Andrea (Macedonian singer)

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Andrea Koevska
Андреа Коевска
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Background information
Born (2000-02-14) February 14, 2000 (age 22)
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
Years active2020–present

Andrea Koevska (Macedonian: Андреа Коевска; born 14 February 2000),[1] best known under her mononym Andrea, is a Macedonian singer. She represented North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with "Circles".[2]

Early life

Andrea was born in Skopje on 14 February 2000. At the age of five, she was inspired by the musical scene in Harlem, New York.[3]

Career

While posting short videos of herself singing famous pop and rock songs, producer Aleksandar Masevski noticed her and offered Andrea to collaborate with him.[1][4]

2022: Eurovision Song Contest

In 2022, Andrea was selected to represent North Macedonia after winning the national selection, Za Evrosong 2022. As there was a tie for first place, Andrea was declared the winner as she received maximum points from the international jury.[2] At Eurovision, Andrea performed on 12 May 2022, in the second semi-final.[5] She failed to qualify to the grand final, finishing 11th out of 18 participants.

During the "Turquoise Carpet" event which preceded the Opening Ceremony of the contest on 8 May 2022, Andrea was seen throwing the flag of North Macedonia onto the floor during a photoshoot with the press. The Macedonian broadcaster MRT later published a statement condemning her action, describing it as "desecration of a national symbol, which is punishable by Macedonian law". MRT threatened to withdraw Andrea from the contest. Andrea immediately issued a statement on national television, apologising for her actions and stating that she simply meant to hand the flag to a member of the delegation, who was too far away.[6]

Artistry

Influences

While living in New York, she was exposed to a variety of genres that inspire her music today, such as gospel, R&B, pop, and pop-punk.[7] She has also cited Lauryn Hill and Hayley Williams as being some of her musical inspirations.

Personal life

Andrea's mother is a physician and her father is a law professor.[7] Her grandfather, who died when she was nine, is said to have been the primary source of Andrea's passion in music.[4] When she is not recording music or performing, Andrea is practicing her love of the martial art Muay Thai or taking care of her dog Moe.[7]

Discography

Singles

References

  1. ^ a b "Нов проект на Андреа со оркестарски верзии на нејзините песни". МКД.мк (in Macedonian). Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  2. ^ a b Farren, Neil (2022-02-04). "🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Andrea to Eurovision 2022". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  3. ^ "Track of the Day: Andrea - I Know". The Other Side Reviews. 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  4. ^ a b "Andrea Sings Through Heartbreak With New Single "I Don't Know Your Name"". Infrared Magazine. Archived from the original on 2020-12-20. Retrieved 2022-02-04.
  5. ^ "🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Who is Andrea?". 14 February 2022.
  6. ^ "[UPD] MRT considering withdrawing Andrea from Eurovision following 'flag scandal', apology issued". ESCXTRA.com. 2022-05-08. Retrieved 2022-05-08.
  7. ^ a b c Carter, William (2022-02-06). "North Macedonia: Five Things to Know About Andrea". ESCUnited. Retrieved 2022-02-14.
  8. ^ "Premiere: I Know — Andrea — BlackPlastic.co.uk". BlackPlastic.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  9. ^ Martin, Ryan (2020-12-15). "First Listen: Andrea - I Don't Know Your Name - Jammerzine". jammerzine.com. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  10. ^ Thomson, Zangba (2021-04-02). "Andrea releases an appealing music video for her "Talk to Me" single". Bong Mines Entertainment. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  11. ^ Christou, Costa (2022-02-04). "Andrea wins Za Evrosong 2022 with "Circles"". ESCXTRA.com. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBA