Junior Eurovision 2016 is just under four months away, and the show’s lineup is gradually beginning to take shape. Earlier today, FYR Macedonia became the fifth country to declare its representative for this year’s contest — revealing that 12 year old Martija Stanojkovic will be the one jetting out to Malta in November.

The announcement was made during MRT’s main news report, with Martija excitedly posting the story on Instagram shortly after.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIQJ1RqDAsW/?taken-by=martijastanojkovic

The young singer is relatively well known in the Balkan region, finishing second on the Pinkove Zvezde talent show earlier in the summer. Her song has yet to be revealed, but she’ll be hoping it will help her improve on Macedonia’s 2015 performance. Then Ivana Petkovska & Magdalena Aleksovska placed last with “Pletenka – Braid of Love”.

Four other acts have been selected for Junior Eurovision 2016 so far. They are the girl band Kisses for the Netherlands, Klesta Qehaja for Albania, Lidia Ganeva for Bulgaria and Christina Magrin for Malta.

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(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

#GirlsRule

Jimingotnojams
Jimingotnojams
3 years ago

I can’t stand all these girls. Where are all the guys? Seriously…

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

Predictable reactions…

Uros
Uros
3 years ago

Find on YouTube how Martija sings Writing’s on the wall. It’s amazing. Juries will love her. If EBU allows televote I will surely vote for her, if Serbia participates, of course

Darren
Darren
3 years ago

Good choice FYRM!!! I’m still hoping for more countries to announce participation. I want at least the same amount of participants as last year, anything else would be a bonus. Hoping to see Belgium, France, Sweden, Spain and Germany at JESC 2016.

Zzzzzz
Zzzzzz
3 years ago

Next solo girl? I promise, I will not watch this competition. It’s more and more boring. What about find for example talented teen rapper for her and make cool and modern duo? Something original and different. Children wont watch show where 12 solo girls will sing ballads or old-fashioned pop songs.

EscFAN
EscFAN
3 years ago

Pinkove Zvezdice is very popular in the Balkan – especially in Serbia. I wouldn’t be surprised if the serbian respresentative this year was a participant from PZ. Unfortunately there is no televote this year – the serbian public would give Macedonia 12 points!

Graph
Graph
3 years ago

Wow! That performance of “Ko sam ja” was amazing! If the actual songs turn out to be like the performances the singers so far are known for, this could be the best Junior Eurovision ever!

beccaboo1212
3 years ago

That’s great. However, the EBU is still waiting for “quiet” countries to confirm their entrants, particularly for boys to be confirmed. Let’s find out.

Uros
Uros
3 years ago

Lena, Serbian representative in 2015 also participated in Pinkove Zvezdice, but in first season. Martija achieved second place this year.

MMs
MMs
3 years ago

She’s an amazing singer, I hope the song will be good too. Macedonia will not be last again ! 😀

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
3 years ago

I’m sure @Niceee is gonna start nagging again…

DenizNL
DenizNL
3 years ago

I hope they are not all girls once again.