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.
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.