🇲🇰 North Macedonia to participate at Eurovision 2024?

🇲🇰 North Macedonia to participate at Eurovision 2024?

After their withdrawal from Eurovision 2023, it looks like North Macedonia is set to return to Eurovision in 2024, as Macedonia Radio Television (MRT) releases its proposed budget for 2024.

Budget allocated for Eurovision 2024 & Junior Eurovision 2023

When the 2024 proposed budget for MRT was released, a paragraph was included where it says that it will participate in the competition:

The program of the Macedonian Radio Television in 2024 will be marked by the participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, where Macedonian musical values will be presented through the participating song at this festival

MRT on its Eurovision participation (translated)

In the budget documentation, 1,500,000 MKD (€24,341 at today’s exchange rate) has been allocated for Eurovision and Junior Eurovision, with both programs listed under the musical festivals and programs that have been purchased.

You can see the full proposed budget of MRT (in Macedonian) right here. At the time of writing, MRT has yet to publicly confirm if they will be participating in next year’s competition, which will take place in Malmö.

North Macedonia’s Eurovision Journey

The ex-Yugoslav nation made its formal debut in the Contest in 1998 with Vlado Janevski’s “Ne zori, zoro”. Performing last, North Macedonia finished 19th out of 25.

Following Kaliopi’s participation in 2012 with “Crno i Belo”, North Macedonia began a 6-year non-qualification streak. Tamara Todevska’s participation in 2019 broke the streak with her song, “Proud” – which finished in 7th place, winning the jury vote.

In 2022, Andrea represented North Macedonia, singing her song “Circles”. Andrea performed in the second semi-final, finishing in 11th place out of 16. In total, Andrea received 76 points.

Did you miss North Macedonia in the competition? Would you like to see the Balkan nation return tot he competition in Malmö? 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 look ahead to Eurovision 2024!

News Source: MRT

Photo Credit: EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

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