Skopje, Macedonia – April 17, 2011 – Ivanna Hadzievska, the host of the popular TV show Exclusive, speaks to Jasmina Saric, director of educational programs, PRODIREKT, at the onset of the Pop Idol finals about her company’s media and educational support for this talent show.
PRODIREKT, a company that owns one of the fastest growing educational social network Verbalisti, will award a two-week language course at Kings Colleges for the first Macedonian Pop Idol. Even at the very start of the of the Macedonian Pop Idol finals, language education has become a true hit among the young in Macedonia, while the Facebook page Verbalisti hit the record on April 3 by getting more than 1,000 new members.
About Pop Idol in Macedonia
Macedonian Idol Season 1 (Macedonian: Македонски идол – Makedonski Idol) is the first season of the Macedonian version of the worldwide known talent franchise series Pop Idol. The show started airing on November 13, 2010 on the Macedonian national television A1, while the auditions commenced in the summer 2010. Ivanna Hadzievska and Nenad Gjeorgjievski, famous for being hosts of the show-magazine A1 Exclusive, are the hosts of the show. Three Macedonian celebrities have been chosen to be the judges: Kaliopi Bukle (singer), Igor Dzambazov (TV host, singer and actor) and Toni Mihajlovski (TV host and actor). Ten Macedonian cities are included: Ohrid, Kavadarci, Strumica, Veles, Štip, Kumanovo,Skopje, Bitola, Tetovo and Prilep. Twenty candidates have been chosen for the final cut of the show.
Interview (in the Macedonian language):
Ivanna Hadzievska, A1 TV and Jasmina Saric, PRODIREKT
Show Program Exclusive, April 19, 2011