North Macedonia Vasil First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

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.

Do you recognise any of the names? Who excited you the most? Let us know in the comments box below. 

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Martin
Martin
4 months ago

Lara, Andrea and Yon are very promising! Tho, the composers of Flower Of Sun are very good at what they do, I believe this one will be the best out of all the songs. Plus, Lara is a young new artist that is very popular nowadays here in North Macedonia and knows how to perform live! Wish them all luck!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

2022 is critical to determine North Macedonia’s Eurovision direction–was 2019 a one-off fluke of success or was 2021 a one-off slip down? We’ll see when the songs are out.

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esc_fl
4 months ago

Was hoping for a Macedonian title but can’t make any judgments without hearing the songs!

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

I didn’t expect North Macedonia to turn things around, but it seems they’re doing so and I’ll be looking forward to see what they got in store. Hopefully, they’re taking the Finland route instead of the Irish one.

Zlatko
4 months ago

Lara with a song by Darko and Robert will deliver a power ballad for the win! Hoping she’ll sing in Macedoniam though.

Id1507
Id1507
4 months ago
Reply to  Zlatko

I’d like to hear something like “Koj e kriv’

Zlatko
4 months ago
Reply to  Id1507

With a title Flower of sorrow, it’s bound to be devastating, but surely in a good way – like Duša

Yudhistira Mahasena
3 months ago
Reply to  Zlatko

Me too, I was thinking the same. I think Lara should sing in Macedonian instead of English. The last time we heard Macedonian in Eurovision was in 2016 (“Dona” was a masterpiece), and “Flower of sorrow” has a Macedonian version.

And at just 18 years old, Lara will prove that it’s time for the youth to prevail at Eurovision. She can give North Macedonia its first Eurovision win!

ESCxBalkans22
ESCxBalkans22
4 months ago

Another Albanian Yon Idy, great singer!

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

I love these compact national finals with all local artists. Sometimes, if they’re good enough, six songs is all you need!

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Ireland has just six songs for its selection, and most of them are Kinda meh. We’ll see if North Macedonia will go the Finland or Ireland route.

MTD
MTD
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Hopefully the Finland route.

DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

It can only get better then last year so I have hope… Really interested to see if North Macedonia is able to turn things around..
Btw Tijana Dapcevic (North Macedonia 2014) is in the running for Serbia instead of Stefan Zdravkovic who pulled out.

Last edited 4 months ago by DonutLover
lisa thompson
lisa thompson
4 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

Great Voice. Loved *To the sky* and she is Tamera’s Sister.

Yudhistira Mahasena
4 months ago

The composer and lyricist of Lara Ivanova’s “Flower of sorrow” also composed last year’s Macedonian entry for Junior Eurovision, “Green forces” by the teenage co-ed group Dajte Muzika. I haven’t listened to the song, tho’, but I think it’s winner material for Za Evrosong 2022 and can represent North Macedonia in Turin.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

Let’s hope this group of songs will be better than last year’s entry, and Might give North Macedonia a chance to qualify.

Jezinky
Jezinky
4 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Welllll it’s not a difficult task to do it better than last year tho…

Jack Popfield
Jack Popfield
4 months ago

Sounds very promising, I appreciate how all songs were written without help outside the Balkans. North Macedonia having one of the best NFs of the year would be another unusual landmark I wouldn’t have guessed or imagined before.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Jack Popfield

If the songs turned out to be actually good. Let’s wait until they’re released before we make that judgment.

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4 months ago

Very excited for Lara and Yon! I’ve listened to their other songs and they seem perfect for eurovision

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

I mean Darko’s working on Lara’s song so that’s something.
Otherwise, new and exciting stuff. :3

Antonio
Antonio
4 months ago

Lara <3

Last edited 4 months ago by Antonio
Aria
Aria
4 months ago

It can only get better than Vasil right?

ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago
Reply to  Aria

It’s pretty clear that Vasil hit rock bottom for North Macedonia

Ema
Ema
4 months ago

All are youner artist. Nice job Macedonia!