Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Country  Macedonia
National selection
Selection process Skopje Fest 2009
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
19 February 2009
20 February 2009
Final
21 February 2009
Selected entrant Next Time
Selected song "Neshto shto ke ostane"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (10th)
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2008 Wiki Eurovision Heart (Infobox).svg 2010►

The Republic of Macedonia, present in the contest as the "former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" ("FYR Macedonia"), participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. It was represented by the song "Nešto što kje ostane" by the group Next Time. It earned tenth place in the first semi-final, failing to proceed to the final round.

Possible withdrawal[edit]

A possible withdrawal of Macedonia from the 2009 contest was rumoured, due to financial difficulties within MKRTV which could have ended in bankruptcy or liquidation of the company. As such, there would have been no Macedonian broadcaster within the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the contest’s organisers, and so a withdrawal of Macedonia from the contest would have been inevitable.[1][2]

Despite this, MKRTV confirmed Macedonia’s participation at the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia.

Skopje Fest 2009[edit]

MKRTV officially revealed that they were looking for a new selection method for the country for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Weekly debate programs were held by MKRTV on television, which were used as a platform for discussion between MKRTV and the Macedonian public on how the selection process for the Macedonian entry can be fair and successful.[3][4]

In November 2008, MKRTV revealed the new format of the Macedonian national final, Skopje Fest. Skopje Fest 2009 will consist of two semi-finals, each containing 16 songs, held on 19 and 20 February. The top 8 songs through a mixture of jury and televoting will progress to the final on 21 February, where the winner will be selected again by jury and televoting. Songs could be entered to MKRTV from 26 November to 25 December.[5][6]

142 songs were received by MKRTV, and a jury selected the 32 songs that would compete in the semi-finals on 5 January 2009. The 32 semi-final songs and composers were revealed on 6 January,[7][8] with 20 of the 32 performers being revealed on 15 January.[9]

Some former participants are once again attempting to represent the nation at Eurovision. Kaliopi was selected as the Macedonian representative in 1996, but was eliminated in the preliminary round. She also competed in the 1998 and 2006 selections as a singer. Andrijana Janevska participated in Skopjefest 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2007; her greatest success being in 2002 where she was the runner-up. Risto Samardjiev participated in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2008; never ending below fifth place. Other past participant are Ana Simonovska in 2002, Verce Pandilovska in 2000, Filip Jordanovski in 2006, and Vlatko Ilievski in 2008. Proekt Makedonija consists of Tuna who pariticpated in 2008, and Nikola Perevski and Vladimir Krstevski who wrote the 2002 Macedonian entry performed by Karolina Goceva.

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final #1 - 19 February, 2009
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Jury Televoting Total Place
1 Kostadin Papa "Za nea postojam" Kostadin Papa 0 8 8 6
2 Ana Simonovska "Dobar kraj" Ana Simonovska 4 0 4 10
3 Andrijana Janevska "Drvo bez koren" Andrijana Janevska 8 0 8 6
4 Treta dimenzija "Isto sto i ti" Dusko Temelkovski 0 3 3 12
5 Vodolija "Mojot TV" Risto Apostolov 0 1 1 13
6 Verce Pandilovska "Severno od mene, juzno od tebe" Kaliopi Bukle 6 0 6 8
7 Dimitar Andonovski "Me pronajde ti" Hari Kotlarovski 1 4 5 9
8 Risto Samardjiev & Zoran Dzorlev "103 beli lebedi" Grigor Koprov 12 7 19 2
9 Lili "Za kraj" Davor Jordanovski 0 0 0 14
10 Zarmena "Igra so nas" Dimce Kitrozoski 0 0 0 14
11 Sleng "Gengsta oro" Daniel Joveski 5 10 15 3
12 Emilija Gievska "Patuvam niz vremeto" Zoran Ilievski 0 0 0 14
13 Proekt Makedonija "Pomalku naivno" Nikola Perevski, Vladimir Krstevski 7 5 12 4
14 Daniel "Sila na ljubovta" Aleksandar Masevski 3 6 9 5
15 Next Time "Nešto što kje ostane" Damjan Lazarov, Jovan Jovanov 10 12 22 1
16 Jane Dulimaglovski "Gledas, ne sum sam" Vladimir Dojcinovski 2 2 4 10

