FYR Macedonia will be presenting their 2013 Eurovision entry tonight at 19:30 CET on MRT 1 during the evening news broadcast.
MKRTV, the national broadcaster of FYR Macedonia has confirmed to esctoday.com that the song Imperija, that was due to represent FYR Macedonia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest will now be replaced with a brand new song.
FYR Macedonia have decided to change their initial entry Imperija for a new one. Esma Redzepova and Vlatko Lozano officially presented their Eurovision entry on 28 February during a special televised show on MKRTV . The 2013 representatives of FYR Macedonia are currently busy recording their new entry. Esctoday.com has learned that the 2013 FYR Macedonian Eurovision is expected to be released tonight. There will be no song presentation show to present the entry, the song be will premiered tonight on MRT1 during the 19.30 CET evening news.
Watch the new song Pred da se razdeni below
Esma Redzepova and Vlatko Lozanoski were selected via an internal selection by MKRTV to represent FYR Macedonia at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö next May. Both artists are well known acts in their home country.
Esma Redzepova enjoys fame in many countries, specially throughout the Balkan region. She is well recognised for her humanitarian cause and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Esma is a multi-talented artist who has showcased her skills both as singer and actress throughout her long career, having released a great number of albums and singles. She started her musical career at a tender young age.
Vlatko Lozanoski is a young singer who has slowly but steadily made a name for himself in FYR Macedonia and neighbouring Balkan countries. MKRTV this time has opted for a fresh new approach with a new formula, the combination of a young dynamic singer with an established well known and recognized senior artist. The broadcaster believes that their 2013 Eurovision representatives have a great potential. .
FYR Macedonia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 with Vlado Janevski is yet to win the event. The country's best result at the Eurovision Song Contest has been a 12th placing in 2006.
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