Gliwice-Silesia 2019🇲🇰 North Macedonia

🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Mila Moskov’s “Fire” is released

The Junior Eurovision 2019 line-up is complete!

Following their unprecedented success at the adult contest, North Macedonia were keen to confirm their participation in Junior Eurovision 2019. Mila Moskov was then revealed as their participant all the way back in July! Now, her entry has been released!

Last week, it was confirmed that Mila will be performing “Fire” in Gliwice, continuing a proud tradition of representation of flammables at the contest. It was also revealed that the song was composed by Lazar Cvetkoski and Magdalena ENA Cvetkoska. Further, Mila’s stage show in Gliwice will be directed by Ljupka Gordan, who directed “Doma” last year.

You can watch the official clip below:

Junior Eurovision 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, 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”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation, and all have now revealed their entries! However, Ireland is yet to reveal the revamp of its entry.

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. Importantly, 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”. 

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

What do you think of “Fire”? Will North Macedonia break their 12th place curse this year? 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!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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