MRT, the public broadcaster of Macedonia, has today confirmed that it will sing at Eurovision 2016. However, as kurir.mk reports, MRT will not use Skopje Fest as its national selection. As you’ll recall, that event, which resulted in Daniel Kajmakoski’s selection last year, was marred by allegations of vote rigging and police inquiries. Looks like MRT wants to wipe the slate clean…

How they will choose their act is yet to be decided.

Skopje Fest

MRT has plenty of reasons to start anew — and it’s not just because Daniel crashed out of the semis. The result of last year’s national selection was called into question less than 24 hours after the result.

According to Macedonian website vest.mk, the police were called in to investigate voting fraud. A number of locations across Skopje were searched after the show, resulting in the seizure of over 1,000 phone cards. The Ministry for Internal Affairs confirmed that several individuals had been interviewed in connection with the matter, including owners of the show’s production company and songwriters.

Kurir later reported that police identified “four people suspected of criminal association and computer fraud in connection with the results for the first three places in Skopje Fest selection for Eurovision song.” In total police identified 14 people who were hired to send messages during the voting.

Daniel Kajmakoski, it should be noted, was never accused of wrongdoing.

So what do you think? How should FYR Macedonia choose their entry? Should they go internal or stage another selection show?

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Levi
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Levi

Nade Talevska, Viktorija Loba, Nade Talevska or Kaliopi would be wonderful picks.

D
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D

I’d love to see Viktorija Loba or Tamara Todevska (as a soloist this time) sing for Macedonia this year.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Daniel’s original performance was great, but the changes he made for Eurovision were.. questionable, at best.

Deniz
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Deniz

Very happy with this news! They are one of my favourite countries in Eurovision.

Adam
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Adam

They should send Lozano. His *own* performance in 2013 was amazing, I love his voice it’s so unique! But whenever Ezma or whatever her name was started singing, it ruined the act…

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

I hope they don’t do an internal selection… this makes it sound like they are though

Marcus (Day One)
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Marcus (Day One)

Macedonia should use a song format similar to Serbia’s Beosong.
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Maybe have 10 songs in a semi and use 50/50 voting to decide the top 4 and then maybe an additional televote to decide a wildcard.

In the final maybe have 40% jury 40% televote and 20% international juries.

And in the event of a tie public vote takes priority.

jr esc nl
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jr esc nl

Yay! I hope they will be able to send something that can top kaliopi and make macedonias best result ever!

Zigg
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Zigg

KALIOPII PLS