North Macedonia have made their decision. After a night of music in their selection show Za Evrosong 2022, Andrea emerged as the winner. She will represent the country at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Circles”.
The selection saw the six competing acts present their songs. A 50/50 jury and public vote decided the result.
After both Andrea and Viktor received the joint highest score, a tie-break was used to declare the winner. Since Andrea received more points from the jury, she was announced as the winner of Za Evrosong 2022.
Andrea – “Circles”
Za Evrosong 2022 Results
Each juror announced the rank order of their selection (1st place = 1, 6th place = 6 etc.). The ranks were then added together and the act with the lowest combined total received the top points from the jury.
- Andrea – 12 points
- LARA – 10 points
- Viktor – 8 points
- Yon Idy – 7 points
- Kaly – 6 points
- Ris Flower – 5 points
- Viktor – 12 points (12621 votes)
- Kaly – 10 points (7539 votes)
- Andrea – 8 points (4300 votes)
- Yon Idy – 7 points (3743 votes)
- Ris Flower – 6 points (1367 votes)
- LARA – 5 points (1186 votes)
- Andrea – 20 points
- Viktor – 20 points
- Kaly – 16 points
- LARA – 15 points
- Yon Idy – 14 points
- Ris Flower – 11 points
As a tie break, the act who received the higher vote from the jury was named the winner. Hence, Andrea was crowned the winner of Za Evrosong 2022.
What do you make of the Za Evrosong 2022 result? How do you think Andrea will do at Eurovision 2022 with “Circles”? Sound off in the comments below!
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After all the songs I heard till now, Albania is still the best!
Let me suggest an ear pick for you.
North Macedonia proving that the Benidorm fiasco, which includes politicians talking about it in Congress and Senate, is and probably will be the most pathetic tantrum of the season.
revamp will obviously do this song rly well if they do it right… make the drums bigger… could end up sounding like an EDEN/Eden Project song (which i guess is where the name is from lol) which could do rly well but at the moment its just not very impactful at all
Awfully pretentious and depressing
Wait, did Victor almost win and they didn’t let him? Another elimination for North Macedonia.
When there is a tie, the public vote wins. Why they changed the rule here?
The second semi is currently weaker with 2 NQs, NMK and IRL
This song is great. And Andrea voice Jury will love this. With good staging, Macedonia is Q
It’s not a really “ofgensive” song itself. But is sounds like something that came from the last decade and thus dated, while it fails to get you involved by any means. I ll be waiting for the revamp to judge it better but as for now it sounds like a certain NQ for me. Superman would be also a NQ as there is no song there but at least would be something amusing for the semifinal.
What a year… Bulgaria, N.Macedonia, Moldova and Ireland are all bad or average at the best. None of them has the level to make a Eurovision final if you ask me.
On the other hand I find Albania, Czech Republic and Spain better than last year.
Albania is bad. Don’t get the hype.
Well I’m not a fan of the song but I find it okay and better than last year song. It’s more ambitious.
Lol – my two favourite songs tied for the win. I’m happy for Andrea, but I admit I also kinda wish Victor won instead. Still – congrats N. Macedonia!
I thought that the public vote always decides in a tie break.. I’m a bit confused
I guess this selection decide to have the jury be the tiebreaker. It’s the same thing in Lithuania. If there’s a tie, the jury plays tiebreaker
We got our second sure non-qualifier of the season. Oh well. Next.
16 countries will fail to qualify in the end. That’s unavoidable.
It’s true. We need songs for the semis too.
That was Moldova, darling
Didn’t expect her to win but oh god I’m so glad she won! 😀
Juries saving the season, we love to see it
Since the first listen I prefer Andrea and I am so happy she made it..
Wow. So many countries are really starting to believe that juries should have the ultimate say over their OWN VIEWERS about what song should represent them.
It’s a really sad state of affairs.
But oh yeah, N.Macedonia our most obvious NQer so far.
Eurovision 2022 hasn’t been strong so far. Hope the internal selections can be better.
Did not expect that but it is quite a nice song! Good luck
I absolutely despise Superman but at least it would’ve been entertaining car crash, this is very middle of the road and does nothing for me. Yes it’s a nice song, but what else is there?
good song, good voice but I think that in the contest, it will unfortunately be forgotten….
I wanted Lara and I was sad for a moment, but this is still much better choice than Supermen lol
Don’t want to be salty but this is a NQ
There were a lot of public votes for a country of 2 million of people
Lots of people are reporting that the voting system was hacked/rigged as people were able to vote multiple times for the same singer, which explains why a trashy and cheesy song like Superman was able to get #1 in online voting, and it also explains why Lara got last place in online voting even though her video was the one with most views and most likes…. Shameful display from the MRT channel
Yey, I like “Circles.” 🙂
Not a bad choice. I can picture the juries giving this lots of love.
I really really like “Circles”. Not sure about her chances in Turin, though. We’ll see. Good luck to North Macedonia from Germany 🙂
The best song from this bunch, although I doubt if it will be very competitive in Turin.
I just think this is too much… Every single national final this year gave more power to the jury than to the public. Will public start to loose interest in their own songs and candidates since their voice has been constatly pushed down by the jury? Will EBU make new rules? Cause Eurovision was meant for the public not for the same Jury that keeps poping up in every other selection and changing the result PEOPLE WANTED heavily (looking at you HoD of Iceland, which will probably be a jury in Melfest too). It’s just too much and EBU should… Read more »
Having in mind that Ireland too gave more power (67%) to the jury than to the public
To be fair, ever since the introduction of the jury as it stands today in Eurovision, we haven’t had a single joke entry compete (at least to the degree of what those were back in the late 2000’s). The juries are great to break away regional fandom voting, which in most cases does not translate at all to the actual show. I mean, just look at Czech in 2020 when Benny Cristo only won because he was the one with the strongest fanbase in the line up, yet the majority of Czech people seem to dread the goddamn song lol.
