Macedonian Radio-Television opened a song submission in late 2007 and closed prior to the new year. 130 songs were received, 15 of which were selected by a committee composed of officials and past Eurovision contestants. In addition, MRT commissioned six songs from well-known composers; however, these songs were withdrawn from the competition by internal decision. Skopje Fest took place at the Metropolis Arena where 15 songs competed for the honor of representing the country. The selection was broadcast on terrestrial and satellite television.
|1||Saso Gigov Gis||« Docna e »||1420||5||7||12||4|
|2||Aneta Kacurkova||« Poraka »||195||0||2||2||12|
|3||Parketi||« Strawberry »||953||3||5||8||6|
|4||Risto Samardziev & Flash||« Dojdi do mene »||1761||7||10||17||3|
|5||Tuna||« Prasuvam bez glas »||615||0||6||6||7|
|6||Lambe Alabakoski||« Zemjo moja »||2401||10||8||18||2|
|7||Elvir Mekić||« Armija »||1588||6||0||6||8|
|8||Goran Naumovski||« Tajna skriena »||150||0||0||0||14|
|9||Tamara feat. Vrcak & Adrijan Gaxha||« Vo Ime Na Ljubovta«||3441||12||12||24||1|
|10||Vlatko Ilievski||« So drugi zborovi »||827||1||0||1||13|
|11||None Nedelkovska||« Vrati se »||857||2||3||5||9|
|12||Jova Radevska||« Jas sum ovde »||1026||4||0||4||10|
|13||Igor Mitrovik||« Jas i ti »||121||0||0||0||15|
|14||Sonja Tarculovska||« Sever i jug »||2086||8||1||9||5|
|15||Nokaut||« Samovila »||222||0||4||4||11|
At Eurovision, Macedonia took part in the second semifinal on 22 May 2008, but they finished 10th, and the jury didn’t select them as the tenth qualified country for the final. This marked the first time that Macedonia failed to qualify for the final since the semi-final format was introduced in 2004.
Points awarded by Macedonia
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
The song « Vo imeto na ljubovta » was released in Turkish, showing the close bond between Macedonia and Turkey. The song was also translated into Russian, Serbian, and Albanian. The Turkish version is the only one sung fully in the specified language, whereas the other versions also have English included.
The spokesperson for Macedonia in Eurovision 2008 was the MKTV worker, host and presenter Ognen Janeski.
- 10th by televoting, relegated by the juries
- « 6 commissioned songs withdrawn in Macedonia ». Esctoday (English)
- « Macedonia decides on 23rd February ». Esctoday (English)
- Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | News – The Republic of Macedonia: Song in english for Belgrade
(Note: Entries scored out are when Macedonia did not compete)