eye cue fyr macedonia eurovision 2018 lost and found
FYR Macedonia, Bojan Trajkovski, 3

No need to dance alone: FYR Macedonia have found themselves a duo. After announcing a public call for submissions back in January, Macedonian broadcaster MRT has found their Eurovision 2018 act: Eye Cue!

The band will perform “Lost and Found” in Lisbon. The song is written by one half of the band, Bojan Trajkovski.

Eye Cue is made up of vocalists, Bojan Trajkovski and Marija Ivanovska. They’re often joined by drummer Ivo Mitkovski, but there’s no reference to Ivo in the press release. Let’s hope he’s not being left behind, y’all — all aboard for a reason!

They’ve been working together since 2007, and have had a number of successes on Balkan charts: their 2010 song, “Not This Time”, was one of the 20 most popular videos of the year on MTV Adria.

Their back catalogue shows a number of pop-rock songs, so it’s likely that their Eurovision entry will be much the same. No news yet from MRT as to when we’ll hear “Lost and Found” though.

The decision was made by an MRT committee on February 10. MRT received 382 songs, eliminating all but 12 after three rounds of voting. After further voting of those 12 songs, “Lost and Found” was selected.

MRT’s statement explains:

“The selected composition has a contemporary sound, impressive refrain and text, excellent and original vocal abilities of the performer, which certainly offers the opportunity for a quality Eurovision package and a worthy presentation of MRT and Macedonia”

FYR Macedonia at Eurovision

Macedonia certainly has been “lost” in recent Eurovision history. They’ve failed to make the final since 2012, when Kaliopi finished 13th with “Crno i Belo”. Five acts have tried and failed to make the final since then, including Kaliopi herself.

Last year, Jana Burceska won over many fans with the studio version of her entry, “Dance Alone”. Live, the same didn’t quite happen though. She finished 15th in her semi-final — but arguably stole the show anyway, with a pregnancy reveal and a live engagement!

Can Eye Cue rescue Macedonia from the semi-finals? Are you excited to hear “Lost and Found”? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

Photo: Courtesy MRT

Read more FYR Macedonia Eurovision news here

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Ann
Ann
2 years ago

They must release their new song on Spotify & Apple Music.
Jana’s song came out extremely late, and wasn’t able to get the needed exposure.

Trobl
Trobl
2 years ago

Thank god for even something that “rocks”. Hate that the contest is filled with pop.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

I usually like pop-rock, but their songs are giving me El Sueño de Morfeo vibes, plus they are representing Macedonia… this could go wrong easily…

Josh Kennon
Josh Kennon
2 years ago

“Najdobar” had some life in it and was catchy and actually went somewhere, but “Mozam no ne sakam” was pleasant, but really didn’t go anywhere — song choice will really be critical and whether they can bring life to it with their stage presence…

Africavision
Africavision
2 years ago

Macedonia is certainly one of my favorite countries at ESC and JESC in recent years, so I have high hopes for ‘lost and found’. I just can’t wait for the day that they get a high rank (and even pull a win) at ESC/JESC… The same applies to the other underdog nations. Last year’s ESC was the ultimate underdog success story (with three rather unusual countries making the top three), and showed us that you can never write off a country that has historically underperformed. I’m hoping this trend continues this year, and some of the other minnow nations have… Read more »

Joe
Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  Africavision

San Marino is so small they couldn’t even hold their selection show in their own city. I’d love to see them win, but it could turn out that they’d be unable to host.

Maldric
Maldric
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

you don´t need to host…when you win you´re invited to host.

Benny
Benny
2 years ago

It seems like a fine choice from Macedonia. We’ll see.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

They sound good and I dig pop rock. Let’s wait for the song.

ron
ron
2 years ago

Good luck to lovely Macedonia. 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Every year needs its own pop-rock entry so this is good news. Hope it’s as great as Minus One!

Nikki
Nikki
2 years ago

Macedonia sending Pop-Rock, I say yay.

Looking forward the song

Étoile
Étoile
2 years ago

Another duet! 😀 So many people want to go to the beautiful city of Lisbon. I hope their song is good. Good luck Macedonia. :3

Azaad
Azaad
2 years ago

Sounds promising. I loved the last pop rock entry at ESC (Cyprus 2016) so I’m feeling cautiously optimistic.

Navi
Navi
2 years ago

I love all these people that judge the selection without listening to the song. *Facepalm*

eurovision6
eurovision6
2 years ago

Nice choice, hope they have a good song

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 years ago

Cool!

bravissimo
bravissimo
2 years ago

Thanks God! After boring Croatian choice we have interesting and more promising choice from FYROM! Thank you!

Shutupissimo
Shutupissimo
2 years ago
Reply to  bravissimo

Your mother is boring.

esc1234
esc1234
2 years ago
Reply to  Shutupissimo

typical slavic troll,please go away. Your country very soon will not have the name you think.

esc1234
esc1234
2 years ago
Reply to  Shutupissimo

why you deleted my comment and not his, which is completely rude and unacceptable???

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Don’t Think pop rock has ever been succesfull at ESC. But it can be decent choice.

josh
josh
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Finland 2014?

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  josh

Softengine’s song was closer to hard rock than pop-rock.

irish esc
irish esc
2 years ago

not the best choice imo but good luck to them

SauleRiet
SauleRiet
2 years ago
Reply to  irish esc

I guess, you heard about Eye Cue a few minutes ago. Why are you thinking that they aren’t a good choice?

ron
ron
2 years ago
Reply to  SauleRiet

@SauleRiet That’s the speciality of some eurovision fans I guess. They can make an opinion about the entry when there’s actually nothing on the table.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Nope. ”Pop rock” already doesn’t Sound promising. If you’re choosing rock for Eurovision, go for it, but go for it completely. Pop rock ist just lame in my opinion… You can do punk rock, alternative rock, hard rock, indie rock, metal, heavy metal, death metal… You would get Attention with any of these. But Pop rock is just something in between. I don’t see this doing well, but who knows. Maybe they’ll have the best song ever. (Which I doubt.)

SauleRiet
SauleRiet
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

You already pulled out Eye Cue just because they are from Macedonia. Macedonia is a small country, but have a lot of good musicians. Eye Cue is among them.Wait until the song came out, you’ll be surprised!

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  SauleRiet

Oh, it’s not because it’s Macedonia! I really don’t care where my favorite Songs come from as Long as they’re good. I just think the genre itself isn’t really promising. ^^

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

I was told that crazy will be revealed today? Any idea when?

Sandrararara
Sandrararara
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

It will be revealed on 26th February!

Vadim
Vadim
2 years ago

Bring Kaliopi back!

SauleRiet
SauleRiet
2 years ago
Reply to  Vadim

No thank you. 3 times (if you count her 1996 attempt) is more than enough.

ninasublatti
ninasublatti
2 years ago

i have a feeling that this is not their ticket back to the final

SauleRiet
SauleRiet
2 years ago
Reply to  ninasublatti

Why are you thinking like? We still don’t know the song.

NickC
NickC
2 years ago

I would love to see them in the final, and I think a pop rock duo is a bold choice, so it can happen…