Macedonia has selected their participants in the 27th edition of Slavianski Bazaar this July in Vitebsk.
Macedonia has held their selection process to determine the country’s participants in the International Pop Song Performers and Children’s Contest this summer in Vitebsk. On February 3rd over 30 singers traveled to the Macedonian Capital of Skopje to perform for a jury of musicians and cultural figures.
15 adult singers and 12 young singers took to the stage at the Capitol Mall & Residence to compete for their place in Belarus. In the end it was Filip Bozinovski and Dragana Yovanovska who were selected to represent Macedonia. Filip will take part in the International Pop Song Performers Contest, while Dragana will take part in the Children’s Contest.
Macedonia are the most successful nation from the Balkans participating in the competition. They have won the International Pop Song Performers Contest twice, the first time being in 2000 with Tose Proeski, he went on to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul, Turkey. Their most recent victory came in 2012 when Bobi Mojsovski, he has gone on to participate in a number of festivals as well as X Factor Adria.
Source: Slavianski Bazaar
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Slavianski Bazaar has been held annually in Vibetsk, Belarus since 1992. The event consists of two competitive contests, the International Pop Song Performers Contest for singers age 18 to 31, and the Children’s Contest for those age between 7 and 12. The competition is popular in the former Soviet Union, Baltic States and the Balkans. Winners include Ruslana, Zeljko Joksimovic, Donny Montell and Alyona Lanskaya. The Children’s Contest has been held since 2003 and former winners include singers who have gone on to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. This includes former winner Ksenia Sitnik who won for Belarus in 2005.