A total of 47 songs were submitted for North Macedonia’s national selection for Eurovision 2022. Now the broadcaster’s expert committee has culled the field to just six, as detailed on their official web site. The finalists are…
1. Kaly (Kalina Velkovska) — “Love and Light”
Music: Davor Jordanovski
Lyrics: Vesna Malinova
Arrangement: Nikola Vaskov – Nino, Davor Jordanovski, Petar Lukic
2. Yon Idy — “Dreams”
Music and lyrics: Yon Idy
Arrangement: Angel Kosev, Yon Idy
3. Lara Ivanova — “Flower of Sorrow”
Music: Robert Bilbilov
Lyrics: Robin Zimbakov
Arrangement: Robert Bilbilov and Darko Dimitrov
4. Viktor Apostolovski — “Superman”
Music: Vladimir Dojcinovski
Lyrics: Vladimir Dojcinovski and Viktor Apostolovski
Arrangement: Vladimir Dojcinovski
5. Andrea Koevska — “Circles”
Music: Aleksandar Masevski
Lyrics: Aleksandar Masevski and Andrea Koevska
Arrangement: Aleksandar Masevski
6. Ris Flower (Boris Cvetanovski) — “Flying to Berlin”
Music: Boris Cvetanovski
Lyrics: Boris Cvetanovski
Arrangement: Mustafa Janbazlar
North Macedonia’s national final for Eurovision 2022
The songs will be presented publicly on Friday, January 28 during the music programme Stisni Play on MTV, starting at 22:00 local time. Online voting will begin at that time and last for seven days — until February 4.
MRT is now busy finalising lyric videos that will be posted on the online platform for public voting.
The winner will be decided by a 50-50 combination of online voting, as well as an international jury.
The selection committee that narrowed the field of songs to just six included Eurovision 2017 alum and TV host Jana Burceska, along with journalists and music editors Meri Popova, Zoran Mircevski, Biljana Nikolovska, Aleksandra Jovanovska, Maja Trpchanovska, and Ardita Imeri.
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