The Junior Eurovision participants list is rapidly getting longer! Today, MKRTV confirmed that (F.Y.R.) Macedonia will be taking part in the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The Macedonian broadcaster confirmed this in a statement to our friends at Eurovoix.com. In addition, MKRTV has yet to disclose details as to how they will select their entry for Tbilisi. Meanwhile, RÚV has confirmed Iceland does not have any plans to debut in 2017.
One of Junior Eurovision’s most dedicated countries
Macedonia is one of Junior Eurovision’s most dedicated countries, who will have 13 participations to their name after this year’s contest. Indeed, only Belarus and The Netherlands have more. The Balkan nation made their debut in the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. Furthermore, they have two top 5 finishes in their name. Rosica Kulakova & Dimitar Stojmenovski finished 5th in 2007 and Bobi Andonov did the same a year later.
Martija became a firm fan favourite
Last year, Martija Stanojković represented Macedonia finishing in 12th place. However, Love Will Lead Our Way (Ljubovta ne vodi) was a firm fan favourite with fans praising it’s modern sound and chart potential. Last month, Martija released her brand new single, Don’t Know Your Name. Make sure you check it out!
Are you pleased that Macedonia is taking part in this year’s Junior Eurovision? Furthermore, who would you like to see represent the country in Tbilisi? Let us know in the comments section below and via our social media pages @ESCXTRA!