And we’re off! The 2015 national final season has officially begun, with FYR Macedonia making a welcome return to the NF circuit after three consecutive internal selections. There was glitter and flashing lights aplenty, but the stakes were high. After intense competition between 20 acts, we’re pleased to report that Daniel Kajmakoski will represent FYR Macedonia at Eurovision 2015 with “Lisja esenski”. The entry is composed by Joacim Persson,with lyrics from Aleksandar Mitevski and Daniel Kajmakoski himself.
Daniel Kajmakoski “Lisja Esenski” Skopje Fest Winner 2014
Daniel Kajmakoski “Lisja Esenski” Studio Version
50% of the overall votes came from the televotes during tonight’s show, with the other 50% coming from the international expert jury panel, who based their votes on Tuesday night’s dress rehearsal.
Skopje Fest 2014 Results
In the end, Daniel won ahead of 2008 Eurovision participant Tamara Todevska. He finished 2nd with the international jury (10 points) and 1st on the televoting results (12 points), giving him a grand total of 22 points. Tamara took the jury top spot (12 points) but only finished 3rd on televoting (8 points), giving her a total of 20 points.
Guest performances during the show came from former Eurovision participants Karolina Goceva (2002, 2007) and Kaliopi (2012).
Tijana Dapcevic represented the country at Copenhagen with “To The Sky”, finishing 13th in the semi-final with 33 points. Will Daniel Kajmakoski do any better in Vienna?
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Photo: Screenshot via Youtube