According to the Macedonian press, FYR Macedonia is looking at withdrawing from Junior Eurovision 2014 due to their poor result in the 2013 contest. Barbara Popovic finished in 12th place with just 19 points, the joint worst result that the country has had in Junior Eurovision.
In an interview with the Macedonian news site RedUp, the Head of Delegation for Macedonia, Rade Spasovski told the site that:
It is still early to talk about definite withdrawal , but if you do not change the relationship of the countries participating everything is possible
Ljupcho Mirkovski the Artistic Director in the Macedonian delegation went on to say that:
An Internal selection may not be the best choice… there is no better solution than this. Barbara is child and certainly could sing better , but stage fright has done its job . Not all children immune to stage fright in a public performance
He feels that:
You should send children between 10 and 11 years of age. But others are already in another age group . We go as a country participate in all cultural and sporting events for us to mention the name . Placement is certainly important , but not the most important part of the event.
FYR Macedonia had returned to the 2013 contest after withdrawing from the contest after 2011. Macedonia in the contest has managed to finish in 12th place for four years running, Macedonia had its best result in 2007 when they finished in 5th place with 111 points.