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North Macedonia selects entrant for Junior Eurovision 2019!

It's Mila Morskov to Gliwice!

North Macedonia recently confirmed their participation for Junior Eurovision 2019, to take place in Gliwice, Poland on November 24th. Now, MRT have revealed their artist for the contest 14-year-old Mila Morskov. They are the second country to confirm their artist, following Georgia.

Continuing with their usual method of internal-selections, North Macedonia’s MRT have selected Mila Morskov to represent them at this year’s Junior Eurovision. She was selected after a round of closed auditions held earlier this month by the broadcaster. The song will be revealed next month.

Mila is 14 years old and is from Prilep, North Macedonia. She has been singing since she was since and has performed at a number of festivals in her country. She is currently a member of the Little Angels choir, who help children with special needs. If her cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend” is any indication, she has a more alternative style than what former North Macedonian entrants have had.

Mila is the second act to be confirmed for the contest so far, following Georgia’s selection of Georgi Rostiashvili back in May.

Junior Eurovision 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. It marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”

So far, the following nineteen countries have confirmed their intention to participate:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Belarus
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kazakhstan*
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

* Although Kazakhstan have stated their intention to participate in the contest, they must be invited by the host broadcaster in order to participate.

North Macedonia at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

North Macedonia, formerly participating as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest since it began in 2003. Thus far, they have only missed out on the contest in 2012 and 2014. 

Their debut entry, “Ti ne me poznavaš”, which was performed by Marija & Viktorija, finished 12th out of 16, with a total of 19 points. It’s not uncommon for FYR Macedonia to finish 12th in the contest – they have finished 12th on 7 out of 13 of their appearances in the contest. Indeed, they have finished 12th in their last three appearances at the contest. 

Their best results came in 2007 and 2008, when they finished 5th on both occasions with Rosica Kulakova & Dimitar Stojmenovski’s “Ding Ding Dong” and Bobi Andonov’s “Prati mi SMS”. 

In 2018, North Macedonia were represented by Marija Spasovska and the song, “Doma” (meaning “Home”). Despite last year’s contest breaking the JESC participation record, the Balkan nation maintained their 12th place streak.

Are you looking forward to Junior Eurovision this year? What kind of song would you like to see Mila bring to the contest? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

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