At the start of February, Andrea was selected to represent North Macedonia at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Circles”. Now a month later the singer has shared the music video for her entry.

The music video for “Circles” features Andrea walking around a city. We see her singing in front of a number of backgrounds – including a block of flats, a train station, a bridge and the high street.

For the final 40 seconds, we move to a round concrete structure lit up with blue lights. Andrea performs on a podium in middle of it all.

Andrea – “Circles” music video

The music video also comes with a newly revamped version of “Circles”.

Andrea hasn’t reinvented the wheel – she’s deemed it to be plenty fine as it is. However, there are subtle changes in production.

The most notable change is in the bridge, which now has extra ad-lib sections from Andrea before transitioning into the final chorus.

Those who were watching Romania’s national selection Selecția Națională 2022 will have already heard this new revamp. Andrea performed the new version of “Circles” as an interval act – her first live rendition of the song.

Selecția Națională 2022 live performance

North Macedonia at Eurovision 2022

North Macedonia selected Andrea as their act for Eurovision 2022 through the show Za Evrosong 2022.

The selection saw the six competing acts judged by a 50/50 split of a jury and public vote. 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.

“Circles” was composed by Aleksandar Masevski. The lyrics were also written by Aleksandar, along with Andrea herself.

At Eurovision 2022 in Turin, North Macedonia are scheduled to perform in the second half of the second semi-final on 12 May.

What do you think of the “Circles” music video? Are you happy with how Andrea has revamped the song? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jack
4 months ago

Not saying it’s a bad song but this girl looks miserable, like she doesn’t even want to be there. I know she’s trying to portray emotion but she just looks so miserable and it’s a bit of whiny song. Will be shocked if it qualifies. Quite boring actually

Ben
Ben
4 months ago

What city is that?

Masyn
Masyn
4 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Skopje

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

I’m glad they made it more professional, even if I don’t like what they did with the bridge. Things aren’t looking great to North Macedonia, but there’s something so genuine about Andrea, maybe she finds a way to connect with the audience.

Amy Kelly
4 months ago

Yes, the song “goes around in circles” and maybe that’s intentional…but yes, at the “test my limits*, I wanted something with a punch towards the end.

Im so fab
Im so fab
4 months ago

I like it, but I don’t think she will qualify.

David
David
4 months ago

Could do well with the juries like 2019

STOP THE WAR
STOP THE WAR
4 months ago

Lovely voice, meh song

Safiya
Safiya
4 months ago

I feel that this song might be a dark horse this year. I only listened to it once and I was not crazy about it but it stayed with me and I still remembered it. The more I listen, the more I like it. And what I like the most is that she is really emotional. It just feels genuine.

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago

Armenia 2019 syndrome ? Calm down girl.

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Excuse you? Where did being zen ever get anyone? To sleep. GET HIM ANDREA!

Robert
Robert
4 months ago

Not feeling it unfortunately..

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

I’m really surprised that this song is not getting more traction. It feels very authentic and genuine, which makes sense as I believe it is based on personal experiences in Andrea’s life. It is certainly one of my favorites this year.

potaxio
potaxio
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I agree! It has all the necessary ingredients to be a song loved by the community and what I love the most is how heartfelt it is

Una
Una
4 months ago

The song is not my cuppa, however: I shall rank the song for it’s Andrea’s and for my respect towards the national broadcaster for keeping with their national identity. I really hope North Macedonia will be acknowledged and that they will qualify to the GF. I understand the message of the song but I think the performance should be mellowed down. I watched the original video and Andrea looked too tense and angry for lack of a better word. Her body language reminded me to some extent of Armenia 2019 and we all know that it didn’t qualify despite the… Read more »

Aeria
Aeria
4 months ago

People overlook this song so much. I hope Andrea makes the final. She deserves it.

Mircs
Mircs
4 months ago

Thank you Jonathan for covering and writing about North Macedonia. I was wondering why – in comparison to other countries revamps and entries (even National Final) – North Macedonia’s official entry didn’t got attention or recognition since it was released yesterday. That said, it’s a slight revamp but didn’t went into the wrong direction for me. The song itself is enjoyable yet not the strongest one. I really wish that it will qualify, but only see it in the final with a great and thoughtful staging and good vocal performance. In the past North Macedonia had good songs (2017 /… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
4 months ago

I hope people won’t run in circles trying to attack Andrea over this song. It really is a good song now. So underrated.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Not a chance to qualify, sorry.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Yey, a location shoot that reminds me of my home city! Ahaha. I like “Circles,” especially as Andrea’s deep and emotive voice enhances the song further. I hope this one does well. I am surprised it’s not higher in other fans’ lists so far.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 months ago

I haven’t heard this song a lot, but it really isn’t bad. I’m afraid though that semi 2 is going to be so competitive, that she’s facing an uphill battle to qualify.

Dawid
Dawid
4 months ago
Reply to  Leendert Jan

It’s not bad. It’s just “ok”. You won’t win with “ok song”

potaxio
potaxio
4 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Azerbaijan 2011 says hi

Brko
Brko
4 months ago

I haven’t watched her live performance by now. She looks a bit like a reindeer in the headlights. But since this is her first live performance, we can expect her to get better in future. Her just standing in front of the screen and (shaky) singing will definitely not get her to the finals. But I still think with good running order and great performance and good vocals – any song can make it into finals, including this one. I guess telling a story on the screen and a male dancer with her slightly involved in the choreography and the… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Brko
michaela
michaela
4 months ago
Reply to  Brko

She´s gay so I´m not really interested in any male dancers!

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
4 months ago
Reply to  michaela

Why not? She just has to dance with them

Masyn
Masyn
4 months ago
Reply to  michaela

Wow.
So you are saying that all of the artists that have dancers of the oposite sex are straight and the ones that have male and female dancers are bisex? So ignorant, you should be ashamed having this kind of views in 2022. ?

Hello hi
Hello hi
4 months ago
Reply to  Masyn

You need to chill . Easily triggered

michaela
michaela
4 months ago
Reply to  Masyn

What I´m saying is: representation matters and her sexuality should not be silenced. That matters to all queer people, me included. So calm down pls.

Last edited 4 months ago by michaela
Brko
Brko
4 months ago
Reply to  michaela

Ohh, didn’t know that either. Yes, a female dancer might do more wonders for the story in that case. 🙂