As reported earlier, North Macedonia will be returning to a national final format to choose their next Eurovision artist. The submission period is still open until january 16th, so artists can continue to apply if interested. Once the submission period closes, MRT will pick six entries to advance to the final round of the selection.
It would appear that more details have been revealed related to how this national will work. According to Eurovisionfun, MRT plans to use an online national final format similar to the Czech national final ESCZ. This means that each of the six selected artists would likely record live studio/stage performances of their song, and these recordings will be used over music videos to facilitate voting. ESCZ chose this route over music videos so that voters would be able to see and vote using live performances over music videos.
It would also appear that “Eurosong 2022” might serve as the national final’s title. MRT is hopeful that arranging this national final will help them to select the best representative for Eurovision, and also grow interest and following in the show moving forward.
The winner of the national final will be decided by a 50% jury vote and a 50% public vote. An official date for the national selection has not been announced.