Miyatta at Skopje Fest

What I’ve learned skimming through the finalists in Macedonia’s Skopje Fest:

  • triangles are still really ‘now’ in Macedonia (maybe they are everywhere and I haven’t noticed)
  • dull songs win national competitions too often
  • Vera Janković was a drag queen in another life (or maybe this one)
  • Xena apparently now lives in Macedonia

Masochists can go straight to the YouTube playlist—ordered from losingest to the dull winner.

 

Place

Points

Artist

Song

Video

Notes

Composer(s)

1

22

Daniel Kajmakoski

"Lisja esenski"
 Autumn leaves

Joacim Persson,
Aleksandar Mitevski,
Daniel Kajmakoski

2

20

Tamara Todevska

"Brod što tone"
  Sinking ship

 

Robert Bilbilov

3

18

Evgenija Čančalova

"Da ne te sakam"
  If I don't love you

Bond-esque,
inspired by Conchita?
Tug-o-war dancers

Grigor Koprov,
Jelena Bulinac

4

8

Dimitar Andonovski

"Se što ti vetiv"
  Everything I promised

 The cage action can’t save it.

Lazar Cvetkoski,
Magdalena Cvetkoska

5

8

Aleksandar Tarabunov & Toni Mihajlovski

"Marija"
  Maria

 Puppet dancers

Robert Bilbilov,
Toni Mihajlovski

6

7

Nade Talevska

"Znam"
  I know

 Dancers in white

Aleksandar Masevski,
Biljana Pašarikovska

7

7

Viktorija Loba

"Edna edinstvena"
  One and only

 

Jovan Jovanov,
Elvir Mekić

8

6

Sanja Gjoševska

"Sakam da letam"
  I want to fly

 

Duke Bojadziev

9

6

Aleksandra Janeva

"Vo tvojot svet"
 In your world

 

Vančo Dimitrov,
Ana Pandevska

10

5

Tanja Carovska

"Ako mi se vratiš"
 If you return to me

 

Tanja Carovska

11

5

Joce Panov

"Ni Lj od ljubovta"
 Neither "L" from love

 

Saša Dragić,
Vlado Janevski

12

2

Miyatta

"Zaljuben"
 In love

Xena? Glad she has warrior-princessing
to fall back on.

Tanja Carovska

13

2

Nina Janeva

"Bluz za..."
  Blues for...

 

Davor Jordanovski,
Toni Mihajlovski

14

0

Lena Zatkoska

"Alo"
 Hello

 Classic Europop

Risto Samardziev

14

0

Vera Janković

"Se plašam"
 I'm scared

I’m scared too!
Drag inspired?  Or drag?

Darko Tasev,
Vesna Malinova

14

0

Risto Samardžiev & Vlatko Ilievski

"Sever-Jug"
  North-South

 Lame gender trickery!

Vladimir Dojčinovski,
Risto Samardziev

14

0

Aleksandra Mihova

"Srce čuva spomeni"
 Heart keeps memories

“na, na-na-na naaaa”...nah

Andrijana Janevska,
Veronika Stojanovska

14

0

Lidija Kočovska & Marijan Stojanovski

"Sonce niz oblaci"
 Sunshine through the clouds

 Mega duet

Trajče Stavreski,
Maja Pavlovska

14

0

Goran Naumovski & Sanja Kerkez

"Mig bez tebe"
  A moment without you

Opera can be groovy...maybe not.
I think I now value all moments without Goran.

Andrijana Janevska

14

0

Verica Pandilovska

"Samo za tebe"
 Just for you

 

Salvatore Monetti,
Jasmina Kantardzieva

More info about this than anyone needs @ Wikipedia: Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015