Ex République de Macédoine 2012

Macedonia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Macedonian entry was selected through an internal selection, organised by the Macedonian broadcaster MRT. Kaliopi represented Macedonia with the song « Crno i belo« , which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 13th in the final, scoring 71 points.[1][2]

Internal selection

On 19 November 2011, MRT announced both confirmed Macedonia’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and announced that singer Kaliopi was internally selected.[3] Kaliopi was previously selected to represent Macedonia in 1996 with the song « Samo ti« , but was ultimately eliminated from the competition during a pre-contest qualifying round.

On 16 January 2012, MRT announced that Kaliopi had selected the song « Crno i belo » (Black and White), music by Romeo Gril and lyrics by Kaliopi, as the Macedonian entry.[4]

On 29 February, MRT aired a special presentation program, hosted by Zivkica Kalenikova, which presented the internal selection of Kaliopi and featured Kaliopi performing songs from her repertoire.[2] At the conclusion of the program, « Crno i belo » was presented to the public as well as the English version of the song.[2]

At Eurovision

Macedonia competed in the first half of the second semi-final (2nd on stage), on 24 May 2012, following Serbia and preceding the Netherlands. Kaliopi received 53 points and placed 9th, thus qualifying for the final on 26 May.[5]

In the final, Macedonia was drawn to perform 22nd, after Malta and preceding Ireland. The Macedonian entry scored a total of 71 points and placed 13th in the final.[1]

Split results

  • In the semi-final Macedonia came 9th with 53 points: the public awarded Macedonia 8th place with 63 points and the jury awarded 9th place with 58 points.[6]
  • In the Final Macedonia came 13th with 71 points: the public awarded Macedonia 11th place with 79 points and the jury awarded 17th place with 69 points.[6]

Points awarded to Macedonia

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

Points awarded by Macedonia


  1. ^ a b c d « Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final ». Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ a b c Webb, Glen (29 February 2012). « FYR Macedonia,Kaliopi presents Crno E Belo ». Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (19 November 2011). « Kaliopi to represent Macedonia ». Esctoday.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Webb, Glen (16 January 2012). « It’s Black & White for FYR Macedonia ». Eurovision.tv. 
  5. ^ a b c « Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final (2) ». Eurovision.tv. 
  6. ^ a b Siim, Jarmo (18 June 2012). « Eurovision 2012 split jury-televote results revealed ». Eurovision.tv.