Max Jason Mai will perform Don’t Close Your Eyes in Baku for Slovakia.
Initially, this rock song seems a touch too hard on the ears, but once the chorus kicks in it becomes apparent that this song is sublimely balanced. There are many western rock influences to compare Don’t Close Your Eyes with, which should ensure this song enjoys a solid following at the semis and final in May.
Max’s song is not as radio friendly as Manga (Turkey 2010) – nor is there massive diaspora to call upon for Slovakia, but at present, this is my favourite song this year and a song I’ll be making note of when it comes to the semi final markets.
For those doubting this guy’s live credentials, watch below:
Live Version of Don’t Close Your Eyes
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