North Macedonia’s MRT have become the latest broadcaster to confirm their representative for Junior Eurovision 2021. The Balkan nation will be represented by the children from the MRT series Dajte muzika.
Dajte muzika is a co-production project of MRT and is one of the most popular television programs for children in the country. The cast have released over 80 songs and two albums to date, collaborating with some of North Macedonia’s top composers.
Details of the entry itself have yet to be revealed. However, MRT states that it will be composed by a team who have already worked with the group previously. The song is due to be released in the coming months.
About Junior Eurovision 2021
Only days after Valentina’s win, the EBU were quick to confirm that we will be travelling to France for the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place on December 19th at La Seine Musicale. The slogan of the contest will be Imagine, and the logo was unveiled in August. At this time it is uncertain if the contest will be held in person or remotely once more. Recently the EBU outlined a series of planned scenarios to satisfy the conditions at the time.
In total, the following 19 countries have been confirmed by the EBU as taking part in the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest:
- Azerbaijan – Sona Azizova
- Germany – Pauline
- Netherlands – Ayana
- North Macedonia – Dajte muzika
- Poland – Sara James
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
- Serbia – Jovana and Dunja
- Ukraine – Levi Díaz
Among the 19 we see returns for Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia and Portugal. However there are withdrawals for Australia again, and of course the expulsion of Belarus. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be broadcast live on December 19 and starts at 17:00 CET. Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months ahead, as broadcasters begin selecting their acts for Paris 2021!
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