Meet the 20 hopefuls from F.Y.R. Macedonia

Meet the 20 hopefuls from F.Y.R. Macedonia
Tijana Dapčević, the representative from F.Y.R. Macedonia in Copenhagen
Skopje, F.Y.R. Macedonia -

The F.Y.R. Macedonian national selection sounds very promising, with a lot of entertainment, a new location and a bigger stage! And what is more: the national final will be a part of the Skopje Festival 2014. The F.Y.R. Macedonian broadcaster MRT announced 20 lucky artists who will fight for the ticket to represent F.Y.R. Macedonia in Vienna.

Tonight, MRT has announced that the F.Y.R. Macedonian national final will take place on the eve of the Day of Liberation of Skopje, on the 12th of November. This season, the broadcaster raised the bar by technical and musical means.

The national final will be the part of the Skopje Festival 2014. This spectacular event will be broadcast from Metropolis Arena in Skopje, starting at 20:15 CET. The host of the festival will be the famous F.Y.R. Macedonian actor Vasil Zafircev.

Initially, more than 200 compositions have arrived in the studio of MRT. It was a tough job for the jury to select 20 best songs. In the national final, these entries will be accompanied by a big MRT orchestra consisting of 54 top musicians. The running order of the selected compositions and performers will be determined by lots and announced few days before the Festival.

Here is the list of the 20 participants in the Skopje Festival (song titles are working titles):

  1. Risto Samardziev & Vlatko Ilievski - North-South
  2. Lena Zatkoska - Hello
  3. Aleksandra Janeva - In Your World
  4. Nade Talevska - I Know
  5. Sanja Gjoshevska - I Want To Fly
  6. Viktorija Loba - I’m Missing Someone Like You
  7. Goran Naumovski & Sanja Kerkez - A Moment Without You
  8. Lidija Kochovska & Marjan Stojanovski - Sunshine Through The Clouds
  9. Vera Jankovikj - I Want To Fly
  10. Evgenija Chanchalova - If I Don’t Love You
  11. Daniel Kajmakoski - Perfect Storm
  12. Tamara Todevska - Sinking Ship
  13. Aleksandar Tarabunov & Toni Mihajlovski - Maria
  14. Dimitar Andonovski - Everything I Promised
  15. Verica Pandilovska - Just For You
  16. Tanja Carovska - I Miss You Like Hell
  17. Myatta - Deep Down Inside Me
  18. Joce Panov - Neither "L" Form Love
  19. Aleksandra Mihova - Heart Keeps Memories
  20. Sasho Gigov-Gish - Blues

One of the twenty best participants of the Skopje Festival 2014 will be selected by a 50/50 decision of an international jury and a public televote, and will represent F.Y.R. Macedonia in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

Find out more about the Skopje Festival in the feature we published before