Junior Eurovision 2021: North Macedonia
The Aussievision team have listened and ranked all Junior Eurovision songs and we have our final rankings. North Macedonia have finished in 3rd place. Details, individual rankings and comments below.
Dajte Muzika 'Green Forces'
North Macedonia is being represented by Dajte Muzika. This group consists of 2 boys (Miha and Filip) and two girls (Kristina and Anastasija) and are named after the same TV show in which they all met on. The TV show is very popular in North Macedonia.
The Aussievision team rankings
1st - Dale
2nd - Emma
2nd - Josh
2nd - Hayley
3rd - Mike
3rd - Ford
5th - Laura
6th - Steve
6th - Tim
7th - Hugo
9th - Cooper
10th - Craig
12th - Estelle
17th - Kyriakos
A balkan pop banger with a message? I'm sold! It has an infectious beat, a few vocal hooks and a dynamic young group who can perform it. It gets my 12 points! ~ Dale
'Green Forces' has the most entrancing first 90 seconds of any song in this year’s JESC. It’s mysterious, has a driving dance beat and is full of interesting instrumental touches. Unfortunately, the second half of the song runs out of steam somewhat, relying too much on repetition of the chorus melody. I really like this, though, and I think there’s a lot of potential here for cool dancing and staging once we get to Paris in December. If the delegation nails the live performance, this could do very well indeed. ~ Craig
The save the planet theme returns to Junior Eurovision with a current sound that should appeal to the Junior demographic. I love the ethnic beats giving this a little more authenticity than your average Junior Eurovision song. I did find it a little repetitive but it’s an enjoyable listen nonetheless. ~ Emma
I haven't seen much hype for this entry but it's definitely the dark horse of Junior Eurovision 2021. The song is very solid and has great production choices throughout including hints of ethnic instrumentation. The staging is definitely the make or break for North Macedonia this year, let's hope they can smash it out of the park. ~ Cooper
A great beat underpins this song and the group vocals seem to work. A good live and surely this is a contender. ~ Mike
I like the way this song and its instrumentation shows off North Macedonia’s culture. The drop after the chorus is a bit odd production-wise but everything else about the song is wonderful. It would be fantastic to see the boys bring a ton of energy to the stage in Paris. ~ Laura
North Macedonia at Junior Eurovision
North Macedonia first competed in the inaugural Junior Eurovision in 2003 and has competed 15 times in the Contest. They have had varying results with two top 5 finishes in 2007 and 2008 but also a few last places. Their 2008 entry 'Prati mi SMS' was performed by Bobi Andronov, a 14-year-old Melbourne born singer. Bobi still releases music, you can check out our 'Australians of Eurovision: Bobi Andonov' piece about him here. They last competed in 2019 with ‘Fire’ by Mila Moskov.
Article contribution by Tim
Aussievision team's Junior Eurovision 2021 rankings
10th place - Albania - Anna Gjebrea - 'Stand By You' 11th place - Netherlands - Ayana - ‘Mata Sugu Aō Ne’ 12th place - Azerbaijan - Sona Azizova - ‘One of Those Days’ 13th place - Ireland - Maiú Levi Lawlor - 'Saor (Disappear)' 14th place - Germany - Pauline - 'Imagine Us' 15th place - Kazakhstan - Alinur & Beknur - 'Ертегі әлемі (Fairy World)' 16th place - Serbia - Jovana and Dunja - 'Children's Eyes' 17th place - Malta - Ike & Kaya - ‘My Home’ 18th place - Portugal - Simão Oliveira - 'O Rapaz' 19th place - Bulgaria - Denislava and Martin - 'Voice of Love'
Aussievision Podcast - Junior Eurovision 2021 Preview
Our bonus preview episode of Junior Eurovision 2021 is out. We run through the Contest, the top 3 songs from the Aussievision team and make predictions.
Listen to it on Apple Podcasts here:
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