Confirmation alert! The national broadcaster of North Macedonia have just announced that they have put in an application to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam next May!
The jury winner of 2019 are yet to reveal how they are going to choose their artist and song, however they have internally selected their act since 2016, so it is probable that they will be going down that route again for 2021.
Their 2020 act Vasil was set to perform in Rotterdam back in May with the song You prior to cancellation. We are still yet and hope to see if the broadcaster will choose him again for 2021.
North Macedonia submitted an entry by Kaliopi in the audio-only pre-qualification round in 1996, but failed to qualify. North Macedonia’s first official entry was in 1998 where Vlado Janevski finished 19th. Kaliopi has represented North Macedonia 3 times, in 1996, 2012 and 2016. Her best entry was in 2012 where finished 12th with her song Crno i belo. Elena Ristenska’s Ninanajna from 2006 was the country’s best result until Tamara Todevska won the jury vote and finished 7th overall in the 2019 contest with her song Proud. Other notable entries from North Macedonia include 100% Te Ljubam (2000) and Dance Alone (2017). Vasil was set to sing You at Eurovision 2020 before the contest got cancelled.
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