FYR Macedonia: MRT opts for internal selection; opens call for songs

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,457 views

MRT, the national broadcaster of FYR Macedonia has announced today that it will be selecting its 2018 Eurovision act and entry via an internal selection. The broadcaster has opened the submission window for artists/composers to submit their applications.

The submission window for artists wishing to represent FYR Macedonia at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is open until 8 February. Hereafter, a special committee will evaluate all submitted entries and make their deliberation.

Once the committee selects the Macedonian representative/s for Lisbon, the broadcaster will reveal the name of the 2018 Macedonian Eurovision hopeful.

Public call for songs

Composers and music producers from FYR Macedonia and beyond are invited to submit their musical proposals (in a demo or finalized version), along with their creative work in order to participate in the Macedonian broadcaster’s search for the 2018 Macedonian Eurovision act and entry.

You can submit your application via email to the following email address and address:

  • [email protected]
  • Macedonian Radio Television, bul. Goce Delchev no. 18, 1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia, with the heading EUROSONG 2018

When submitting your proposal you must also add the following data:

  • The names of the team members
  • A brief professional biography of the authors
  • The title of the composition
  • Text of the song
  • Team member contact details
  • Relevant links from your website and social media platforms  (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

FYR Macedonia in Eurovision

FYR Macedonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 and is yet to win the competition. The country attempted to enter the competition in 1996 with Kaliopi but didn’t qualify from the pre-audio selection round.

The Balkan nation has never made it to the Top 10 of the scoreboard. Elena Risteka retains FYR Macedonia’s best result, namely at 12th placing which she achieved at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens.

In 2017, FYR Macedonia went internal in order to select its Eurovision act and entry for Kyiv and selected Jana Burčeska to defend the country in the contest with her dance beat Dance alone.

Despite an extraordinary performance, she failed to qualify to the Grand Final in Ukraine.