Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Vlado Janevski represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 after winning the national final selection with the song "Ne zori, zoro", which made altogether a country debut at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country Macedonia
National selection
Selection processSkopje Fest 1998
Selection date(s)7 March 1998
Selected entrantVlado Janevski
Selected song"Ne zori, zoro"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result19th, 16 points
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Skopje Fest 1998Edit

The final held on 7 March 1998 at the Universal Hall Skopje in Skopje accompanied by the big orchestra of MKRTV. Milanka Rašik and Aleksandar Delovski hosted the event, and the winner was selected by televoting for the first time.[1]

Final – 7 March 1998
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Televote Place
1 Tanja Carovska "Preku moreto" (Преку морето) Tanja Carovska 1,339 12
2 Kaliopi "Ne zaboravaj" (Не заборавај) Kaliopi, Romeo Grill 3,834 9
3 Monika Sokolovska "Son" (Сон) Petar Georgiev-Kalica 862 15
4 Toše Proeski and Megatim Plus "Ostani do kraj" (Остани до крај) Kristijan Gabrovski, Hari Kotlarovski 4,210 8
5 Tanja, Lidija and Zorica Pančić "Daj mi pričina da se razbudam" (Дај ми причина да се разбудам) Zorica Pančić, Igor Cvetkovski 2,459 11
6 Sašo Gigov-Giš "Samovilska svadba" (Самовилска свадба) Jordan Danailovski, Grigor Koprov 34,774 2
7 Iskra Trpeva and Granit "Ne baraj me" (Не барај ме) Ljubomir Brangolica 681 20
8 Risto Samardžiev "Ne veruvam" (Не верувам) Risto Samardžiev 8,866 5
9 Dule and Koki "Daj mi šansa" (Дај ми шанса) Miodrag Vrčakovski, Grigor Koprov 23,615 3
10 Biljana Dodeva "Koj si ti" (Кој си ти) Liljana Vasileva, Biljana Dodeva 828 16
11 Pece Ognenov and Andrijana Janevska "Te sakam beskrajno" (Те сакам бескрајно) Adrijana Janevska 1,100 13
12 Duo Maratov "Bez tebe" (Без тебе) Blagoj Morotow 764 17
13 Intervali "Ljubovta nema granici" (Љубовта нема граници) Boris Gavrilovski 694 19
14 Maja Grozdanovska and Bumerang "Kameleon" (Камелеон) Metodi Ivanov 3,319 10
15 Marjan Nečak "Andrea" (Андреа) Marjan Nečak 725 18
16 Suzana Spasovska "Opomena" (Опомена) Boško Smakoski, Vančo Dimitrov 5,441 6
17 Maja Vukičević "Broj do deset" (Број до десет) Aleksandar Mitevski, Stefče Črčev 908 14
18 Vlado Janevski "Ne zori, zoro" (Не зори, зоро) Vlado Janevski, Grigor Koprov 38,642 1
19 Karolina Gočeva "Ukradeni nokji" (Украдени ноќи) Miodrag Vrčakovski, Kire Kostov 10,454 4
20 Mičo Atanasiu "Pari pari" (Пари пари) Vladimir Petrovski, Mičo Atanasiu 4,453 7

At EurovisionEdit

Vlado Janevski performed last in the running order on the night of the contest, following Turkey. "Ne zori, zoro" scored 16 points, finishing in 19th place out of 25 countries.[2]

Macedonia gave the decisive points of the night: it was the last country to vote, and at that point, it was anyone's guess as to who was going to prevail, with Israel and Malta locked in battle and the United Kingdom just a few points behind. When Macedonia finally came to award the points, Israel was the first of the three contenders to be mentioned, receiving eight points. That was enough to knock the UK out of contention for victory, but left plenty of room for Israel to be overtaken by their principal rival, Malta. Next, the ten points went to the UK, nudging them into what looked like being an extremely fleeting spell in second place, since most of the audience assumed the twelve points were destined for Malta. Instead, there were gasps as Macedonia sent the final points of the evening to fellow Balkan nation Croatia, handing Israel the final victory.

Due to low placement Macedonia was relegated from the 1999 contest, but it would eventually return in 2000.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "https://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/national_finals_90s_00s/FYROM1998.html&date=2009-10-26+02:37:41
  2. ^ "Final of Birmingham 1998". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Birmingham 1998". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.