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North Macedonia to use ESCZ style national final format?

North Macedonia will return to a national final for the first time since 2015

Today EurovisionFun.com reports, that North Macedonia will use a similar format as ESCZ to find their entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. Therefore a maximum of six songs will compete to represent the country in the contest with the winner being decided by a 50/50 jury- and televoting. Interested artists and songwriters have till January 16th to submit their proposal.

Who will represent North Macedonia?

A max of six songs will compete to represent North Macedonia at Eurovision. While the artist has to be a citizen of North Macedonia, while songwriters can be international. The winner of these up to six songs will be chosen by a 50/50 jury- & televoting split. The similarity to ESCZ will be the presentation of the acts. According to EurovisionFun, each act will record a video of their performance with the same or similar background or stage. Based on these clips the international jury and the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite.

Interested artists from North Macedonia or international songwriters can send their ideas to [email protected] until January 16th.

North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest

After an unsuccessful attempt in 1996, North Macedonia officially debuted at the 1998 contest with Vlado Janevski’s “Ne zori, zoro”. Since then, they have took part in the contest 19 times.

Before 2019, their best result was 12th place in 2006 when Elena Risteska participated with “Ninanajna”. However, in 2019, Tamara Todevska broke that record, placing 7th, with her song “Proud”. Tamara also managed to win the jury vote, topping Sweden who finished as the jury’s runner-up.

In 2021 Vasil represented North Macedonia in Rotterdam with “Here I Stand”. He finished 15th in the first Semi-Final with 23 points.

Are you looking forward to the Macedonian NF? Who do you want to take part? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news in the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, which is due to take place in Turin, Italy!

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Dominik Rössing

Hey, I'm Dominik from Germany. Watched my first Eurovision in 2003 and I was in love right away! Attended my first contest in 2011 and every contest since 2013. The same happened with Melodifestivalen. Started watching in 2006 and been to every final since 2017 and try to make it to at least one heat each year, too. After all, Melodifestivalen is the real deal ♥

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