Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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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"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (10th)[1]
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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North Macedonia selected its entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 through a national final at the Skopje Fest 2008 on 23 February 2008.

National final[edit]

Macedonian Radio-Television opened a song submission in late 2007 and closed prior to the new year. 130 songs were received, 15 of which were selected by a committee composed of officials and past Eurovision contestants. In addition, MRT commissioned six songs from well-known composers; however, these songs were withdrawn from the competition by internal decision.[2] Skopje Fest took place at the Metropolis Arena where 15 songs competed for the honor of representing the country. The selection was broadcast on terrestrial and satellite television.[3]

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Saso Gigov Gis "Docna e" 7 1,420 5 12 4
2 Aneta Kacurkova "Poraka" 2 195 0 2 12
3 Parketi "Strawberry" 5 953 3 8 6
4 Risto Samardziev & Flash "Dojdi do mene" 10 1,761 7 17 3
5 Tuna "Prasuvam 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 feat. Vrcak & Adrijan Gaxha "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 Mitrovik "Jas i ti" 0 121 0 0 15
14 Sonja Tarculovska "Sever i jug" 1 2,086 8 9 5
15 Nokaut "Samovila" 4 222 0 4 11

Eurovision[edit]

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. This marked the first time that Macedonia failed to qualify for the final since the semi-final format was introduced in 2004.

Points awarded by Macedonia[edit]

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

Turkish version[edit]

The song "Vo imeto na ljubovta" was released in Turkish, showing the close bond between Macedonia and Turkey.[4] The song was also translated into Russian, Serbian, and Albanian. The Turkish version is the only one sung fully in the specified language, whereas the other versions also have English included.

Spokesperson[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10th by televoting, relegated by the juries
  2. ^ "6 commissioned songs withdrawn in Macedonia". Esctoday (in English)
  3. ^ "Macedonia decides on 23rd February". Esctoday (in English)
  4. ^ Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | News - The Republic of Macedonia: Song in english for Belgrade

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