North Macedonia Won’t Participate in Eurovision 2023

More sad news for Eurovision fans: North Macedonia won’t take part in Eurovision 2023.
The official announcement was published in the local media

Due to the economic and energy crisis and high costs, North Macedonia will not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
The broadcaster mentions the high cost of staying in the United Kingdom (the host country) as one of the main reasons

It will be the first time North Macedonia has chosen to withdraw from the contest.
The country first participated in the contest in 1998.
The country’s decision is valid for 1 year, so Eurovision 2024 participation is possible

Andrea represented North Macedonia at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Circles”.
She ended up in 11th place in semi-final 2

We are sad to see another country withdrawing from the contest.
ESCBEAT Team hoping to see North Macedonia again in the contest in the near future.

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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