Maja Odžaklievska or often credited as Maja Odzaklievska and Maja Odzaklijevska (Macedonian: Маја Оџаклиевска, Serbian: Маја Оџаклијевска; born April 21, 1954 in Skopje) is a Macedonian and Serbian singer and song-writer popular across the entire area of former Yugoslavia.
Maja Odžaklievska began her musical career as a 15-year-old girl, appearing at an audition for Radio Skopje. In 1970, she moved to Belgrade. Radoslav Grajić invited her to participate in the radio show "Maksimetar", which she won and then received a supporting role in an adaptation of "Rabelais" by Jean-Louis Barrault. She has participated in numerous festivals throughout the former Yugoslavia including several candidatures to represent Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
In 1982, Odžaklievska competed in Jugovizija with the song "Julija", scoring 57 points and placing second. She returned to the competition the following year in 1983 with the song "Lidu Lidu Du" and scored 46 points and placed third. In 1984, she entered Jugovizija once again with the song "Niki", scoring 51 points and placing second. Her final participation in Jugovizija was in 1988, performing "Te Ljubam Ludo" with the Slovenian group Gu-Gu. They scored 42 points and placed sixth.
In 1994, Odžaklievska won Skopje Fest with the song "Ne me dopiraj" composed by Grigor Koprov with lyrics by Odžaklievska herself.
In 2006, Odžaklievska took part in the selection to represent Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with the song "Koj pat da izberam". She finished ninth in a field of 20 songs.
On 2 March 2013, Maja competed in Beosong 2013, the national final to select the Eurovision entry for Serbia with the song "Anđeo s neba". Her song did not advance from the semifinal. ClearartWide ThumbFanartBanner User Comments