Kaliopi Bukle was born on the 28th of December 1966 in Ohrid. Her first musical action was to join the Zlatno Slavejče, a festival for children, at the age of 10. She won the festival with her song Mojata učitelka. She had a good musical education in her early ages.
In 1984, she formed a group called Kaliopi with Romeo Grill. They have led an active musical life joining several festivals and giving concerts. They also have released two albums. At the peek of their careers Grill and Bukle moved to Switzerland. After a long absence from the music scene and the breakup of Yugoslavia, the band officially split up. Kaliopi has been leading her solo career since 1996 with several festival participations, singles and albums. Her latest album Melem was released in 2013.
Twice, did she represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest – although it could have been three times. In 1996, she was set to be the country’s first representative, but unfortunately a pre-qualification round stopped that dream. Instead, we saw her in 2012 and 2016. In the 2012, she finished 13th in the final and in 2016 with the song Dona, she unfortunately failed to qualify from the semi-final.