The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rank and review the 43 songs competing in Eurovision 2018. Next we head to FYR Macedonia where the duo Eye Cue has “Lost and Found”. Did the song guide us in the right direction? Read on to find out!
Eye Cue – “Lost and Found”
“Lost and Found” reviews
Angus: “Lost And Found” is like a classy cocktail – a bunch of different but delicious ingredients, mixed together, and presented elegantly. The vocal is crystal clear. The track is captivating. And the chorus? Major. It’s one of those Eurovision songs where you’re constantly filled with anticipation about where it’s going next. Let’s hope the live performance brings it.
Bernardo: I belong to the group of people that want “Lost and Found” to do well at Eurovision, but for some reason, I can’t connect with the song. While Marija brings personality, sass and pleasant vocals, the overall package falls a bit short of her potential. It’s good enough so I won’t skip it on my playlist, but it probably won’t do wonders at Eurovision.
Deban: “Lost and Found” is a reggae-influenced EDM club-track. It reads like a melting pot of several demos. However, the parts I love really standout. Bojan Trajkovski’s gritty electric guitar instrumentation complements Marija Ivanovska’s splendid recording vocals. The combination sounds modern, versatile and Spotify-friendly.
Jovana: I have a feeling that this is one of the songs I will eventually grow to love and end up rooting for them at Eurovision. That happened with Moldova last year, which I hated at first and adored in the end. I give Moldova as an example because that is what Eye Cue needs – a great staging, something to appeal to the audience who will hear the song for the first time in Lisbon and maybe find the change of styles within it confusing. Though Marija Ivanovska’s striking voice might do the job.
Padraig: This season, I’ve only fallen in love with two entries on first listen. This is one of them (Israel being the other). Marija’s vocals are simply sumptuous. They envelop my senses like sweet caramel, but without creating a sticky mess. The disparate genres shouldn’t work together but through some sort of voodoo they do. If you must compare it to other “multiple-songs-in-one” songs, think Girls Aloud’s iconic “Biology” rather than Agnete’s ill-fated “Icebreaker”. However, I’m also a realist. Given its semi-final, Macedonia’s track record, and numerous other factors “Lost And Found” could struggle to be competitive. So I’m urging y’all to tell me who the patron saint of Eurovision is. Because I need to send a few prayers his or her way!
Steinunn: This mixture of light reggae and EDM was a bit confusing to me at first listen, but after the second listen all that confusion flew straight out of the window. It is an interesting blend of the two genres and that chorus has a hook that makes me sing it again and again in my head — in a good way. Marija’s voice also has got a good mix of softness and rawness that gives both of the genres justice. Maybe not a winner material but its uniqueness hopefully achieves FYROM a place in the final for the first time since 2012.
In the Wiwi Jury we have 20 jurors but only have room for six reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 6 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 7.58/10
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Sorry, the chorus is so similar to “Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You?” it is kinda off-putting…
Another non qualifications for the fyromian pigs
Let’s just put it out there: I absolutely hate reggae. For that reason alone I just can’t with this song. It starts out great and then.. ugh! No. Just no.
Oh, and anyone who thinks the merging of multiple song in this one is done flawlessly… I couldn’t disagree more.
They murdered a great pop song with reggae. The travesty!
I absolutely like this song. It sounds like a more upgraded version of “Icebreaker”, which wasn’t necesarily bad just a bit off-putting. But “Lost and Found” isn’t off-putting at all. It actually blends pop and reggae well together, at least for me. The chorus is amazing, the verses are great and everything just gets together at the end. Eye Cue really did an amazing job, this song catches you since the beginning! Plus, can we give Macedonia a place in the final after six years? I honestly have a very soft spot for them. I haven’t seen Macedonia’s previous entries… Read more »
When they say that the first semi-final is stronger, it is because countries like Macedonia are in it ! And this is going straight to the Grand Final !! Greetings from Greece <3
This is my number 6 overall, just short of Top 5. It’s a very interesting song, structurally and melodically. The production is top-notch, vocals are nice. This could have be a worldwide hit for Selena Gomez or some German/Swedish DJ. It’s just such a shame the whole world (USA, Asia etc.) will never hear this song. It will probably end at the bottom of the Semi Final as well. I feel bad for FYROM never qualifying, Dance Alone was also one of my favourites last year.
