North Macedonia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

North Macedonia, previously presented in the contest as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 16 times since their debut in the inaugural 2003 contest. Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) is responsible for the country's participation in the contest. North Macedonia has participated in every contest with the exceptions of 2012, 2014 and 2020 contests.[1]

North Macedonia
North Macedonia
Member stationMRT
National selection events
National final
  • Junior EuroSong
  • 2003–2011
Internal selection
  • 2013
  • 2015–2019
  • 2021–2022
Participation summary
Appearances17
First appearance2003
Highest placement5th: 2007, 2008
External links
North Macedonia's page at JuniorEurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
North Macedonia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022

HistoryEdit

North Macedonia debuted in the inaugural 2003 contest 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.

MRT did not participate in 2012 due to issues with the voting process in the contest and the lack of budget available for participation. However, North Macedonia returned to the contest in 2013, held in Kyiv, Ukraine.[2] North Macedonia did not return to the contest in 2014, but returned again in 2015.[3] MRT did not participate in the 2020 contest due to the COVID-19 pandemic,[1] but returned to the 2021 contest in France.[4]

Participation overviewEdit

Table key
Last place
Upcoming
Year Entrant Song Language Place Points
Marija & Viktorija "Ti ne me poznavaš" (Ти не ме познаваш) Macedonian 12 19
Martina Siljanovska "Zabava" (Забава) Macedonian 7 64
Denis Dimoski "Rodendeski baknež" (Родендески бакнеж) Macedonian 8 68
Zana Aliu "Vljubena" (Вљубена) Macedonian 15 ◁ 14
Rosica Kulakova & Dimitar Stojmenovski "Ding Ding Dong" (Динг Динг Донг) Macedonian 5 111
Bobi Andonov "Prati mi SMS" (Прати ми СМС) Macedonian 5 93
Sara Markoska "Za ljubovta" (За љубовта) Macedonian 12 31
Anja Veterova "Eooo, Eooo" Macedonian 12 38
Dorijan Dlaka "Žimi ovoj frak" (Жими овој фрак) Macedonian 12 31
Barbara Popović "Ohrid i muzika" (Охрид и музика) Macedonian 12 ◁ 19
Ivana Petkovska & Magdalena Aleksovska "Pletenka - Braid of Love" (Плетенка) Macedonian 17 ◁ 26
Martija Stanojković "Love Will Lead Our Way (Ljubovta ne vodi)" (Љубовта не води) Macedonian, English 12 41
Mina Blažev "Dancing Through Life" Macedonian, English 12 69
Marija Spasovska "Doma" (Дома) Macedonian 12 99
Mila Moskov "Fire" Macedonian, English 6 150
Dajte Muzika "Green Forces" Macedonian, English 9 114
Lara feat. Jovan & Irina "Životot e pred mene" (Животот е пред мене) Macedonian, English 14 54
2023
Confirmed intention to participate

GalleryEdit

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

Year Commentator Spokesperson Ref.
2003 Milanka Rašik Geel Ke
2004 Filip
2005 Vase Dokovski
2006 Denis Dimoski
2007 Mila Zafirović
2008 Ivona Bogoevska Marija Zafirovska
2009 Dime Dimitrovski Jovana Krstevska
2010 Toni Drenkovski and Monika Todorovska Sara Markoska
2011 Elizabeta Cebova Anja Veterova
2012 No broadcast Did not participate
2013 Tina Teutovic and Spasija Veljanoska Sofija Spasenoska
2014 No broadcast Did not participate
2015 Tina Tautovic and Spasija Veljanoska Aleksandrija Čaliovski
2016 Eli Tanaskovska Antonija Dimitrijevska
2017 Tina Tautovic Kjara Blažev
2018 Eli Tanaskovska Arina Pekhtereva
2019 Magdalena
2020 Did not participate
2021 Fendi
2022 Mariam Mamadashvili

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Granger, Anthony (27 July 2020). "North Macedonia: MRT Will Not Participate in Junior Eurovision 2020". Eurovoix. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  2. ^ Sam "Sopon" (4 September 2014). "Double the Damage: FYR Macedonia and Portugal will not compete at Junior Eurovision". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ Cahill, William (24 July 2015). "FYR Macedonia will return to Junior Eurovision 2015". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (2021-07-21). "🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Returns to Junior Eurovision in Paris". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-07-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Filippidou, Ifigeneia (24 November 2019). "These are the Junior Eurovision 2019 spokespersons". ESCplus. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  6. ^ Herbert, Emily (2020-11-27). "North Macedonia: MRT To Broadcast Junior Eurovision 2020". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony (2020-12-19). "🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Eli Tanaskovska Returns as Junior Eurovision Commentator". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  8. ^ Granger, Anthony (2022-12-11). "Junior Eurovision 2022: Who are the Spokespersons". Eurovoix. Retrieved 2022-12-11.