EXCLUSIVE / JESC 2013: FYROM RETURNS, ALBANIA OUT
SKOPJE, FYR MACEDONIA – The team of oikotimes.com has secure information that the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia is also returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
MKRT and EBU confirmed the news. Information about the song will be revealed around October 5th.
In the meantime it is also securely mentioned to oikotimes.com that Albania will not participate in Kyiv’s Junior Eurovision edition although last year they debuted in the contest. During this summer RTSH made clear though they will seek for a singer and song and they openly called for songs. But we can confirm you that the country withdrawn. We are still back in 9 countries for Kyiv, so far.
FYR MACEDONIA IN JESC
FYR Macedonia has participated at every Junior Eurovision Song Contest since the competition commenced in 2003. The country’s best performance at the contest has been 5th place, achieved twice to date – in 2007 when FYR Macedonia was represented by Rosica Kulakova and Dimitar Stojmenovski with “Ding Ding Dong”; and again in 2008 with Bobi Andonov and “Prati mi SMS”. Their worst performance came in 2006, with Zana Aliu coming 15th and last in the contest.
On 13 July 2012, MKRTV would withdraw from the contest due to issues with the voting process in the contest and the lack of budget available for participation.