North Macedonia: MRT confirms Junior Eurovision 2022 participation

North Macedonia: MRT confirms Junior Eurovision 2022 participation
Wednesday, 15 June 2022

  • North Macedonia's national broadcaster, MRT, has confirmed the country's participation at Junior Eurovision 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. 

    North Macedonia will be joining the list of countries taking part in the 20th edition of the Eurvision Song Contest set to take place on December 11, 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. 

    The North Macedonian broadcaster confirmed to Eurovoix that they will be competing in the next edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest marking the 10th country to confim participation in this year's contest. 

    Although MRT did not clear out the format they will use to select their Junior Eurovision representative, taking into account the way have selected their entries over the recent years it is likely that they will internally select their act and song for Yerevan. 


    North Macedonia in Junior Eurovision

    North Macedonia, previously presented in the contest as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has participated in the competition 15 times since their debut in the inaugural 2003 contest missing out only the editions of 2012, 2014 and 2020. 

    In the first edition of the contest back inl 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark, represented by the song "Ti ne me poznavaš" performed by Marija and Viktorija. The song placed 12th in a field of 16 countries.

    The country's best performance at the contest has been 5th place, achieved twice to date – in 2007 when North Macedonia was represented by the song "Ding Ding Dong" performed by Rosica Kulakova and Dimitar Stojmenovski, and in 2008 with "Prati mi SMS" performed by Bobi Andonov.

    In 2019 in Gliwice-Silesia the nation was represented by Mila Moskov with her song "Fire" which finished 6th, marking the country's best result since 2008 when they finished 5th. 

    While in 2020 the country withdrew from the competition due to the covid-19 pandemic restrictions, in 2021 make its comeback in Paris with Dajte Muzika singing 'Green forces' who score a top 10 placing for the landlocked country finishing 9th with a total of 114 points. 


    News Source: Eurovoix 

    Image: EBU/Andres Putting