Was it a bad song? No, the people still choose a good song. I’m not saying that the juries are not needed, but giving them this much power over the whole nation is something to be thought about. That said th jury should exist so we don’t have that big amount of joke entries but still they (the joke entries) will pop up in every edition of the contest nevertheless, but the public should have an equal decision in the NFs and in the matter of ties it should outweight the jury vote, something that neither Lithuania does nor Macedonia… Read more »
At least Finland’s televote’s worth more than the jury vote this year
It is simply impossible that Lara got fewer votes from the public than Fly to Berlin. It’s time for MKRTV to introduce the demoscopic vote from Sanremo i Benidorm.
Rigged online voting, people were able to vote multiple times for the same singer, which explains why Viktor’s troll-trash song ranked 1#…
I’m happy that Circles won, for me it was the strongest song of the selection by a mile! It’s far too early to say how it’ll do in Turin, but I’m excited to see what they do with the song on stage. I’d also go as far to say it’s my favourite entry from North Macedonia in recent years! Good luck!
Good song, nice lyrics good luck N. Macedonia 🙂
I’m glad she’s going to Turin. It’s waaaay better than “Supercringe”
Best so far <3
In my opinion, this was the best song in their selection. Andrea’s voice is interesting and the whole thing sounds very personal to her. I’m just afraid this is a song with very low televote potential, so she’ll need to bring the juries to her side.
It’s not a terrible song but safe to say it’s an instant non qualification.
You can hardly call this “bad”, cause it isn’t. But I have my doubts about her chances at Eurovision. Never the less, i wish her all the best.
Yeah this is a credible effort. If it does poorly, it’ll be because it’s deemed too safe, but I can this being a borderline qualifier.
Has potential with a good revamp, the song as it is right now, it’s not bad it just doesn’t stand out enough.
Blah, this is one of those songs that will battle with Bulgaria for the wallflower of the year award. Not bad, but not great either.
I really like the song but it needs a revamp so North Macedonia can improve their chances to qualify
Congrats to Andrea however I’m questioning the Public vote fly to Berlin over Lara
I’m so glad Viktor didn’t win. What a douchebag.
Why is he a douchebag, what did I miss?
Look at his instagram. Typical self-obsessed douche. It’s written all over him.
A pop star who is self-obsessed? Wow, that is something I have never seen before! Doesn’t it come with the territory?
Oh so it’s just your opinion, next time write “He looks like a douchebag to me” or “In my opinion he acts like a douchebag”. Thanks.
Strange way to choose the song for Eurovision. No live performance, only audio studio versions. How could jury and audience evaluate it in the context of live performance on Eurovision? In my opinion, even if the song is good, it’s total unreliable choice.
I guess Macedonians are mad and will start complaining because the winner only rank 3rd in the televote. Oh, wait! That’s only salty fellow Spaniards, okeeeey.
It’s not a good look for North Macedonia either to have a representative which got only one-third of the votes of the public’s favorite – it wasn’t even close!
I’m glad the balding Superman didn’t win. That song felt like a cheap Gangnam Style ripoff. Andrea’s song was definitely the best of the (weak) bunch.
Balding is not always bad. Some guys can pull it off. The guy looks good. No shame.
pretty_polly has written “the balding Superman” only to offend Viktor. That’s so sad :((
The funny thing is, this is the type of song from Eastern Europe that would end up getting played on radio stations in my country and be heard ad infinitum during children’s birthday parties I kid you not. Hehe
How did North Macedonia manage to pick the worst song out of the 6?
Its even worse than Superman and that was awful.
Lara’s song was the only one I would have been able to tolerate and she wasnt even top 3.
I mean given that Vasil was a hopeless case, this is actually a big step up again in that it is not hopeless.
This is a song only a jury can save. No way televoters would be into this. But Semi 2 is such an open semi without most of the powerhouses. And the second half of that semi is an anything-can-happen situation where only Sweden has been a consistent qualifier. I’m thinking there will be lots of ballads with Belgium, Montenegro, N Macedonia. Seems the Polish front runner is a ballad too.
I mean even in a weak semi final this is not a song I could imagine fighting for that 8th-12th place but more something that would struggle getting higher than 15th-18th
Happy she’s won, but puzzled about Lara’s score. Superman would be fun for a minute, but on the ESC stage, the fun would quickly wear off. Rooting for Andrea!
Eurovision needs to be worried about all these juries overriding the public vote. I think they run the risk of forgetting who the contest is for…and ending up with a boring contest that no-one watches.
As it happens, I’m not too upset as Circles was my number 2, but I am worried about this trend to overrule the public – it could eventually backfire
I agree. In a country where the public interest is scarce, this alienates them even more.
This is true 100%
With Ireland now too heading that way with 67% points coming from the juries…
Can’t wait to hear the final version. I love this song. Good job N Macedonia
Hehehe, rules of Za Evrosong stated that songs submitted should be final entries. So, I expect minor or no final changes to this version.
My picks were between Viktor, Kaly or Jon Idy. Any of those three feel more Macedonian to my ears.