Less than five months after the 2014 edition in Copenhagen, Macedonia’s preparations for the upcoming contest in May are already well underway. Today, the Macedonian broadcaster MRT announced the 20 hopefuls that will be competing for a ticket to Vienna. Over 200 songs were submitted to the competition.

After having stuck to internal selections in the past few years, the traditional Skopje Fest will be used to determine the Macedonian representative for 2015. The show is scheduled to take place on 12 November in the Metropolis Arena in Skopje. The voting system will be a 50/50 combination of televotes and jury votes.

1. Risto Samardziev & Vlatko Ilievski – North-South
2. Lena Zatkoska – Hello
3. Aleksandra Janeva – In Your World
4. Nade Talevska – I Know
5. Sanja Gjoshevska – I Want To Fly
6. Viktorija Loba – I’m Missing Someone Like You
7. Goran Naumovski & Sanja Kerkez – A Moment Without You
8. Lidija Kochovska & Marjan Stojanovski – Sunshine Through The Clouds
9. Vera Jankovikj – I Want To Fly
10. Evgenija Chanchalova – If I Don’t Love You
11. Daniel Kajmakoski – Perfect Storm
12. Tamara Todevska – Sinking Ship
13. Aleksandar Tarabunov & Toni Mihajlovski – Maria
14. Dimitar Andonovski – Everything I Promised
15. Verica Pandilovska – Just For You
16. Tanja Carovska – I Miss You Like Hell
17. Myatta – Deep Down Inside Me
18. Joce Panov – Neither “L” Form Love
19. Aleksandra Mihova – Heart Keeps Memories
20. Sasho Gigov-Gish – Blues

This year, the established artist Tijana Dapčević was internally selected by MRT to represent her home country Macedonia in Copenhagen. Her song To The Sky unfortunately didn’t manage to qualify for the grand final. Watch Tijana’s performance here!

 

Which of these artists do you want to see as Macedonian representative in 2015? Maybe even Tijana’s sister Tamara Todevska? Let us know in the comments below or join the discussion on our forum!

 

Source: eurovision.tv • Picture courtesy: Sander Hesterman (EBU)

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