As the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 edges closer, Tim had a chance to speak to Lara, Irina and Jovan from North Macedonia on their journey to the Contest. Together, they talk about how they feel to be representing their country, they also talk about what tips they have learnt for the future. They also talk about how their rehearsal went and what to look out for when they take to the stage on Sunday.
Check out our interview with Lara, Irina and Jovan here!
About Lara, Irina and Jovan
Lara is multi talented and enjoys music, ballet and theatre. When not performing she also has a keen interest in literature. Irina is a violinist and is also a member of the Piccolo Children’s Choir. Jovan has won many awards for Hip-Hop, including the World Cup back in 2018
North Macedonia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
North Macedonia debuted in Junior Eurovision in the first edition of the Contest in Copenhagen in 2003. Their first entry was “Ti ne me poznavaš”, performed by Marija and Viktorija. At the close of voting, the duo finished in 12th place, earning 19 points. Since then, North Macedonia have taken part in 16 editions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The only years which did not feature a North Macedonian artist were in 2012, 2014 and 2020; the last due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, North Macedonia was represented by Dajte Muzika, singing their song “Green Forces”. At the close of voting in Paris, the group finished in 9th position, receiving 114 points. Of these, 59 points came from online voting whilst the remaining 55 were given by the professional juries.
What do you think of Lara, Irina and Jovan’s interview with us? Do you think North Macedonia can continue to improve its Junior Eurovision results? Where does ‘Solas’ fall in your rankings? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2022 on Sunday!
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