Twenty artists will compete in ‘Skopje 2011’ for the right to represent FYR Macedonia in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The National Final is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 26 February.
MKRTV has just revealed the shortlist containing the codenames (singers to be revealed at a later date) and song titles of the twenty artists who will take part, 88 entries were received in total.
- 2mix – Paranoia
- Arlekin – Neka e so pomin
- Bakym – Greshka
- Balkan – Ostavi politika pojachaj ton
- Bm_sjaj_21 – Te krade toj
- Bozhji Pateki – Bozhji Pateki
- Gajda – Pam tam tam
- Mir – Ne se menyva lyubovta
- Mravka – Ludost
- Nane – Vo mojot svet imash dom
- Natan – Tuga si
- Pak – Sekogash nekoj bredi poveke
- Rolex – Ne mi trebash
- Sandi – Lazham deka ne boli
- Sedumka – Sekoj den
- Shto Bilo – Na kraj
- Shybara – Rusinka
- Shyphra 3 – Ne vrakaj se
- Texas Holdem – Kockar
- Zorica – Znaesh li
The above “artists” are actually code-names, as MKRTV will assign each artist to a song after meeting with their respective composers.
FYR Macedonia failed to qualify for the Grand Final in Oslo, finishing in 15th place with 37 points. This year, they will take part in Semi-Final #2 which takes place in Düsseldorf on Thursday 12 May.