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North Macedonia releases Junior Eurovision entry “Životot E Pred Mene”

Following the reveal of the United Kingdom’s Junior Eurovision entry this morning, North Macedonia’s MRT has released their 2022 entry “Životot E Pred Mene” / “My Life Ahead of Me”. Additionally, they revealed that another artist will be featured on the JESC track in Yerevan. Lara and Irina were selected by the broadcaster following an open audition phase at MRT …

Broadcasters BNT and MRT publicly confirm Eurovision 2023 withdrawal

Yesterday news broke that the Balkan country Montenegro confirmed its withdrawal from Eurovision for 2023, and now additional countries have followed suit. MRT announces withdrawal, intent to return Signs have been pointing towards a withdraw from North Macedonia since their 2022-2023 budget was revealed to include JESC expenses, but none alloted for Eurovision. The Head of Delegation put up a …

JESC 2022: 16 countries will Spin The Magic in Yerevan

We finally have it, the EBU has finally revealed the full list of participants for the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is set to be held on the 11th of December 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia. The Participants For a long time, the question was, who and who won’t participate, in the upcoming contest. Well, now we have the answer, …

North Macedonia: Broadcaster Budget Hints at Withdrawal from Eurovision 2023?

Trouble may be brewing in the Balkans. As first pointed out on Twitter by @ESCdiscord, Macedonian broadcaster MRT’s newly released budget proposal for 2023 does not include any funds set aside for participation in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It does, however, budget for a participation in next year’s Junior Eurovision. This is in contrast to the broadcaster’s 2022 budget …

Today marks final day for Broadcasters to apply for Eurovision 2023 participation

Today marks the final day for any broadcaster with an active membership in the European Broadcasting Union to apply for participation in Eurovision 2023. After this, no additional broadcaster will be able to participate in the contest that did not originally apply – but broadcasters who submitted an application can still withdraw prior to October 11th without financial penalty. Any …

North Macedonia’s HoD submits report to improve the country’s future in Eurovision

On June 8th MRT’s Programming Council heard Head of Delegation (HoD) Meri Popova’s proposal to improve North Macedonia’s image, results, and preparations for future contests. The report given by Popova was thoroughly detailed, addressing a number of issues through well reasoned solutions. The requests from HoD Meri Popova In her report, Popova outlined that preparations for Eurovision need to begin …

MRT selects Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska for Junior Eurovision 2022!

Yesterday on their social media channels, North Macedonia’s public broadcaster MRT confirmed their participants for the upcoming 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska were selected after an application and audition process at MRT Studios, and now will begin work on finding their song for the contest. The duo only has 30 days to submit their Junior …

San Marino, Ireland, and North Macedonia are next Eurovision live on tapes to be released!

We’ve passed the halfway point of the tape releases, and are now at the midway point of the second semi-final as well. We’ve learned that Australia and Cyprus have chosen not to release their live on tape performances publicly, so they join Netherlands, Moldova, Ukraine, Norway, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Czech Republic in this regard. Armenia’s tape was released publicly two …

North Macedonia’s Vasil to perform with the Chicago Children’s Choir on May 26th

Following two years of online programs and concerts, the Chicago Children’s Choir will be performing their annual “Paint the Town Red” program in person this coming Thursday. On the guest list for the concert is Eurovision and CCC alumni Vasil Garvanliev. Vasil has thanked the CCC numerous times for the impact that the choir had on his life. Two years …

Semi 2 Shockers and Surprises! Fan Favorites Fail to Advance, Powerhouse Nations End Qualification Streaks

In a night full of lightning, glory notes, bejeweled sneakers, and mechanical bulls, the most shocking moments came from the reveal of semi 2’s results. In all 18 acts competed during tonight’s show, hoping to secure slots in Saturday’s Grand Final. They were: 🇫🇮 FINLAND – The Rasmus – Jezebel 🇮🇱 ISRAEL – Michael Ben David – I.M 🇷🇸 SERBIA …

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