Today (28th January), the nat broadcaster responsible for the North Macedonian participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, MRT have revealed the 6 songs that will compete in their National Final ”Za Evrosong 2022”. The national final will take place next Friday (4th February).
The 6 competing acts and songs are as follows. You can listen to them all here and vote:
1. Kaly – Love and Light
Music: Davor Jordanovski Lyrics: Vesna Malinova
2. Yon Idy – Dreams
Music & Lyrics: Yon Idy
3. LARA – Flower of Sorrow
Music: Robert Bilbilov Lyrics: Robin Zimbakov
4. Viktor Apostolovski – Superman
Music: Vladimir Dojcinovski Lyrics: Vladimir Dojcinovski and Viktor Apostolovski
5. Andrea – Circles
Music: Aleksandar Masevski Lyrics: Aleksandar Masevski and Andrea Koevska
6. Ris Flower – Flying To Berlin
Music: Boris Cvetanovski Lyrics: Boris Cvetanovski
Behind the songs we find many songwriters who already have experience in Eurovision Song Contest or Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Davor Jordanovski co-wrote North Macedonia’s Eurovision entry “Here I Stand” last year, while Vesna Malinova has taken part in North Macedonia’s national selection several times before as a songwriter. She was also one of the songwriters of Bulgaria’s Junior Eurovision entry in 2021. Kalina Velkovska represented North Macedonia in 2016 as Kaliopi’s backing vocalist and the next year she was one of the jury members at the Eurovision Song Contest for North Macedonia.
Robert Bilbilov co-wrote North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2019 entry “Proud” and their Junior Eurovision entry “Green Forces” in 2021. He was also one of the jury members at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Robin Zimbakov also worked on “Green Forces” with Robert Bilbilov.
Vladimir Dojcinovski was among the songwriters of North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2011 entry “Rusinka” and Montenegro’s 2008 entry “Zauvijek volim te”. Aleksandar Masevski wrote two Junior Eurovision entries for North Macedonia, in 2016 and in 2017. He also was one of the jury members at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
You can only vote once for one song. The voting platform will be open seven days from the release of the songs, from 28th January at 22:00 until 4th February.
Public votes are half of the final result, and the other half will be obtained from the votes of an international expert jury. The votes from the online voting and the votes of the international expert jury will be converted into points, according to the Eurovision voting principle (50:50).
North Macedona in Eurovision Song Contest
The last time North Macedonia held a national final was six years ago. In 2014 to select their 2015 entry MRT held the “Skopje Fest”. The winner was Daniel Kajmakoski with the song “Lisja esenski” that later became “Autumn Leaves”. The song failed to qualify for the final after coming 15th with 26 points.
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