My favorite song of the contest this year. Of course this is unlikely, but I wish Macedonia a victory and will be rooting for them.
I love it, 2nd year in a row sending something good to esc, and again out of the final???
Please, let’s vote for them!
It’s difficult but not impossible
One of my faves- keeps me interested all the way through and then I play it again. All it needs is quality staging to match the quality song.
Go back to your Estonia.
Another great song this year. I love how it’s produced, great sound
I like this very much, in my top 10 (it’s better than ”Dance alone” imo)
Final this year, come on Macedonia, you can do it!
This song is a grower. In the mix of all these different elements, the binding quality is Marija’s voice; with smooth and sweet qualities that glide through this song. The reggae elements are something not seen in Eurovision yet, and the big chorus brings that dance familiarity. That’s what makes it less of a hodge-podge and more of an original.
With a good live, FYROM might break the streak. They deserve it and I really wish they qualify. This hasthe chance to pull a Czechia 2016
How many of you think that this song, if brought by another country such as Azerbaijan or Poland, would be a hot frontrunner but coming from Macedonia it will keep in SF? I DO
Well, if it was brought by Poland, it would do terrible with the juries.
I totally agree with you, this would be Top 10 with bookies if it were from Sweden or AZE, ARM etc.
OH PEOPLE WHY YOU ARE SO CRYERS LLORONAS, THIS IS FRESH AN SHE IS REALY TALENT AND FUNNY, THIS IS THE YEAR OF MACEDONIA
I love FYROM pretty much every year and have my heart broken. Fortunately for me, I hate this year’s entry and it sits safely in my bottom five and is my least favourite internal selection this year. The only part of the song I like is the bridge. The reggae-verses are tired and boring and the chorus falls flat after a decent build. What’s more, this has not been performed particularly well live as of yet and FYROM have a habit of missing the mark with their staging. Respect everyone who likes this but I still think this is going… Read more »
Moscow Eurovision pre-party was a really good indicator of what we’re going to be seeing (or listening!) come May. Azerbaijan, after that performance even though she’s opening the show, she’ll be out of the finals or 10th place qualifier similar to Demi last year. Malta and Christabelle are going through to the final. She can carry the song without any backing vocalists, which is very impressive, best performance of the night by a MILE. Sevak and Armenia are expected to qualify, kind of a shaky performance but he’ll pull it off come may. Moldova… extremely cheesy but have a feeling… Read more »
Christabelle did a great job tonight, I second that. Sevak was decent, but he could do better and I believe he will. I hope Moldova don’t take those mirror/walls to Lisbon, but this may be an indication that they will.
Moldova and DoReDos have stated that this won’t be the staging they’ll have for Lisbon. It’s just the staging for promotional purposes, they’re keeping their staging under wraps – which is clever. A lot of the acts have revealed their staging and the acts that haven’t, will have an advantage. I’m getting qualification vibes from Moldova even though I don’t like the song.
Oh, that’s great news! They’re very entertaining on the stage, I think they have good chances of qualification, even if I’m not a fan of the song.
Christabelle even with an amazing performance can’t excuse that rubbish of song that is “Taboo” to qualify. But since is Malta, a country juries love to push, there’s nothing off the table.
The song itself is not that bad, I don’t understand when people say that. Instrumentally it’s probably a bit messy, yes, but overall it’s a great pop tune. I hope we see Malta in the final, I’d much rather see Christabelle than most acts in semi 2.
