Kosovo prepares for Eurovision debut in 2025

11 Maj 2024, 14:02Culture TEMA

Kosovo prepares for Eurovision debut in 2025

May 11, 2024 - RTK, Kosovo's national broadcaster, is poised to make history by submitting an application to bring Kosovo to the Eurovision Song Contest for the very first time. This move marks a significant step for the Balkan nation, which declared independence in 2008 and has since sought to establish its presence on the international stage.

In a bid to showcase Kosovo's vibrant music scene, RTK initiated the RTK Song Festival, akin to a national final, aimed at discovering talent and selecting a potential Eurovision representative. Following the success of its inaugural edition, which saw promising performances and garnered attention, RTK has announced plans for a second edition in 2025.

The broadcaster's ambition doesn't stop there. RTK intends to formally apply to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for Kosovo's participation in Eurovision 2025. Expressing optimism, RTK envisions that the winner of the upcoming RTK Song Festival will become Kosovo's inaugural contestant at the renowned international competition.

However, Kosovo's journey to Eurovision faces hurdles due to its disputed international status. Despite challenges posed by territorial disputes with neighboring countries, RTK remains resolute in its pursuit of Eurovision participation, buoyed by the support of Kosovan music enthusiasts and international fans alike.

Eurovision, renowned for its celebration of diversity and cultural exchange, stands as an emblem of unity among nations. RTK's eagerness to join the Eurovision family is welcomed warmly by many, especially as Eurovision's participant count reached its lowest in a decade in 2024.

Kosovo's aspirations to partake in Eurovision date back to its involvement during Yugoslavia's tenure in the contest. While Kosovo's path to Eurovision may be laden with complexities, RTK's dedication and the country's rich musical heritage serve as compelling reasons for its inclusion.


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