Skopje calling! In February, FYR Macedonia revealed Eye Cue as their act for Eurovision 2018. Now, they’ve debuted their entry for Eurovision 2018, “Lost and Found”.
Eye Cue — “Lost and Found”
The Balkan nation have brought something very unique to the table. “Lost and Found” snakes through a number of genres, most notably reggae and EDM.
Sometimes reggae music can become repetitive – it’s so mellow and flowing, that it seems to loop. But the electronic elements, changing production and digital flourishes keep this dynamic and interesting throughout.
The band, who usually work within the pop-rock genre, consists of Bojan Trajkovski and Marija Ivanovska. They have been performing together as Eye Cue since 2008, so have 10 years worth of experience to really bring the song and live performances alive.
An in tone with the changing nature of the song, Marija goes through numerous scenes in the music video, before changing outfits. That pink outfit is definitely gonna be hard to lose in the crowd!
It really seems that the Macedonian delegation have stepped up their game in recent years, bringing a totally different vibe to their acts than they have previously tried before.
In 2017, Macedonia were represented by Jana Burceska with the 80s tinged “Dance Alone”, which was a huge favourite with the fans. Unfortunately the song did not translate quite as well in the arena in Kyiv, and Jana came 15th in her semi-final.
Jana still stole the show anyway with arguably one of the cutest postcards Eurovision has ever seen, announcing her pregnancy by showing her scan. She then was proposed to by her then-boyfriend Alexander – and she of course said yes!
Now with “Lost and Found” being out in the open, what do you think of the song? How does it compare with the other acts in this year’s competition? And most importantly, can a reggae banger bring a long-deserved qualification to Macedonia, having not qualified since 2012? Let us know in the comments!