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Andrea wins Za Evrosong 2022 with “Circles”

This is North Macedonia's first publicly-selected entry since 2015

North Macedonia has become the latest country to confirm their entry for Eurovision 2022. Andrea will be bringing “Circles” to Turin in May. This is North Macedonia’s first publicly-selected entry since 2015.

Last Friday, MRT released the six songs in contention to represent North Macedonia in Turin. Like the Czech Republicโ€™s ESCZ, the release was accompanied by the launch of an online voting platform. The voting window was one week from the release of the songs โ€“ from 28th January at 22:00 CET until today (4th February).

Public votes accounted for half of the final result, and the other half was obtained from the votes of an international expert jury. The votes from the online voting and the votes of the international expert jury were converted into points, according to the Eurovision voting principle (50:50).

The winner was announced live during a special broadcast on Stisni Play.

The entries in contention were as follows:

  1. Kaly โ€“ Love and Light
  2. Yon Idy โ€“ Dreams
  3. LARA โ€“ Flower of Sorrow
  4. Viktor Apostolovski โ€“ Superman
  5. Andrea โ€“ Circles
  6. Ris Flower โ€“ Flying To Berlin

And here were the full results:

RankArtistSongJuryOnline voteTotal
1AndreaCircles124300 (8)20
2Viktor Apostolovski Superman812621 (12)20
3KalyLove and Light67539 (10)16
4Lara IvanovaFlower of Sorrow101186 (5)15
5Yon IdyDreams73743 (7)14
6Ris FlowerFlying to Berlin51367 (6)11

Even though there was a tie in the top 2 (with Viktor winning the online vote), it was the jury vote that broke the tie and secured Andrea’s victory.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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