I was expecting something different from Eye Cue, as I read how their songs were. “Lost and Found” completely surprised me. At first I didn’t know how to take, but has been growing on me. Her voice is beautiful and the song is current, somehow catchy and touch a little of everything (Pop, reggae, EDM,…). I don’t specially like the reggae parts or some sudden melody changes. Overall “Lost and Found” has turned out to be a very enjoyable entry. Talking about their chances of qualifying… well, I think they are a bit f**ked up. FYROM is always underrated by… Read more »
Oh, come on guys… FYR Macedonia in top 5 again (for the moment is #1 in Wiwi jury poll), and I bet it won’t even qualify, just like in 2017… Some countries are overrated (it applies to Sweden and Australia, too), while some others are underrated…
It’s really sad. Sweden’s Benjamin has nothing but a bunch of hair on his arms. really – no vocals, no music, no lyrics, no philosophy, no charm. And he will qualify and be in top-10, while Denmark or Macedonia may stay in the semifinal.
You got it completely wrong. This is authentic and great. Sweden and Australia are dull , boring and extremely overrated songs. They just get good points because they are ‘friendly’ countries, jury favourites whatever crap they send and have great track record. Definitely cheering for Macedonia, a wonderful country that has suffered enough.
Oh My God! I’m so glad that Padraig compared this to Biology. I was thinking the same thing! I love this song and I really hope they qualify but man this is going to be hard to stage. That could be their downfall.
I changed my mind when I saw/heard them live in London. I thought the studio version was a good song, but now I am actually thinking that it is above good. Imo, they could actually win and I would be quite happy with that. Israel is a strong contender, but I think that the colourful clip is helping a lot, with the dancers and Netta’s weird faces. I believe it will disappoint me on stage. Belgium is also quite good, but I cannot see it winning. I personally like Austria’s song a lot too, but it’s not among most people’s… Read more »
This was actually supposed to be a reply to @Total Horrid, complaining about Bulgaria’s song… So the first part of the message is about Bulgaria, not about the FYR of Macedonia. Sorry
what a joke , lets give love to alexander Norway, lost confidence in wiwibloggs xx
Along with Israel, Macedonia brings one of the most original entries for this Eurovision. But while “Toy” is an explosive song, I would describe “Lost and Found” as persuasive. Those who prefer a linear melody will have trouble with the constant change of pace that can understandably give the feeling that this is a mess. But if you just let yourself go, you’ll enjoy a ride like no other. And when you get to the chorus, you’ll be moving your body knowing that you went too far and there’s no way back (no way back). So, in a certain way,… Read more »
Really? This song is a trainwreck, changing tempo and genres every 15 seconds. It’s the musical equivalent of writing a book by putting a dictionary through a blender.
2.5/10 from me (but somehow not even in my bottom 3)
I agree with you. Anyone who has some music taste or has experience of making music will not like these bad transitions of this song. I bet juries will not like this.
So Russia, Azerbaijan and Romania are not going to the final. What a time to be alive…
I’d also like to point out that we are going to Sofia next year.
Oh no!!! Spoiler alert!!! I hate it when the owners of crystal balls ruin it for the rest of us. 🙁
Not my favourite either, but I think they will go nuclear.
From an objective Musical perspective, you just can’t pretend that they were bad live. I respect that you don’t like the song, but if you’re saying that they were bad, you’re lying to yourself sorry.
I don’t really like “Bones” that much, very pretentious… but I can’t deny their live performance was perfect.
I really hope Bulgaria doesn’t win. When everybody was freaking about their superb performance, I came in with high expectations. I was a bit disappointed but not much, the guys from Equinox really know how to sing, but at the end it was clear that some and of guys and Zhana (oh, god Zhana! Was she really singing?) were lip syncing. Maybe it’s better to scrap the lives in the London Party because those weren’t the best lives and backing track helped a lot of songs. Let’s see if Equinox can maintain this hype in the next pre-party. But even… Read more »
They don’t deserve to, but unfortunately the results are sometimes not gained by merit only. Also, yes, Bulgaria is indeed very good.
I’m getting that Feeling too… In my opinion it’s between Estonia, Czechia, Israel and Bulgaria to fight it out.
You can add Belgium to that list as well in my opinion!
I think she’ll definitly be top 10 and the juries will give her lots of Points… But I don’t see Sennek win. I could be wrong tho. Let’s wait for the rehearsels.
There’s one thing I think could benefit Belgium: if the juries and the televote clash and go for different songs. The same applies to Bulgaria.
