Celopek (F.Y.R. Macedonia)

F.Y.R. Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest

The Republic of Macedonia participates in the Eurovision Song Contest as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, often abbreviated to FYR Macedonia.

Overview

The country's debut at Eurovision was at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, however the country first took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 pre-selection. Their song, "Samo ti" (Само ти) sung by Kaliopi, failed to qualify to the final.

FYR Macedonia's best result was in 2006, when Elena Risteska sang "Ninanajna" (Нинанајна) in Athens, Greece and came 12th. Despite never coming in the top 10 in the final, FYR Macedonia managed to enter every final up to 2008. Their record of entering every final from the semi-final was broken in 2008, when the jury vote used in the semi-final chose Sweden to pass to the final, with FYR Macedonia having come 10th in the televote.

Macedonian Radio-Television (MKRTV) has used the Skopje Fest festival to select the Macedonian entry since the country's debut, with MKRTV also broadcasting Eurovision for the Macedonian people.

Prior declaring independence in 1991, as a constituent country of SFR Yugoslavia, the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, participated in the Yugoslav pre-selection called Jugovizija along the other Yugoslav federal units.Also, many Macedonian composers wrote songs for candidates from other parts of Yugoslavia. However the Macedonian entries never managed to win, and SR Macedonia was among the few subunits to never send a Yugoslav entry to the ESC. A somewhat exception occurred when Maja Odžaklievska won the Yugoslav competition in 1980, but she did not perform at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 due to the Yugoslav decicison not to participate that year.

Contestants

Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
1998 Vlado Janevski Ne zori, zoro (Не зори, зоро) 19 16
2000 XXL 100% te ljubam (Сто посто те љубам) 15 29
2002 Karolina Gočeva Od nas zavisi (Од Нас Зависи) 19 25
2004 Toše Proeski Life 14 44 10 71
2005 Martin Vučić Make My Day 17 52 9 97
2006 Elena Risteska Ninanajna (Нинанајна) 12 56 10 76
2007 Karolina Gočeva Mojot svet (Мојот свет) 14 73 9 97
2008 Tamara, Vrčak and Adrian Let Me Love You X X 10* 64

* In 2008, Sweden qualified through the back-up jury selection and so FYR Macedonia did not progress to the final.

Voting history

F.Y.R. Macedonia has given the most points to...
Rank Country Points
1 52
2 49
3 36
4

31
5 28
F.Y.R. Macedonia has received the most points from...
Rank Country Points
1 49
2 32
3 31
4

27
5 25
Note: Semi-finals not included

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