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A convincing win in last year’s X Factor Adria’s 1st series secured Daniel Kajmakoski Macedonia a safe place and numerous fans in the highly competitive music stardom of the region.

Daniel (31) is a Macedonian-born pop & rock singer, composer, songwriter, and guitar and piano player living in Vienna, which is precisely where he will be taking Macedonia this coming May, vying in the Eurovision Song Contest with Autumn Leaves.

After a host of appearances in music talent shows across Austria, Macedonia, and Bulgaria, his breakthrough as a composer came in 2011, thanks to a huge hit (Ne se vrakjas/You Are Not Coming Back)  performed by seasoned Macedonian singer Karolina Goceva (ESC 2002 and 2007).

In 2013 he auditioned for X Factor Adria and amazed both the jury and the audience with his very first performance of Daniel Merriweather’s song Red. His brilliant performances revealed a mature self-confident singer who owns the stage in a very special way. After his triumph last March, Daniel has been unstoppable.

He has since released a single (Skopje-Beograd), a duet with Zeljko Joksimovic (ESC 2004 and 2012), and a song (Ne mogu protiv srca svog/I Can’t Go Against My Heart) from the “We’ll Be World Champions” movie soundtrack, which topped the MTV Adria chart for weeks.

A song released as Daniel’s Christmas gift for his fans (Za mig/For a Moment), a duet with Tamara Todevska (ESC 2008), turned into yet another big success.

In January Daniel joined a diverse team of world-famous singers at the Grand Opening of the Men’s Handball World Championship in Doha.

This ambitious award-winner for best singer and most popular performer in Macedonia is currently amid demanding preparations for his first album.