Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Country  Macedonia
National selection
Selection process Phase 1: Selection of two finalists Phase 2:National Final
Selection date(s) February 19, 2005
Selected entrant Martin Vučić
Selected song "Make My Day"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (9th, 97 points)
Final result 17th, 52 points
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The Republic of Macedonia, participating under the name F.Y.R. Macedonia was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Martin Vucic with the song "Make My Day".

National final[edit]

The 2005 Macedonian national final was held on 19 February 2005 in Skopje and featured two artists: Aleksandra Pileva and Martin Vucic. During the first phase of the selection process both of them were selected to participate in the final by a jury of sixteen music professionals. The two performed four songs each - one song was of their own choosing, the other three were from an open competition to submit songs for the final. Aleksandra Pileva was the definite winner of the televote with 6 times the votes that Martin Vucic gained, however the jury and studio audience awarded full points to Martin crowning him the winner with the song "Ti Si Son". At Eurovision he performed the song in English. The song is written by Branka Kostic and composed by Dragan Vucic.

Martin was born on 7 August 1982 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He became a drummer and composer for the group ‘Arija’ and went on to enter the Music Academy as an extremely popular percussionist. Martin is currently a senior at the Music Academy in Skopje. He enjoys success in Macedonia and in the Balkan region with participations and festivals such as OhridFest, Budva, and Beovizija.

Song Singer Points Place
1 Sonce i Mesecina Aleksandra Pileva 14 2nd
2 Ti Si Son Martin Vucic 24 1st

At Eurovision[edit]

The spokesperson who revealed Macedonia's votes for other countries was 2002 and 2007 Contest entrant Karolina Gočeva.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). "The 39 spokespersons!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.