The Macedonian entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed this upcoming Sunday, the 8th of October.
It has been revealed by MRT that “Dancing Through Life” is the name of the Macedonian Junior Eurovision entry, and that it will be premiered on Sunday 8th October at 18:30 CET. The song was composed by Aleksandar Masevski, who also composed and produced last year’s Macedonian entry “Love Will Lead Our Way”.
A month ago it was revealed that Mina Blažev will represent FYR Macedonia at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi, Georgia. Earlier that month auditions took place in FYR Macedonia, in which Mina was chosen to represent her country. Mina Blažev is from capital city Skopje, and throughout her singing career has taken part in shows such as Pinkove Zvezde.
FYR Macedonia recently returned to the competition in 2015 after a year break. Last year, the country was represented by Marija Stanojković, who finished in 12th place with her song “Love Will Lead Our Way”.
Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place in the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event. The sixteen countries taking part are:
- Armenia – Misha
- Australia – Isabella Clarke
- Belarus – Helena Meraai
- Cyprus – Nicole Nicolaou
- FYR Macedonia – Mina Blazev
- Georgia – Grigol Kipshidze
- Italy – Maria Iside Fiore
- Malta – Gianluca Cilia
- Poland – Alicja Rega
- Russia – Polina Bogusevich
- Serbia – Irina Brodic & Jana Paunovic
- The Netherlands – Fource
- Ukraine – Anastasiya Baginska
Source: Stisni Play
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Macedonia was one of sixteen countries to take part in the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. On their debut they were represented by Marija & Viktorija with the song “Ti ne me poznavaš” finishing 12th with 19 points. Macedonia’s best result to date came in 2007 when Rosica Kulakova & Dimitar Stojmenovski finished 5th with the song “Ding Ding Dong”. They scored a total of 111 points including 12 points from Bulgaria and Serbia.