Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that are participating this year in Rotterdam. Today, we celebrate North Macedonia.
North Macedonia debuted (as Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia) at the Contest in 1998, in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, Vlado Janevski finished in nineteenth place with his entry “Ne zori, zoro”, scoring 16 points.
The most successful entry from North Macedonia was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tamara Todevska finished in seventh place with her entry “Proud”, scoring 305 points. This included six sets of jury twelve points from Albania, Austria, Moldova, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This also included two sets of televote twelve points from Serbia and Slovenia.
The most recent North Macedonian entry was due to be in 2020, when the cancelled Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Vasil was due to represent North Macedonia with his entry “You”.
This year, North Macedonia will be represented by Vasil with his song “Here I Stand”. Will Vasil take North Macedonia to their first victory?
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland