Tamara Todevska, who will represent Macedonia at the Eurovision song contest in Israel in May, told N1 TV that for her it is not important that Macedonia will be represented as “North Macedonia”.

What is important for us is to be noticed and to be talked about, Tamara replied, before adding that the Macedonian team will be there as Macedonians.

This will be the first Eurovision song contest when the new name, which was imposed on the country through pressures exerted on the Parliament, despite it being rejected at a referendum, will be used for Macedonia. Usually during the event Macedonia was announced as FYR Macedonia, Macedonia, or former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, depending on the main and national announcers.