I mean, Czechia wasn’t impressive, but I don’t think it was that bad. And I actually can see the judges going for Estonia.. Bulgaria wasn’t 100% live, but now we know, that they can freaking sing. Israel is unpredictable. it could flop or go big. I’m sticking with these 4. (Doesn’t mean that they’re all in my top 10)
Actually, Mikolas was amazing live! Maybe London wasn’t his best interpretation, but he was great in the Ukrainian NF. Elina is actually a jury magnet, if you ask me. Netta was attract a lot of televote. Bulgaria was pitch perfect live (although I don’t know to what amount was the backing used).
I think the reason why People believe that Elina won’t get as many Points in the Jury vote is Il Volo 2015. Which was also classic inspired Music, but if you aske me, these are two completely different Songs. You can’t really cxompare them…. It’s like saying ”Oh, the juries didn’t go for this one specific Pop song, that means that they don’t like any Pop Songs.”, which is nonsense. But predicting the Jury results is hella difficult, it’s quite difficult to know, what they’ll go for. I agree with what you said about Mikolas… The Ukrainian Performance was really… Read more »
I am totally rooting for Hungary. They just have to qualify! I know that this is a risky ”love it or hate it” song, but since ESC has only upvoting, I hope they can at least qualify. The odd thing is, I am not even a big metal lover in general, but this is just pure gold.
But we don’t actually know how the judges will score. Did anyone actually think that they would score Portugal that high? People (not all, but quite a lot) complained that oh it’s boring, dated, too slow, too weird, they won’t qualify, for sure the judges won’t give enough points etc… when Amar Pelos Dois won in their nationals. Well well well look how the tables have turned, we’re heading to Portugal this year. The surprises can come from both sides, from the jury and the televote (though this one is easier). That’s why I don’t predict anything about the jury… Read more »
This is such a fantastic song!! Definitely the best among all ex-yugoslav countries this year (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro). I really liked it immediately after hearing it, and based on this fact alone, it deserved a TOP 5 ranking in my personal list. I just hope the singer will deliver vocally on the night. 9/10!
Enjoy the worst vocal Performance Eurovision has ever experienced (presented by Yulia from Russia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGRSRDpNO2Q&feature=youtu.be
I really don’t want to sound harsh, but this is very tragic. If the act is anything alike this in May and she qualifies, then we have confirmation that Russia can really bring anything to the contest and qualify. Poor Yulia, she has such a beautiful voice in Russian and she waited a year for this. If this was Moldovan or Lithuanian entry, it would be everyone’s last. I am not even sure anymore it hold on to a rating I gave it thus far.
The song itself isn’t that bad, but these vocals… Wow! Everyone was freaking out back in 2016 when we heard Samra in the Dress rehearsels for the first time. But compared to Yulia, Samra was a huge Talent. If THIS is what we’re gonna get in May, I can’t see any reason to give Russia even a single Point tbh… Bring Sergey Lazarev or Polina Gagarina back right now.
Russia is qualifying because it’s RUSSIA…
If it goes to the final the UK won’t be last place anymore.
That performance was sickening and tragic.
Worse than Macedonia 2000?
For me yes. Macedonia 2000 is a funny song and it being performed this badly can even add to it’s charm. Russia 2018 wants to be deep and heartfelt. Also, 2000s were in general a darker age for ESC quality. Yulia will have to compete with the likes of Laura Rizzotto, Danica from Balkanika, Vanja Radovanovic, Jessica Mauboy, Rasmussen and the guys from AWS being in the same semi. The comparison drags it down even more.
oh… my…. god…. i’m speechless, in a bad way ofc. Like I don’t mind the song, but daaaamn that was so bad.
I think Yulia’s presence on Eurovision is very welcome for obvious inclusive reasons, but I can’t deny this was very bad. I guess Russia doesn’t have another option, they’ll need to hide her voice during the chorus, not just for improving their chances, but mainly to preserve Yulia from being harshly criticized by the general audience.
