Gjoko Taneski takes the FYR Macedonia ticket to Oslo

Gjoko Taneski takes the FYR Macedonia ticket to Oslo
Gjoko Taneski won the FYR Macedonian final tonight. Photo courtesy of MKRTV.
Skopje, FYR Macedonia -

Tonight, the exciting finale of the FYR Macedonia national selection arrived. In the end it was only one who could win their ticket to Oslo, to the 55th edition of Europe's favourite TV-show.

Finally, the day had arrived when FYR Macedonia would choose their entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. It had been preceded by two semi-finals the last two days and 16 songs had qualified. Now it was to choose the best of the best.

It was between the best eight participants from each semi-final, given below:

First semi-final

  1. Vlatko Ilievski - Sreka - a total of 22 points
  2. Suzana Spasovska & Darko Nešovski - Bog Go Ima Sekoj Kljuc - 18 points
  3. Aleksandar Belov - Ostani - 15 points
  4. Gjoko Taneski - Jas Ja Imam Silata - 15 points
  5. Bravo Band - Taa Ima Se - 12 points
  6. Darko Ilievski - Lagi - 8 points
  7. Treta Dimenzija - Bolest Zaraza - 7 points
  8. Tumbao Salsa Bend - Poludena Vo Nokta Studena - 6 points

Second semi-final

  1. Vlatko Lozanoski - Letam Kon Tebe - a total of 20 points
  2. Esma's Band - Dzipsi Dens - a total of 19 points
  3. Maja Vukicevic - Fama - a total of 16 points
  4. Nade Talevska - Sreken Kraj - a total of 14 points
  5. Viktorija Apostolova - Zaboravi Na Se - a total of 13 points
  6. Kristijan Jovanov - Nikoj Na Ovoj Svet - a total of 12 points
  7. Angela Zdravkova - Zaboravaš - a total of 10 points
  8. Vodolija - Solza - a total of 4 points

The audience could give their votes since the first song took the stage till 15 minutes after the last one finished. People from even Canada, Australia, Sweden and Turkey could vote! In the meantime they got a very special guest performing - the winner of the 2010 Albanian national selection - Juliana Pasha. And not just only her winning entry but more! She was followed by Vukašin Brajić, who gave a first look how the Bosnia-Herzegovina act could look like in Oslo as he's the one who will take the stage for his homeland there. And then - Karolina, who represented FYR Macedonia back in 2002 and then again in 2007.

Once again, the choice was made the same as the two nights before. Namely, the jury would give their points one by one and then it was time to reveal the televotes. In the tight competition, it was Gjoko Taneski who won the first place, placing before Vlatko Ilievsk and Maja Vukicevic. Congratulations! Gjoko Taneski was the jury favourite, followed by Vlatko Ilievski, while the televoters preferred Vlatko Ilievski and then Gjoko. This made Gjoko Taneski win as the jury vote was preferred.

The final result is as follows:

  1. Gjoko Taneski - Jas Ja Imam Silata - 12 points from the jury, 10 points from the televote, a total of 22 points
  2. Vlatko Ilievski - Sreka - 10 points from the jury, 12 points from the televote, a total of 22 points
  3. Maja Vukicevic - Fama - 8 points from the jury, 6 points from the televote,a total of 14 points
  4. Vlatko Lozanoski - Letam Kon Tebe - 7 points from the jury, 5 points from the televote, a total of 12 points
  5. Nade Talevska - Sreken Kraj - 4 points from the jury, 7 points from the televote, a total of 11 points
  6. Bravo Band - Taa Ima Se - 5 points from the jury, 4 points from the televote, a total of 9 points
  7. Aleksandar Belov - Ostani - 0 points from the jury, 8 points from the televote, a total of 8 points
  8. Angela Zdravkova - Zaboravaš - 6 points from the jury, 0 points from the televote, a total of 6 points
  9. Suzana Spasovska & Darko Nešovski - Bog Go Ima Sekoj Kljuc - 3 points from the jury, 2 points from the televote, a total of 5 points
  10. Esma's Band - Dzipsi Dens - 0 points from the jury, 3 points from the televote, a total of 3 points
  11. Treta Dimenzija - Bolest Zaraza - 2 points from the jury, 0 points from the televote, a total of 2 points
  12. Tumbao Salsa Bend - Poludena Vo Nokta Studena - 1 point from the jury, 0 points from the televote, a total of 1 point
  13. Kristijan Jovanov - Nikoj Na Ovoj Svet - 0 points from the jury, 1 point from the televote, a total of 1 point
  14. Vodolija - Solza - 0 points from the jury, 0 points from the televote, a total of 0 points
  15. Darko Ilievski - Lagi - 0 points from the jury, 0 points from the televote, a total of 0 points
  16. Viktorija Apostolova - Zaboravi Na Se - 0 points from the jury, 0 points from the televote, a total of 0 points

Last year FYR Macedonia finished tenth last year in Moscow with Next Time's Neshto Shto Ke Ostane but just missed out from the Final as Finland qualified as the jury wildcard instead of them.


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