Junior Eurovision in Nice is now less than a month away. In the lead-up to the start of rehearsals, we will get to know a bit more about this year’s artists, their discography, and their Junior Eurovision journey so far. Next up, we will preview North Macedonia’s 2023 representative, Tamara Grujeska.
Tamara Grujeska’s Junior Eurovision Journey So Far…
Tamara was selected internally by broadcaster Macedonian Radio-television (MRT) to represent her country in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023. The song Tamara will sing at the contest is a ballad called “Kazi mi, kazi mi koj”.
What do we think of “Kazi mi, kazi mi koj”
The team at That Eurovision Site have reacted to North Macedonia’s entry for Nice. Tim gave his thoughts on “Kazi mi, kazi mi koj”, which you can check out here:
Who is Tamara Grujeska?
Tamara is no stranger to competing in music competitions. Since the age of 5, Tamara from Gostivar, North Macedonia has been competing in music festivals both nationally and internationally. In 2022 Tamara won the “Angel Voice International Award” in Belgrade. Nationally Tamara has also won the Ezerski Biseri Festival. Tamara is a Eurovision fan who cites her favourite song as Loreen’s Tattoo, and also has released a cover version of 2019’s Eurovision winning song “Arcade”.
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 has taken part in 17 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 2022, North Macedonia was represented by Lara, Irina and Jovan, singing their song ” Životot E Pred Mene”. At the close of voting in Paris, the group finished in 14th position, receiving 54 points. Of these, 54 points came from online voting whilst the remaining 12 were given by the professional juries.
What do think about “Kazi mi, kazi mi koj”? Are you excited for North Macedonia’s participation at this year’s Junior Eurovision? Let us know in the comments or on social media! Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Threads and Bluesky as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2023!
News Source: JuniorEurovision.tv / That Eurovision Site
Photo Credit: Bojan Stoilkovski