Add another one to the list! After withdrawing from the competition last year, broadcaster MRT has confirmed to Eurovoix that North Macedonia will participate in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. This will mark North Macedonia’s 16th appearance in the contest. There has been no confirmation of their selection process just yet.
What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th.
With this latest confirmation, the list of the 11 participating countries is as follows:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
You keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
North Macedonia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
North Macedonia (previously FYR Macedonia) participated in the first Junior Eurovision in 2003 with Marija and Viktorija’s “Ti ne me poznavas”. The song finished 12th with 19 points.
The nation has participated every year since except for 2012, 2014, and 2020. Their best result came in 2007 when Rosica Kulakova and Dimitar Stojmenovski’s “Ding Ding Dong” finished in 5th place with 111 points.
Like their counterparts at Eurovision, the majority of North Macedonia’s entries have been sung in Macedonian.
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News Source: Eurovoix
Photo Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses