FYR Macedonia will send a child to #discover Junior Eurovision 2015 in Sofia!
Vladislav Yakovlev, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, confirmed the news via Twitter earlier today:
— Vladislav Yakovlev (@Ya_VladislaV) July 24, 2015
FYR Macedonia is the second nation to return to the JESC-sphere this year, after neighbouring Albania announced its comeback earlier this year and decided on its contestant just days after Eurovision.
FYR Macedonia’s return comes after a one-year absence. In 2013 their starlet Barbara Popovic placed last with “Ohrid i muzika” — a fierce dance number that got some members of our in-house jury moving. “Can we get Barbara some boots because this is a real floor-stomper,” one juror wrote. “I love everything about this: Barbara’s energy, the frenetic choreography, the rhythm, the melody and, most of all, the fact that Barbara manages to sing while moving constantly.”
Even if the country has only placed in the Top 5 twice, they always bring upbeat Balkan-pop which leaves an impression. Are you as excited as we are?