North Macedonia: Tamara Grujeska selected for Junior Eurovision 2023

North Macedonia: Tamara Grujeska selected for Junior Eurovision 2023
Tuesday, 16 May 2023

  • North Macedonia has decided internally to send Tamara Grujeska to Nice as the nation's Junior Eurovision 2023 representative. 

    The North Macedonian national broadcaster, MRT, has internally selected through auditions Tamara Grujeska to represent the country at the 21st Junior Eurovision in Nice on November 26, 2023. 

    Soloist Tamara Grujeska, supported by an author's team of renowned artists, will represent the country at the Junior Eurosong 2023. The 12 year old artist was selected among other candidates during auditions that took place in the capital city, Skopje, at the MRT studios the previous days. 

    The song that Tamara will sing in Nice will be alse determined by an internal process. 


    A few words about Tamara

    Tamara was born on 02.12.2010 in Gostivar. She made her first start in the world of music at just five years old and has been active at children's festivals abroad ever since. She is unique and fearless. She is recognizable for her powerful performances and incredible vocals that conquer and leaves no one indifferent. Evidence of this is the large number of awards she has won, not only in North Macedonia but also in international competitions.

    Her first appearance in an international competition was in 2021 at the Lake Pearls in Struga, where she won First Prize. That same year, she also participated in the International Festival "Stars" in Prilep, where she won the highest Grand Prix award with her song "Music in Me Has a Home". That same year, he also participated in the International Skoljice Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, where he won the Grand Prix again.

    In 2022, Tamara also participated in the most prestigious festival and competition at Vladimir Golden Stars Rain, where she won the Grand Prix in competition with 150 competitors from several countries. He also won the Grand Prix at the Angel Voice International Festival in Belgrade Serbia.

    Tamara is a student at Gotse Delchev-Gostivar Elementary School in the VII department and at todor skalovski primary school–Tetovo section "solo singing".


    North Macedonia in Junior Eurovision

    North Macedonia, previously presented in the contest as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R. Macedonia), has participated in the competition 15 times since their debut in the inaugural 2003 contest missing out only the editions of 2012, 2014 and 2020. 

    In the first edition of the contest back inl 2003 in Copenhagen, Denmark, represented by the song "Ti ne me poznavaš" performed by Marija and Viktorija. The song placed 12th in a field of 16 countries.

    The country's best performance at the contest has been 5th place, achieved twice to date – in 2007 when North Macedonia was represented by the song "Ding Ding Dong" performed by Rosica Kulakova and Dimitar Stojmenovski, and in 2008 with "Prati mi SMS" performed by Bobi Andonov.

    While in 2020 the country withdrew from the competition due to the covid-19 pandemic restrictions, in 2021 make its comeback in Paris with Dajte Muzika singing 'Green forces' who score a top 10 placing for the landlocked country finishing 9th with a total of 114 points. 

    Last year the nation represented Lara Trpčeska and Irina Davidovska performing the song “Životot E Pred Mene” (Life is ahead of me) finishing 16th with 54 points. 


    News Source: MRT