Exclusive: FYR Macedonia: Last choruses in English!

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Karolina's wish to sing part of her 2007 Eurovision Song Contest entry Mojot svet for FYR Macedonia in English has been granted following the EBU's review of the delegation's appeal. An initial decision was taken last week that the song would not be allowed to change at this stage, but after reviewing the information submitted in an appeal, the song will now be sung in Macedonian, with the final choruses to be sung in English.

As reported last week by esctoday.com, the FYR Macedonia delegation took the decision last week to change their language ruling after Karolina maintained that she wanted to sing part of the song in English. They requested that Karolina be allowed to sing the second half of the song in Enlglish. Similar decisions have been taken in the past by Israel in 2005 and Turkey in 2006. The EBU has agreed that the final three choruses can be sung in English, the new lyrics for the agreed Macedonian-English bilingual version song can be seen below.

The English version of the song helped push Karolina higher on the polls around the internet, and recent results prove that a song is far more likely to win the Eurovision Song Contest if at least part is sung in English. The only countries to win the Eurovision Song Contest in their native language with no English lyrics since 1991 are Norway in 1995, with only 5 lines of text, and Israel in 1998 which featured a chorus of internationally known names.

MOJOT SVET

Najna najna, nanana najna
Najna najna, nanana najna
Najna najna, nanana na

Nokva so senki pak zboruvam
Moram od sebe da pobegnam
Tri angeli me čuvaat
Odam po vistinski pat

Mojot svet se vika muzika
Nema vera nitu granica
Mojot svet se osum noti
Edna duša balkanska

Mojot svet se vika muzika
Nema vera nitu granica
Mojot svet se osum noti
Edna duša balkanska

Sonce me budi vo postela
Pesna me gali vo dušata
Tri spomeni što bolea
Večno gi izbrišav jas

Mojot svet se vika muzika
Nema vera nitu granica
Mojot svet se osum noti
Edna duša balkanska

Music is the only world for me
In my world we live in harmony
Music knows no creed or colour
Day by day we’ll live a dream

Najna najna nanana najna
Najna najna nanana najna
Najna najna nanana najna
Nanana najnaNanana naina

Music is the only world for me
In my world we live in harmony
Music knows no creed or colour
Day by day we’ll live a dream

Music knows no creed or colour
Day by day we’ll live a dream

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