After opening its search for its next Eurovision entry, MRT has now revealed the six participants who are still in the running to represent North Macedonia at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest have been revealed.
The lucky six participants
MRT has revealed that it has received 47 entries during the submission period, with an expert jury then shortlisting the entries to just six.
|Andrea||“Circles”||Aleksandar Masevski||Aleksandar Masevski, Andrea||Aleksandar Masevski|
|Ris Flower||“Flying to Berlin”||Ris Flower||Ris Flower||Mustafa Cambazlar|
|Kaly||“Love and Light”||Davor Jordanovski||Vesna Malinova||Nikola Vaskov, Nino, Davor Jordanovski, Petar Lukjikj|
|Lara||“Flower of Sorrow”||Robert Bilbilov||Robin Zimbakov||Robert Bilbilov, Darko Dimitrov|
|Viktor Apostolovski||“Superman”||Vladimir Dojcinovski||Vladimir Dojcinovski, Viktor Apostolovski||Vladimir Dojcinovski|
|Yon Idy||“Dreams”||Yon Idy||Yon Idy||Angel Kjosev, Yon Idy|
The entries for North Macedonia’s selection will be presented on the 28th of January in the television show “Stinsi Play” at 22:00CET, where they will be presented in the form of Lyric Videos. Online voting (which accounts for 50% of the overall vote) would then be opened for seven days and will close on the 4th of February.
North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2022 representative will be selected via a mixture of the online vote (50%) which would then be combined with the International Jury vote (50%). The act with the highest amount of votes overall will represent the nation in Turin.
North Macedonia’s Eurovision Journey
The upcoming year will see North Macedonia’s 21st participation at Eurovision. The ex-Yugoslav nation made its formal debut in the Contest in 1998 with Vlado Janevski’s “Ne zori, zoro”. Performing last, North Macedonia finished 19th out of 25.
Following Kaliopi’s participation in 2012 with “Crno i Belo”, North Macedonia began a 6-year non-qualification streak. Tamara Todevska’s participation in 2019 broke the streak with her song, “Proud” – which finished in 7th place, winning the jury vote.
In 2021, Vasil represented North Macedonia, after his initial participation was hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. Singing “Here I Stand”, Vasil performed in the first semi-final, finishing in 15th place out of 16. In total, Vasil received 23 points.
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News Source: MRT
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