Yulia is indeed very welcome on ESC. Her song is very bland, though and she cannot seem to hit a note in live. As such, the song should participate, be applauded as anyone is (I am against booing in ESC) and finish last regardless. It’s because no song in that semi has the weaker combination of song content and delivery. But I have no problems with Yulia, actually I like her.
I’m more worried about the reaction online than on the arena. But if she gives a performance like this one, she deserves last place, no matter how beautiful it is to have someone like her on the contest.
Oh my goodness! I’m so so sorry for her! At least they could have allowed her to sing in russian 🙁 Kudos to the backvocalists though!
I must add that Azerbaijan was also unexpectedly bad :/
Dont forget about to mention sweden
Just that Sweden actually sends Songs that DESERVE to qualify. And in such a weak semi, Sweden deserves it more than ever. (Not in my top 10, but I can’t deny it.)
Don’t think so in 2011 they were 9th with only 10 points between him and 11th place(Malta-really bad song). So they aren’t unbeatable.
Azerbaijan’s live performance was tragic…
At the Moscow pre-party.
She was better than Yulia and DoReDos, lol.
Yulia’s performance was like watching a horror film at night…..I had to cover my eyes and my ears with my hands.
I covered my eyes with the hands and my ears with the legs. 😀 😀
Azerbaijan is ‘meh’, Russia is a disaster. I expected Yulia to be horrible in live, since she can barely hold a syllable in the studio version. I didn’t expect Aisel to crash in live. I thought that her angelic voice the one advantage this song has.
Link of Aisel’s, pls
You are welcome. I mean, it’s not that bad, but it’s not like she nailed it either.
btw at 0:55 you can see that audience clearly ain’t having it.
Actually Aisel’s vocals weren’t bad. I think she just has to adapt to pop songs, since she is a jazz singer.
Aisel seems very unfcomfortable singing this song. As I said before, her voice doesn’t fit in it.
Same thoughts, like she has a voice, but it doesn’t suit to this song at all. It sounded like a karaoke. It’s quite clear that the singer doesn’t like her song. If someone says that this was good, then you’re lying to yourself.
I also think the problem here is that she’s uncomfortable with the song. I felt that she’s trying to find a way to elevate the song with her vocals, but she knows that she can’t do much for it without making them sound disconnected from the material.
If an artist ain’t feeling it with their own song, then it will reflect the overall performance no matter what. It’s important to genuinely like the song that you sing, it should come from your heart. If not, then it’s game over, bye Azerbaijan.
I agree. The performer needs to be convinced about their material so they can be convincing to the audience. But since this was only the first live performance, I guess Aisel still has a lot of time to find a connection to the song.
Yet to force her to like comes off as fake. That’s much worse in my opinion. For example in Mikolas’ interview, it came out that he was offered to sing their last years entry My Turn. He rejected since he didn’t feel the connection to the song. That was a smart choice which came from his heart. You always have to be true to yourself, then the good things will happen. Fakeness won’t lead you further.
By the way, I can’t imagine Mikolas singing “My Turn”. Even worst it would be to imagine wearing that horrendous outfit they gave to Martina. 😛 Martina deserved way better, I hope she has a second chance in the contest.
I completely agree. And also I don’t know why she’s singing it as if it’s supposed to be a ballad. she’s supposed to be moving around like in the music video, instead she’s very static. They clearly have chosen the wrong singer for this song.
There was a moment when she was looking up like she was interacting with something and I wonder if she’s already doing her routine for Eurovision. If that’s the case, this may be an indication that she’ll spend almost all the time at the same place and I agree that this kind of song would requiere more dynamic. But who knows what they’re planning to happen around her…
Maybe they’ll put a big moon above her and she’ll be talking to the moon 😛
THey won’t make it to the final we all know it!And of course really mediocre song..FLOP!!
Moscow pre party is so very well organized. London did you see that??
London would never. LOL
Can someone cancel the London thing?
Why would you want to do that?
I wonder why we don’t have such brainwashed people in Russia as you are 🙂 There were no plans for Moscow pre-party before march 30, not even rumors. What do you think, can an artist with an overloaded schedule plan a trip to a party in 5 or 6 days? Malta was confirmed only yesterday. Other artists (Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia) and the guests live and/or work in Russia. London party was in a night club, well Moscow’s was in a mall with mainly random people as spectators.
