MRT has confirmed to Eurovoix that FYR Macedonia will be participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.
MRT, the Macedonian broadcaster, has confirmed to Eurovoix that they will be participating in this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the Belarusian capital. The broadcaster hasn’t stated how they will select their next entrant, but have opted for internal selections in previous years.
In 2017, FYR Macedonia was represented by Mina Blazev, who finished in 12th position with her song “Dancing Through Life”.
The 2018 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Minsk, Belarus after the country won the bidding process before the 2017 contest even began. Olga Salamankha explained that Belarus was selected as the host for next years contest over other bids due to their long-term commitment to the competition.
The following countries have stated that they will be participating in Minsk:
- FYR Macedonia
The following countries who participated in the 2017 contest in Tbilisi, Georgia are yet to publicly state whether they will be taking part in the 2018 contest;
To date Cyprus and Ukraine have confirmed their withdrawal from the competition. While Bulgaria, Denmark, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland have ruled out returning to the competition.
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 is 5th place, which they achieved in 2007 with “Ding Ding Dong” by Rosica & Dimitar and in 2008 with “Prati mi SMS” by Bobi Andonov.