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final #2 - 20 February, 2009
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Jury Televoting Total Place
1 Dejan Trifunovski "Ljubovta doaga" Lazar Cvetkovski 0 5 5 8
2 Stefan Cvetkovski "Zemi se" Ljupco Trajkovski 0 1 1 12
3 Jasmina Dimitrovska "Na moe mesto" Bojan Gjosevski 2 0 2 11
4 Filip Jordanovski "Volsebnik" Blaze Temelkov 0 0 0 13
5 Vlatko Ilievski "Najbogat na svet" Vladimir Dojcinovski 7 6 13 5
6 Venera "Povtorno ljubena" Stevce Grozdanov 0 0 0 14
7 Patnici & Dijana Trajkoski "Nasmej se" Zdravka Mircevska 1 2 3 10
8 Aleksandar Belov "Zastani, solzi izbrisi" Grigor Koprov 5 10 15 3
9 Naum Petreski & Kaliopi "Rum Dum Dum (Zbogum)" Kire Kostov 12 12 24 1
10 Amir Ibraimovski "Otvori go srceto" Jovan Vasilevski 0 0 0 15
11 Bravo Band "Devojko" Simon Trpčeski 8 7 15 4
12 Vlatko Lozanovski "Blisku do mene" Lazar Cvetkovski 10 8 18 2
13 Pampersi "Zboguvanje" Daniel Mitrevski 0 0 0 16
14 Rock Agresori "Ding Dong" Zoran Trpkov 3 4 7 7
15 Nade Talevska "Dali mislis na nas" Goce Simonovski 4 0 4 9
16 Kristijan Jovanov "Nema da zboram" Vanco Dimitrov 6 3 9 6

Final[edit]

The Final - 21 February, 2009
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Jury Televote Total Place
1 Vlatko Ilievski "Najbogat na svet" Vladimir Dojcinovski 4 4 1608 8 6
2 Dejan Trifunovski "Ljubovta doaga" Lazar Cvetkovski 0 0 537 0 14
3 Risto Samardjiev & Zoran Dzorlev "103 beli lebedi" Grigor Koprov 10 7 3151 17 3
4 Bravo Band "Devojko" Simon Trpčeski 0 3 1011 3 10
5 Aleksandar Belov "Zastani, solzi izbrisi" Grigor Koprov 1 5 2595 6 7
6 Next Time "Nešto što kje ostane" Damjan Lazarov, Jovan Jovanov 7 12 4176 19 1
7 Rock Agresori "Ding Dong" Zoran Trpkov 0 2 985 2 11
8 Verce Pandilovska "Severno od mene, juzno od tebe" Kaliopi Bukle 0 0 108 0 14
9 Daniel "Sila na ljubovta" Aleksandar Masevski 5 0 528 5 9
10 Proekt Makedonija "Pomalku naivno" Nikola Perevski, Vladimir Krstevski 0 1 972 1 13
11 Naum Petreski & Kaliopi "Rum Dum Dum (Zbogum)" Kire Kostov 12 6 3055 18 2
12 Kostadin Papa "Za nea postojam" Kostadin Papa 0 0 738 0 14
13 Vlatko Lozanovski "Blisku do mene" Lazar Cvetkovski 8 8 3402 16 4
14 Andrijana Janevska "Drvo bez koren" Andrijana Janevska 6 0 218 6 8
15 Sleng "Gengsta oro" Daniel Joveski 3 10 4168 13 5
16 Kristijan Jovanov "Nema da zboram" Vanco Dimitrov 2 0 621 2 12

Eurovision 2009[edit]

The song competed in the first semi-final but failed to qualify for the final, finishing 10th.

Points Awarded by Macedonia[10][edit]

Points Awarded to Macedonia (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Commentator and spokesperson[edit]

The commentators for MKTV were Karolina Petkovska and Aleksandra Jovanovska. The spokesperson for MKTV,i.e. the results of the Macedonian televote in combination with the jury were given by Frosina Josifovska.

http://www.vest.com.mk/?ItemID=077AE751AC6C3844A53CAD619CA958EF

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Floras, Stella (2008-08-02). "Macedonia: Broadcaster faces uncertain future". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  2. ^ Wells, Simon (2008-08-02). "Public broadcaster faces big time troubles". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  3. ^ Grillhofer, Florian (2008-11-07). "Macedonia: MRT in search of a new selection method". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  4. ^ Costa, Nelson (2008-11-06). "Macedonia: MKRTV searching for suggestions to the Eurovision selection". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Macedonia: MKRTV announce plans for 2009 national selection". Oikotimes. 2008-11-29. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  6. ^ Floras, Stella (2008-11-29). "Macedonia: Plans for 2009 Eurovision selection". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  7. ^ Viniker, Barry (2009-01-06). "Macedonia: Songs announced". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  8. ^ Konstantopoulos, Fotis (2009-01-06). "Macedonia: MTB announce participants for preselection". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  9. ^ Pinzovski, Vladislav & Floras, Stella (2009-01-15). "Macedonia: Skopje Fest 2009 artists announced". ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  10. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008