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Dance Alone feels like a long 3-minutes, so hopefully their staging package lessons the urge to check one's watch.
Macedonia has just presented their song, Dance Alone, which will be performed by Jana Burčeska in the first half of semi-final 2.
It features some sophisticated French house synths during the verse, which is the strongest part. However, the chorus feels quite washed out and seems to lose focus. By the time the middle-eight comes along, it feels like the song should be ending, yet it cranks up again for the close. This isn’t a good sign for Macedonia’s qualification chances in Kyiv, despite a marked improvement in the quality of their entry. Dance Alone feels like a long 3-minutes, so hopefully their staging package lessens the urge to check one’s watch.
There are a growing number of upbeat entries emerging for semi-final 2, and with an upbeat entry from vote-magnet Serbia expected soon, I suspect Macedonia will come off worse in that tussle.
Are Macedonia able to sneak into the final?