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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