Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010
Country  Macedonia
National selection
Selection process Skopje Fest 2010
50% Televoting
50% Jury
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
18 February 2010
19 February 2010
Final
20 February 2010
Selected entrant Gjoko Taneski feat. Billy Zver & Pejcin
Selected song "Jas ja imam silata"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (15th, 37 points)
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Macedonia has officially announced that its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and will participate under "FYR Macedonia", to be held in Oslo, Norway. The country selected its entry through the festival Skopje Fest, which consisted of two semi-finals and a final, organised by MKRTV between 18 and 20 February. The winner of the contest was Gjoko Taneski feat. Billy Zver & Pejcin with the song "Jas ja imam silata", which tied for first place in the final with Vlatko Ilievski.[1]

Skopje Fest 2010[edit]

MKRTV organised Skopje Fest 2010 in February 2010. Two semi-finals were held, each containing 14 songs. 8 songs qualified to the final from each semi-final, and the final 16 songs competed to represent Macedonia in Oslo in the final. The voting consisted of televoting, and the votes of a 6-member jury, with each consisting of 50% of the total vote. The voting window for the televoting begun at the start of the show, and end 15 minutes after the final song is performed, as it was in the international contest.

MRKTV announced the 28 songs and songwriters on 30 December, and their artists on 12 January.[2] The running order for the two semi-finals was revealed on 4 February.

Semi-final 1[edit]

The first semi-final of Skopje Fest 2010 was held on 18 February. 14 acts competed in the show, with eight selected by both a public televote and a professional jury vote to qualify to the final on 20 February.[3]

Semi-final 1–18 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Jury Televoting Total Place
1 Duo Slide "Mrazam" 0 5 5 9
2 Suzana Spasovska & Darko Nešovski "Bog go ima sekoј ključ" 12 6 18 2
3 Kerber "Čorbadziјa" 0 0 0 12
4 Treta Dimenzija "Bolest zaraza" 3 4 7 7
5 Tumbao Salsa Bend "Poludena vo nokta studena" 6 0 6 8
6 Bravo Band "Taa ima se" 2 10 12 5
7 Vlatko Ilievski "Srekja" 10 12 22 1
8 Gorjan Stojanovski "Najmila" 4 1 5 10
9 Aleksandar Belov "Ostani" 7 8 15 3
10 Gjoko Taneski feat. Billy Zver & Pejcin "Jas ja imam silata" 8 7 15 4
11 Daniel Stojmanovski "Akcija reakcija" 0 0 0 12
12 Darko Ilievski "Lagi" 5 3 8 6
13 Nataša Malinkova "Sever i jug" 1 2 3 11
14 Igor Mitrović "Malečka" 0 0 0 12

Semi-final 2[edit]

The second semi-final of Skopje Fest 2010 was held on 19 February. Another 14 acts competed in the show, with another eight finalists selected by a public televote and a professional jury.[4]

Semi-final 2–19 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Jury Televoting Total Place
1 Pampersi "Sni" 0 0 0 13
2 Vodolija "Solza" 1 3 4 8
3 Nade Talevska "Nemoj Da Si Sebičen" 6 8 14 4
4 Teodora Trajkovska "Ljubovna Pesna" 0 2 2 10
5 Boyan Aleksovski "Beli konji" 2 0 2 11
6 Dimitar Andonovski "Kameno srce" 3 0 3 9
7 Angela Zdravkova "Zaboravaš" 4 6 10 7
8 Viktorija Apostolova "Zaboravi na se" 8 5 13 5
9 Vlatko Lozanoski "Letam kon tebe" 10 10 20 1
10 Jova Radevska "Se Što Čekame" 0 1 1 12
11 Esma's Band "Džipsi dens" 7 12 19 2
12 Maja Vukičević "Fama" 12 4 16 3
13 Kristijan Jovanov "Nikoj na ovoj svet" 5 7 12 6
14 Parketi "Ti si kisi fenomen" 0 0 0 13

Final[edit]

The final of Skopje Fest 2010 was held on 20 February. The 16 semi-final qualifiers performed again for the jury and televoting public - in Macedonia, as well as is Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey - who decided the winner. After the 16 performances there were a number of guest performances: Juliana Pasha, the 2010 Albanian entry; Vukašin Brajić, the 2010 entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Karolina Gočeva, former Macedonian entry in 2002 and 2007.[1]

After the jury and televoting made their decisions, there was a tie for first place between Gjoko Taneski feat. Billy Zver & Pejcin and Vlatko Ilievski, who both received 22 points. Gjoko Taneski feat. Billy Zver & Pejcin was declared the winner after receiving the most votes from the jury members, which took precedence over the televoting.[1]

Final - 20 February 2010
Draw Artist Song Jury Televoting Total Place
1 Vodolija "Solza" 0 0 0 14
2 Treta Dimenzija "Bolest zaraza" 2 0 2 11
3 Tumbao Salsa Bend "Poludena vo nokta studena" 1 0 1 12
4 Darko Ilievski "Lagi" 0 0 0 14
5 Angela Zdravkova "Zaboravaš" 6 0 6 8
6 Kristijan Jovanov "Nikoj na ovoj svet" 0 1 1 12
7 Bravo Band "Taa ima se" 5 4 9 6
8 Viktorija Apostolova "Zaboravi na se" 0 0 0 14
9 Nade Talevska "Nemoj da si sebičen" 4 7 11 5
10 Aleksandar Belov "Ostani" 0 8 8 7
11 Gjoko Taneski feat. Billy Zver & Pejcin "Jas ja imam silata" 12 10 22 1
12 Maja Vukičević "Fama" 8 6 14 3
13 Suzana Spasovska & Darko Nešovski "Bog go ima sekoј ključ" 3 2 5 9
14 Esma's Band "Džipsi dens" 0 3 3 10
15 Vlatko Lozanoski "Letam kon tebe" 7 5 12 4
16 Vlatko Ilievski "Srekja" 10 12 22 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Macedonia competed 15 out of 17 entries competing in the first Semi-final, the countries entry failed to make it to the final.

Points Awarded by Macedonia[5][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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Siim, Jarmo (2010-02-20). "Gjoko Taneski takes the Macedonia ticket to Oslo". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Brey, Marco (2010-01-12). "Macedonia: National semi-final entries announced". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Eight lucky continue in Macedonia race". European Broadcasting Union. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Siim, Jarmo (2010-02-19). "Macedonia picks final eight for tonight". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2010