Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

Macedonia selected its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 through a national final at the Skopje Fest 2008 on 23 February 2008.

Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Country Macedonia
National selection
Selection processSkopje Fest 2008
Selection date(s)23 February 2008
Selected entrantTamara, Vrčak and Adrian
Selected song"Let Me Love You"
Selected songwriter(s)Rade Vrčakovski
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (10th)
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Skopje Fest 2008Edit

Skopje Fest 2008 was a song contest organized by MKRTV that served as Macedonia's national final to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The competition took place on 23 February 2008 at the Metropolis Arena in Skopje, hosted by Živkica Gjurčinovska and Borislav Tnokovski and was broadcast on MTV 1 and MTV Sat.

Competing entriesEdit

MKRTV received 130 submissions from interested artists and composers during a submission period. Fifteen entries were selected from the open submissions, while an additional six entries were submitted by well-known composers directly invited by MKRTV for the competition. The twenty-one competing artists and songs were announced on 12 January 2008.[1]

On 14 January 2008, all six entries written by invited composers: "Apolon" performed by Maja Vukićević, "Kubana" performed by Agon and Džoksi, "Životot e tvoj" performed by Sanja Lefkova, "Slatka mala" performed by Igor Šarevski, "Eden čekor ili dva" performed by Filip Jordanovski, and "Holivud" performed by Bojan and Big Mama, were withdrawn from the competition due to negative reactions from the composers of entries selected from the open submissions.[2]

Artist Song Songwriter(s)
Aneta Kačurkova "Poraka" (Порака) Robert Bilbilov, Aneta Kačurkova
Elvir Mekić "Armija" (Армиjа) Jovan Jovanov, Elvir Mekić
Goran Naumovski "Tajna skriena" (Таjна скриена) Saša Vučković
Igor Mitrović "Jas i ti" (Jас и ти) Vladimir Dojčinovski, Vesna Malinova
Jova Radevska "Jas sum ovde" (Jас сум овде) Jova Radevska
Lambe Alabakoski "Zemjo moja" (Земjо моjа) Darko Dimitrov, Lambe Alabakovski, Maksim Ristevski
Nokaut "Samovila" (Самовила) Nikola Perevski, Vladimir Krstevski
None Nedelkovska "Vrati se" (Врати се) Kristijan Gabroski
Parketi "Strawberry" Sašo Parket
Risto Samardžiev and Flash "Dojdi do mene" (Доjди до мене) Risto Samardžiev
Sašo Gigov-Giš "Docna e" (Доцна е) Grigor Koprov
Sonja Tarčulovska "Sever i jug" (Север и jуг) Mesrur Sait, Vesna Malinova
Tamara, Vrčak and Adrian "Vo ime na ljubovta" (Во име на љубовта) Rade Vrčakovski
Tuna "Prašuvam bez glas" (Прашувам без глас) Darko Dimitrov, Maksim Ristevski
Vlatko Ilievski "So drugi zborovi" (Со други зборови) Vlatko Ilievski

FinalEdit

The final took place on 23 February 2008.[3] Fifteen entries competed and a 50/50 combination of public televoting and a jury panel selected "Vo ime na ljubovta" performed by Tamara feat. Vrčak & Adrian Gaxha as the winner. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the competition featured guest performances by 2008 Belarusian Eurovision representative Ruslan Alekhno, 2006 Bosnian Eurovision representative Hari Mata Hari and a tribute to 2004 Macedonian Eurovision representative Toše Proeski who died in 2007.[4]

Final – 23 February 2008
Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Sašo Gigov-Giš "Docna e" 7 1,420 5 12 4
2 Aneta Kačurkova "Poraka" 2 195 0 2 12
3 Parketi "Strawberry" 5 953 3 8 6
4 Risto Samardžiev and Flash "Dojdi do mene" 10 1,761 7 17 3
5 Tuna "Prašuvam bez glas" 6 615 0 6 7
6 Lambe Alabakoski "Zemjo moja" 8 2,401 10 18 2
7 Elvir Mekić "Armija" 0 1,588 6 6 8
8 Goran Naumovski "Tajna skriena" 0 150 0 0 14
9 Tamara, Vrčak and Adrian "Vo ime na ljubovta" 12 3,441 12 24 1
10 Vlatko Ilievski "So drugi zborovi" 0 827 1 1 13
11 None Nedelkovska "Vrati se" 3 857 2 5 9
12 Jova Radevska "Jas sum ovde" 0 1,026 4 4 10
13 Igor Mitrović "Jas i ti" 0 121 0 0 15
14 Sonja Tarčulovska "Sever i jug" 1 2,086 8 9 5
15 Nokaut "Samovila" 4 222 0 4 11

At EurovisionEdit

At Eurovision, North Macedonia took part in the second semifinal on 22 May 2008, but they finished 10th, and the jury didn't select them as the tenth qualified country for the final.[5] This marked the first time that North Macedonia failed to qualify for the final since the semi-final format was introduced in 2004.

The spokesperson for Macedonia in Eurovision 2008 was the MKTV worker, host and presenter Ognen Janeski.

VotingEdit

Points awarded to MacedoniaEdit

Points awarded to Macedonia (Semi-final 2)[6]
Score Country
12 points
10 points   Bulgaria
8 points    Switzerland
7 points
6 points
5 points
4 points   Czech Republic
3 points
2 points
1 point

Points awarded by MacedoniaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royston, Benny (12 January 2008). "FYR Macedonia: The 21 participants and songs". Esctoday.
  2. ^ "6 commissioned songs withdrawn in Macedonia". Esctoday (in English)
  3. ^ "Macedonia decides on 23rd February". Esctoday (in English)
  4. ^ Floras, Stella (23 February 2008). "Live: F.Y.R. Macedonia decides for Belgrade". Esctoday.
  5. ^ "Second Semi-Final of Belgrade 2008". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Results of the Second Semi-Final of Belgrade 2008". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Results of the Grand Final of Belgrade 2008". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 24 April 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2021.