Have you ever been to Moscow?? You all keep screaming about lgbt rights in Russia from faaar away relying on fake news.
About London pre party, those people paid for being in the night club for hearing eurovision songs, if they are so disrespectful no one force them to be there also.
This is my favourite song of this year! I am so obsessed!!
Oops sry that was for the Russian entry. 😉
Not bad at all. Catchy & original song.
FYR will struggle to qualify
since is competing on the 1st SF…
It would be far more possible for them
to qualify if they were on the 2nd SF instead…
Thats a rare phenomenon in this year’s contest…
For the 1st SF to be extremely competitive
having most of the contest’s best songs!
(we will have a tough battle on this SF of death!)
And on the contrary,
the 2nd SF to contain only a few great songs instead…
So, countries that will may not be
lucky enough to qualify on the 1st SF
would certainly qualify if they were on the 2nd SF.
Like FYR (im afraid) for example..
Eurovision pre-party Moscow live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7Tb9Wr2-m4
I have a question! Do the Greek and Cypriot juries give points to Macedonia?
You can check that out on Wikipedia. I think Greek juries usually don’t.
Neither juries have and Macedonia hasn’t received any points from Greece or Cyprus in the semi or final since 2003
The only time Greece gave any points to Macedonia was in the 2004 semi final (4 points).
@ Yeah, it has happened of course.
In 2014, on the SF their entry was placed in the top10 in 2 of our jurors.
A juror ranked it even very high as 2nd!
But in most years,
my country Greece wasn’t in the same semifinal with FYR.
From 2014 since 2017
that the juries full rankings are published
Greece was on the same semifinal
with FYR just twice. (in 2014 & 2015)
That’s 50% no? Granted 2015 entry wasn’t worth points
Oh, no in 2014
their entry was ranked inside the top10
in 3 of our greek juries.
2nd, 6th & 10th.
The rest two jurors had it 13th & 14th.
In the m.a it was ranked 11th in our juries though.
And it finished last in our televoting…
So it was ranked 2nd last after the 50/50 combination.
Odd if you ask me…
Their 2014 entry sucked big time imo…
But i loved their 2013 entry! <3
Wiwi jury 1)MKD 7.58 2)NET 7.28 3)AZE 7.22 4)ITA 7.17 5)SLO 6.58 6)SRB 6.50 7)ARM 6.39 8)POL 6.36 9)BLR 6.36 10)MLT 6.31 11)CRO 6.19 12)DEN 6.17 13)MDA 6.08 14)GBR 5.97 15)LTU 5.83 16)IRE 5.67 17)NOR 5.44 Modified Score 1)NET 8.88 2)ITA 8.81 3)MKD 8.69 4)AZE 8.19 5)MLT 8.13 6)DEN 8.00 7)SRB 8.00 8)SLO 8.00 9)MDA 7.75 10)CRO 7.69 11)POL 7.63 12)BLR 7.56 13)ARM 7.50 14)LTU 7.44 15)NOR 7.38 16)IRE 7.06 17)GBR 6.94 Total: 1)MKD 16.27 2)NET 16.16 3)ITA 15.98 4)AZE 15.41 5)SLO 14.58 6)SRB 14.50 7)MLT 14.44 8)DEN 14.17 9)POL 13.99 10)BLR 13.92 11)ARM 13.89 12)CRO 13.88 13)MDA 13.83 14)LTU… Read more »
Macedonia has been sending such great songs recently and yet their results hardly show it!! Love will lead our way, Dancing through life in JESC And Dance Alone, Lost and Found here When the song came out I wasn’t very fond of the mish-mash sound! The pop bit worked the best for me then.But this for sure has been the biggest grower for me! It started out at my 31st spot and has now nearly halved its position for me. The running order position is not the best and Macedonia yields little voting power so I’m not very confident of… Read more »
This is my winner this year, followed by Estonia. I want Estonia to win! All I need is for Macedonia to at least qualify and then I’ll be happy haha!
