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Meet Andrea, North Macedonia representative in Eurovision 2022

This year North Macedonia has chosen Andrea as its representative on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin next May with the song “Circles”. But who is Andrea? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about North Macedonia’s singer for Eurovision 2022.

About Andrea

Andrea Koevska (in Cyrillic Андреа Коеевска), known in the artistic world simply as Andrea, was born on 14 February 2000 in Skopje (North Macedonia). As a singer, her repertoire is dominated by pop, electronic and dance music.

Her earliest memories of music were the gospel, soul, jazz, jazz and R&B sounds of the Harlem neighbourhood where they lived for a year, which inspired her early on and transformed her into a lifelong music lover.

As a teenager, having lost her guide, mentor and friend, as she considered her grandfather, and dealing with identity issues and depression, Andrea was lost and struggled to find her place in life by posting short videos on Instagram singing adaptations and translated versions of famous pop and rock songs.

Acclaimed music producer and composer Aleksandar Masevski noticed her and offered to collaborate with her, which was responsible for Andrea’s enrolment at the Faculty of Musical Arts in Skopje. There, the artist deepened her skills on guitar and piano, where she also learnt to develop her natural vocal ability, finding her voice as a composer. During the last two and a half years, Andrea went deep into the studio working on the lyrics and songs of her heart. Both the artist and her musical mentor Masevski decided to compose only in English in order to have a better chance to be known internationally.

In 2022 she won Za Evrosong, the new national final of North Macedonia for Eurovision, with the song Circles. There she received the third best televote rating and the highest score from an international jury. Circles was composed by Aleksandar Masevski, who also arranged, produced and, together with the artist, wrote the lyrics.

Lyrics

I just want a healthy conversation
Get it right and fix this situation
Everything is crumbling down beneath us
We run around, run around in circles
Tell me, is this our last temptation?
Can we even fix this situation?
Do I listen to my heart or mind, ‘cause
We run around, run around in circles
Circles, circles
Oh, circles

You don’t wanna test my limits
But something tells me you’re not listenin’
Probably, you’re going crazy
It’s all you’ve been doing lately
You don’t wanna test my limits
I gave you all, but you’re not listenin’
Can you stop calling me baby
I’ve made up my mind already
We’re running in circles

I just want a hеalthy conversation
Get it right and fix this situation
Everything is crumbling down bеneath us
We run around, run around in circles
We run around in circles
Ooh, yeah

You don’t wanna test my limits
But something tells me you’re not listenin’
Probably, you’re going crazy
It’s all you’ve been doing lately
You don’t wanna test my limits
I gave you all, but you’re not listenin’
Can you stop calling me baby
I’ve made up my mind already, yeah-eah

We’re running
Ooh
I’ve made up my mind
I’ve made up my mind
Stop, stop calling me baby
(Probably you’re going crazy)
Crazy

You don’t wanna test my limits
I gave you all, but you’re not listenin’
Can you stop calling me baby
I’ve made up my mind already
We’re running in circles

North Macedonia in Eurovision

The country previously attempted to join the contest in 1996 but failed to qualify from the pre-selection round. The capital of the landlocked country is Skopje. Until 2019, the country participated under the name F.Y.R. Macedonia.

Prior to 2019, North Macedonia’s best result was a 12th-place finish with Elena Risteska in 2006. Having qualified from the semi-final round only once between 2008 and 2018, North Macedonia achieved its best result of the 2010s when Tamara Todevska finished in seventh place in the Grand Final after winning the jury vote.

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