North Macedonia becomes the next country to confirm their participation in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.
Macedonian broadcaster MKRTV has confirmed to ESCToday that they will be taking part in next year’s contest in Rotterdam. Further details regarding how they will select their entrant have not yet been revealed, however they have opted for an internal selection in previous years.
At the 2019 contest, North Macedonia was represented by Tamara Todevska with her song “Proud”. She topped the jury voting in the final, and placed 7th overall, their best result to date.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition after Duncan Laurence’s victory at the 2019 contest with his song “Arcade”. To date, 30 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
North Macedonia debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, however, two years earlier they attempted to participate but was knocked out in the pre-qualifying round. In 2016 they were represented by Kaliopi for a second time with the song “Dona”, she missed out on the final finishing in 11th in her semi-final. North Macedonia’s best result to date is a 7th place finish in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest represented by Tamara Todevska and the song “Proud”.