Zoran Zaev met with Tamara Todevska to congratulate her on the good result at the Eurovision song contest. Tamara won the most points from the jury but failed to make headway with voters across Europe and was eventually ranked seventh.

Zaev’s PR machine used Tamara’s Eurovision bid as a platform to promote the use of the name “North Macedonia” across Europe. This caused a reaction among Macedonians living abroad, who could vote for Tamara but many of them publicly refused to do so, and demanded that the singer uses “Macedonia” when speaking about her country.