MKRTV's hunt for an original, unpublished and contemporary composition to represent North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin is now over! Say hello to Andrea!
Andrea will perform Circles at the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, following an impressive victory at Za Evrosong, where 50% of the vote came from an international jury, and 50% came from an online vote.
The results went down to the wire with both Andrea and Viktor finishing on 20 points overall, and in the event of a tie it appears that the jury has the final say.
The international jury comprised of 5 Eurovision-adjacent judges, who were asked to rank the songs:
Malta – Gordon Bonello ranked Andrea first
Israel – Tali Eshkoli ranked Viktor first
Georgia – Natia Mshvenieradze ranked Andrea first
Iceland – Felix Bergsson ranked Lara first
Armenia – David Tserunyan ranked Andrea first
Andrea topped the jury vote, with Lara and Viktor finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The results of the online vote went Viktor’s way, with an impressive 12,621 votes in total converting to 12 points, to Kaly’s 10 points and Andrea’s 8.
Circles was composed by Aleksandar Masevski with lyrics from both Aleksandar Masevski and Andrea.
North Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest
Having qualified from the Semi-Finals on only one occasion between 2008 and 2018, North Macedonia achieved its best result ever when Tamara Todevska’s Proud won the jury vote and finished 7th in the Grand Final.