morska zvezdo". В начале 2000 года его альбом получает все крупные призы музыкальной индустрии, включая лучшего вокалиста, концерт года, лучший видеоклип и т.д.
Тоше принимает участие в Скопье 2000 с песней "Solzi Pravat Zlaten Prsten", но даже получив большинство голосов телезрителей по решению жюри получает лишь третье место и вновь упускает шанс попасть на Евровидение.
Он начинает запись нового альбома "Sinot Bozji", который выходит в июне 2000 года.
Альбом включает в себя такие хиты как "Nemir" ( дуэт с Каролиной Гочевой, второй приз на фестивале Подгорица 2001), "Iluzija" (Гран при на Славянском базаре в Витебске) и "Tajno Moja" (второй приз на фестивале в Черногории).
Компания БК саунд проводит промоушн альбома по всей бывшей Югославии.
На престижной номинации "Оскар популярности" Тоше получает приз как лучший   вокалист всей бывшей Югославии 2000 года.
Он приступает к работе над третьим сольным альбомом "Ako me poglednes vo oci" в Афинах, Греции. Альбом был записан в двух версиях - македонской и сербской.
Македонская версия альбома, авторами которой стали композитор Феб, автор слов Марина Тучакович, был выпущен в октябре 2002 года.
26 ноября 2002 года с концерта в Скопье начался 25 дневный тур Тоше по Македонии.
Русский перевод - здесь
LIFE IS A BOOK

I saw my ID, it wasn't myself
It was someone else's identity
Who do I need to prove myself
And who is the judge of my sanity

Roaming though my old emotions
I find new feelings of misery
I bet my soul for a piece of truth
And dared myself to reality

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

Walking around with thoughts on my mind
I'm searching for a place where I'll be free
From all that is said and from all that is done
it will be hard to find it inside me

I know that I've gotta try
No one can see me cry
I can't stand it any more
I must find a way to let myself go

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

Life is a book and you have to read it
Life is a story and you have to tell it
Life is a song and you have to sing it
You have to know how to live it

YOU'RE AN ANGEL (Translation)

From morning till dark in thoughts
Of our beginnings, I reminisced
When you woke me from the dream
With one look you opened my soul

I wanted to have you in a moment
And to have you eternally next to me
But when you gave me love
You lefta mark on my soul

You're an angel, I sing for you
You're an angel, I keep you inside me
You're an angel who, just for me
Can stop the time

You're an angel, I sing for you
You're an angel, I keep you inside me
You're an angel who, just for me
Can stop the time

The path I am walking on right now
Is covered with roses and has no end
And when I embrace you
Two shadows becoming on

An ordinary love
Changed into a special one
You are my blessing
To whom I give all in my life

You're an angel, I sing for you
You're an angel, I keep you inside me
You're an angel who, just for me
Can stop the time

You're an angel, I sing for you
You're an angel, I keep you inside me
You're an angel who, just for me
Can stop the time

(You're an angel, I sing for you)
(You're an angel, I keep you inside me)
(You're an angel who, just for me)
Can stop the time

(You're an angel, I sing for you)
(You're an angel, I keep you inside me)
You're an angel who, just for me
Can stop the time

(You're an angel, I sing for you)
You're an angel, I keep you inside me
You're an angel who, just for me
Can stop the time

Од утро до мрак во мисливе
на почетокот наш се сеќавам ,
кога од сон ме разбуди
со погледот душа ми отвори .

Посакав в миг да те имам
и вечно крај мене да си ти
а кога љубов ми подари
на душа белег ми остави .

Рефрен :
Ангел си јас пеам за тебе
ангел си ти те чувам во себе
ангел си ти кој само за мене
може да запре и време .

Патот по кој сега чекорам
со рози е послан и нема крај
а кога јас силно ќе те прегрнам
сенките две како една се знај .

А , љубовта обична
ја смени во посебна
ти си мојот благослов
кому дава живототм се во мој .

Рефрен :
Ангел си јас пеам за тебе
ангел си ти ме чуваш во себе
ангел си ти кој само за мене
може да запре и време.
Od utro do mrak vo mislive
Na pochetokot nas se sekjavam
Koga od son me razbudi
Go pogledot dusha mi otvori

Posakav v mig da te imam
I vechno kraj mene da si ti
A koga ljubov mi podari
Da dusha beleg mi ostavi

Refrain:
Angel si ti, jas peam za tebe
Angel si ti, te chuvam so sebe
Angel si ti, koj samo za mene
Moze da zapre i vreme


Patot po koj sega chekoram
So rosi e poslan i nema kraj
A koga jas silno ke te pregrnam
Senkite dve kako edna se znaj

A, ljubovta obichna
Ja smeni vo posebna
Ti si mojot blagoslov
Komu dava se e zhivototm so vo moj

Refrain:
Angel si ti, jas peam za tebe
Angel si ti, te chuvam so sebe
Angel si ti, koj samo za mene
Moze da zapre i vreme