The Macedonian song for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be completed by the end of September.
Macedonian broadcaster MRT has revealed to Eurovoix.com that the song that Marija Spasovska will sing at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be finished by the end of this month. The title or genre of the song has not yet been revealed. Marija was internally selected by the broadcaster after an audition took place on August 18th, which saw 10 candidates perform for their chance to represent their country.
The jury in charge of selecting the entrant said that Marija had “the best performance and possesses extraordinary singing abilities”. 13-year-old Marija has been singing since the age of 4, performing in numerous competitions and festivals, including Slavianski Bazaar.
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.
Twenty countries will take part in this years contest. These are:
- Azerbaijan – Returning nation
- France – Returning nation
- FYR Macedonia
- Israel – Returning nation
- Kazakhstan – Debut
- The Netherlands
- Wales – Debut
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.