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FYR Macedonia’s MRTV opens submissions for Eurovision 2018

Macedonia’s National Broadcaster, MRTV, opens submissions window with the hopes of finding their next Eurovision Song Contest representative.

Despite being one of the few countries not to reveal any plans regarding their selection process for Eurovision, Macedonia has yet again decided for an internal pick of the artist and the song.

The way it works

Unlike previous years, MRTV has decided to shake things up and change their approach when it comes to selecting their entry. This time around, interested music producers and composers (local and international) can place their bid in the race, but MRTV will have the ultimate say when it comes to pairing the winning song with a performer.
A panel of music professionals will go through all the submissions and select their favorite entry.

The full set of rules

Interested composers/ music producers can partake by sending a finalized or a demo version of their song at MRTV’s e-mail address: [email protected] with the subject: ЗА ЕВРОСОНГ 2018 starting today.
With the submission, the broadcaster seeks the following information:

  • The names of the authors 
  • A short bio of the team
  • Song title
  • Lyrics
  • Contact information
  • A valid website or a social media account (Facebook, Twitter etc).

The submitted entries should follow the EBU  set of rules and regulations, meaning that they cannot be longer than three minutes or previously released.
The submissions window closes in exactly two weeks, on the 8th of February.

Macedonia at Eurovision

The small Balkan country started it’s Eurovision journey in the distant 1998 with Vlado Janveski’s “Ne Zori, Zoro”, finishing 19th with 16 points. Some of the more significant entries include “Life” by the late Tose Proeski, Elena’s “Ninanajna” and Kaliopi’s “Crno i Belo“.
This year, Jana Burceska failed to reach the final with her “Dance Alone” despite being a fan favorite. Jana finished 15th out of 18 competing songs in the second Semi-Final.

⇒ What our team had to say about “Dance Alone” in the Xtra Files here

What kind of a song should MRTV consider sending to Eurovision? Who would you like to see as Macedonia’s representative this year? What is your favorite entry of theirs in the contest so far?
Let us know what you think in the comments section below and on all social media such as Facebook and Twitter, at @ESCXTRA.

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