Some weeks ago MRT, the national broadcaster of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, asked you to decide how—and whether—it should participate in Eurovision 2015. Well the public has spoken, and the country won’t withdraw from the competition, as more than 50% of voters responded that the show must go on (and with FYR Macedonia involved in it). MRT has also decided how it will select its representative: in the way you wanted!
“There were many who wanted the country to pull out of the contest, but there were more who want to see FYR Macedonia on the big stage in 2015,” says Maria Popova, a spokeswoman for MRT. The representative will be chosen through the established music festival Skopje Fest, using a classic 50% jury voting and 50% televoting system on November 13. In addition, MRT has announced that applications for Skopje Fest can be made until July 31, and not July 15 as they declared previously.
FYR Macedonia participated in Eurovision 2014 in Denmark with Tijana’s “To The Sky” which didn’t make it to the final. In 2015 we may see a more successful entry from Skopje Fest!