Ex République de Macédoine 2005

The Republic of Macedonia, participating under the name F.Y.R. Macedonia was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 by Martin Vucic with the song « Make My Day ».

National final

The 2005 Macedonian national final was held on 19 February 2005 in Skopje and featured two artists: Aleksandra Pileva and Martin Vucic. During the first phase of the selection process both of them were selected to participate in the final by a jury of sixteen music professionals. The two performed four songs each – one song was of their own choosing, and the other three were from an open competition to submit songs for the final. Aleksandra Pileva was the definite winner of the televote with six times the votes that Martin Vucic gained. However, the jury and studio audience awarded full points to Martin crowning him the winner with the song « Ti Si Son ». At Eurovision he performed the song in English. The song is written by Branka Kostic and composed by Dragan Vucic.

Martin was born on 7 August 1982 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. He became a drummer and composer for the group Arija and went on to enter the Music Academy as an extremely popular percussionist. Martin is currently a senior at the Music Academy in Skopje. He enjoys success in Macedonia and in the Balkan region with participations and festivals such as OhridFest, Budva, and Beovizija.

Song Singer Points Place
1 Sonce i Mesecina Aleksandra Pileva 14 2nd
2 Ti Si Son Martin Vucic 24 1st

At Eurovision

The spokesperson who revealed Macedonia’s votes for other countries was 2002 and 2007 Contest entrant Karolina Gočeva.[1]

Points awarded by Macedonia

Points awarded to Macedonia (Semi-Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded to Macedonia (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References

  1. ^ Philips, Roel (2005-05-17). « The 39 spokespersons! ». ESCToday. Retrieved 2009-04-28.