North Macedonia: Eurovision 2020 act and entry to be selected internally
MRT, the national broadcaster of North Macedonia has revealed that it will be selecting its Eurovision 2020 act internally.
Through its official twitter account the landlocked balkan country, announced that it is opting once again for an internal selection in order to determine the country’s Eurovision 2020 act and entry. According to the post contacts with acts and producers and journalists have been made in order to contribute to the internal selection process. however it remains unknown when the representative and entry will be unveiled.
MRT will select the Macedonian entry for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest internally.
There have been meetings with artists, producers and journalists regarding the 20th participation of the nation.
— Macedonia in Eurovision 🇲🇰 (@esc_macedonia) 4 Ιανουαρίου 2020
The country traditionally selects its Eurovision acts internally. Since 2012 and up to date (with an exception in 2015) it has opted for an internal selection and has qualified to the final only twice. The years before 2012 it determined its entries through a national final.
The Story so far
The Balkan country debuted at the comeptition in 1998 with the name FYR Macedonia. As FYR Macedonia the country attempted to participate for the first time at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with Kaliopi, but didn’t make through the special premliminary audio semi-final. In its 19 years of participation the best result came this year with Tamara Todevska and her entry “Proud” which finished 7th in the final , while it has qualified only 9 times in the final.
In 2019 internally selected Tamara , not only interrupted the six years of non qualifying results by coming 7th in the final, but also achieved to top the jury voting. This was the country’s first top ten placing.