The last few years at the Eurovision Song Contest haven’t been kind to the people of Macedonia, but could they turn the corner in 2018?
Yes, Macedonia hasn’t progressed through to the Grand Final of the competition since 2012, so they’ll be hoping for a much better showing this year with their song ‘Lost And Found’.
It’s being sung by Bojan Trajkovski, Marija Ivanovska and Darko Dimitrov, who are performing under the name Eye Cue (presumably a play on the abbreviation ‘IQ’ and not a number of people waiting to be served at Specsavers).
Marija’s vocals are strong and assured, soaring over the top of a reggae number that transforms into pop/dance number shortly after the minute mark.
Post chorus and we’re back into reggae mode before bursting back into dance for the remainder.
‘Lost And Found’ is certainly an intriguing, duplicitous proposition. It’s decidedly European, but has commercial appeal.
We’ll give it neuf points and hopefully Macedonia can make it through to the Grand Final.