MRT, the North Macedonian broadcaster responsible for the country’s Eurovision participation, has announced the six songs that will be competing in the national final Za Evrosong. They are:
(Find link to their Spotify pages by clicking the names below.)
- Kalina Velkovska AKA Kaly, “Love and Light”
- Yon Idy, “Dreams”
- Lara Ivanova, “Flower of Sorrow”
- Viktor Apostolovski, “Superman”
- Andrea Koevska, “Circles”
- Boris Cvetanovski AKA Ris Flower, “Flying To Berlin”
This wouldn’t be the first trip to Eurovision for a couple of the competing artists. Both Lara and Kalina have attended as members of the North Macedonian jury. In addition, Kalina was a backing singer for Kaliopi at the 2016 contest. The creative teams behind these entries are also full of recent contest veterans, including songwriters who contributed to “Proud” (Eurovision 2019), “Here I Stand” (Eurovision 2021), and “Green Forces” (Junior Eurovision 2021).
Similar to ESCZ, Czech Republic’s national selection method, this final is online only. Next Friday, January 28, MRT will open the voting portal and premiere lyrics videos for all six songs. Voting will be open for seven days. The winner will be decided via a 50/50 split of public and jury voting. The seven-member jury consists of a number of North Macedonian music journalists, as well as Jana Burčeska, the Eurovision veteran who competed with the song “Dance Alone” in 2017.
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