No Estonia should not be winning!
Not another novelty winner
Never have I ever wanted an entry to qualify so badly. The song is in my 4th position, but I really want Macedonia to make it, they have sent amazing songs to ESC and JESC these recent years, and they deserve just ONE good result. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee people, vote for this weird mash-up[ that works so well and is so catchy.
It’s a solid no from me. It’s a mash-up of three completely different songs that falls completely flat.
OMG! I love so much WiwiTeam!!! This is my absolute number 1 this year! It´s cool, unexpected, addictive, intriguing and I can’t take it out of my head!
This high note is a (nice) suprise! <3
I just hope that this gets the position it deserves in Lisbon
I like this entry quite a lot. It’s another case of “genre mashup”, but the dancehall chorus works very well with the pop verses. The lyrics are simple and light-hearted, which actually works well with the music. It’s not the kind of song that people will still be talking about in five years time, but it’s great fun. My personal ranking: 8/10 (15th overall) My prediction: 11-15 in the first semi final ______________ 4th NL (9.5) | 10th IE (8.5) | 13th HR (8.5) | 15th MK (8.0) | 16th LT (8.0) | 20th DK (7.5) | 26th NO (7.0)… Read more »
I can’t believe that they were THAT close to withdrawing. After the unfortunate flop from last year, Macedonia decided to get back up again and keep on fighting, and with a SICK tune, no less. Whereas in lesser hands the genre-to-genre transitions would have felt very forced and jarring, but Bojan and Darko’s production is slick and succulent, and the song flows beautifully. I’m not a fan of reggae, but the verses here make me bop my head and it’s not in that much of the song anyway, so it doesn’t matter. Also, the glam rock vibe of the pre-chorus… Read more »
Since JESC 2016, FYR Macedonia has been sending very solid modern pop tracks that could be mistaken for Swedish entries to both contests. Sadly, their problem is always managing to replicate it all live. This is really good and I would totally download it but I think it will struggle to make the final, especially because it’s in the first Semi.
Love this so much. My number 3 after Australia and France
MACEDONIA is just the unluckiest country in eurovision. it’s so sad
2008 – 10th place in the semi final, didn’t qualify because of the stupid jury rule
2009 – 10th place in the semi final, again didn’t qualify because of the stupid jury rule
2016 – 11th place in the semi final, Australia stole their spot
2017 – amazing and top 10 worthy song, didn’t qualify because organisers didn’t allow them the staging they wanted
2018 – Amazing and top 10 worthy song, won’t qualify because it’s unlucky to be in the strongest semi final in the history of eurovision
Same happened with Serbia, 2009 10th place in semi final, and in 2013 and 2017 11th place in semi final.
FYROM is in the right direction. They brought another good song this year.
Many people compare it to Norway in 2016. I didn’t like Norway in 2016 because it felt really off putting. 2 sounds strangely mixed in one song. “Lost and found” instead sounds like one song well produced. I like how it goes from the verses to the chorus. My favourite part is the chorus!
Why some countries receive a video jury on your youtube channel, and some just written like this one?
They usually receive both, but they’re published at different times.
I guess they are busy with the London party stuff
I really like this. I know people are saying that it’s a mash up of genres but I personally think it works well. The song is current and the transitions are less jarring than, say, Israel for instance ( which I like for the record).
I very much want this to qualify but given Macedonia’s track record I have reservations. Please don’t eff up the staging!!!!
Ps Marija’s English is phenom
FYR Macedonia – Eye Cue: “Lost And Found” Keys: E-flat major Time Sigs: 4/4 Song structure: Introduction – Verse 1 – Pre-Chorus – Chorus – Verse 2 – Pre-Chorus – Reprise – Coda Harmony: Four chords Influences: Pop, Reggae, EDM Music comments: Clever stuff. It’s like they had a simple pop song and changed it up to add more interest to it. Basically, the two Verses are set to a swung reggae beat, while everything else is set to a straight pop beat. However, the tempo remains the same throughout the song. This means it’s nothing like Agnete’s “Icebreaker” from… Read more »