Despite not competing in this year’s competition, North Macedonia continues to be active within the 2023 Pre-Party season. This time, EurovisionSpain has announced that North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2012 & 2016 representative Kaliopi will be among the perfromers at the Welcome Pre-Party on April 7.
Pre-Party ES 2023
About the Pre-Party: The Spanish Pre-Party in the capital of Spain will once again host the pre-party. The organizers of the event will invite all of the participating countries and will welcome all the interested participants with open arms to perform for the Spanish public.
Acts: For the Friday night, Megara (Benidorm Fest 2023), Rakky Ripper (Benidorm Fest 2023), Karmento (Benidorm Fest 2023) Aritz (Benidorm Fest 2023), Fusa Nocta (Benidorm Fest 2023), Meler (Benidorm Fest 2023) , E’FEMME (Benidorm Fest 2023), Sofia Martin (Benidorm Fest 2023), José Otero (Benidorm Fest 2023), and Kaliopi (North Macedonia 2012, 2016) are the acts confirmed so far.
Whilst for the Saturday night, Joker Out (Slovenia 2023), Gustaph (Belgium 2023), Monika Linkyte (Lithuania 2023), Alika (Estonia 2023) and Sudden Lights (Latvia 2023) are the only acts confirmed so far.
Tickets: Tickets for the event are now available to purchase. The prices for individual tickets and packs that are remaining are as follows:
- General Pack – €80 (tickets to General area for Friday and Saturday and for the After Parties)
- Family Pack – €65
- Unfortunately the Fan Zone packs have sold out
Tickets for PrePartyES 2023 can be purchased here.
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 2022, Andrea represented North Macedonia, singing her song “Circles”. Andrea performed in the second semi-final, finishing in 11th place out of 16. In total, Andrea received 76 points.
Will you be attending Pre-Party ES in Madrid? If you are, are you excited to see Kaliopi perform? Where does the song fall in your rankings? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we gear up for Eurovision 2023!
News Source: Eurovision-Spain
Photo Credit: EBU