FYR Macedonia confirms Eurovision participation

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MKRTV, the public broadcaster of FYR Macedonia, has confirmed that they will participate at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Oslo. A national final comprising three shows will be held, where 28 songs will compete to become the 2010 entry for the country.

Over the last few months, rumours arose claiming that the FYR Macedonia would not be able to make it to the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial difficulties involving the country's national broadcaster MKRTV. Now, the station has confirmed that FYR Macedonia will not miss the Oslo edition.

A national selection process will be held in the second half of February featuring a total of three shows, two semifinals and a final, where 28 songs will fight it out for the honour to represent the Balkan country. 14 songs will be performed in each semifinal, and a total of 8 will make it to the final. The winner entry will be decided by a mix of televote and 6-member jury vote at a 50/50 split. Televoting changes introduced to the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest will be implemented to the FYR Macedonian selection as well, opening the voting window in the beginning of the shows and closing 15 minutes after the last performance.

FYR Macedonian broadcaster has called for songs and has invited artists to submit their contributions from November 10th until December 20th.

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