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FYR Macedonia: Eye Cue – Lost And Found

FYR Macedonia has presented their entry for Lisbon. Eye Cue will perform Lost And Found in the second half of semi-final 1. This is a commendable effort from FYRoM after last year's generic fanwank, Dance Alone. Lost and Found does span a multitude of musical genres yet seems to succeed in fusing them together to make a genuinely listenable track. Lead singer of Eye Cue, Marija Ivanovska, sounds vocally solid and appears to be a more confident performer than last year's entrant, Jana Burčeska. I wouldn't anticipate a huge amount of jury love for FYRoM, but if they somehow manage…
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Lost and Found does span a multitude of musical genres yet seems to succeed in fusing them together to make a genuinely listenable track.

User Rating: 3.69 ( 31 votes)

FYR Macedonia has presented their entry for Lisbon. Eye Cue will perform Lost And Found in the second half of semi-final 1.

This is a commendable effort from FYRoM after last year’s generic fanwank, Dance Alone. Lost and Found does span a multitude of musical genres yet seems to succeed in fusing them together to make a genuinely listenable track.

Lead singer of Eye Cue, Marija Ivanovska, sounds vocally solid and appears to be a more confident performer than last year’s entrant, Jana Burčeska.

I wouldn’t anticipate a huge amount of jury love for FYRoM, but if they somehow manage to convey the uplifting summery vibe in the staging, I can imaging a reasonably decent amount of televote support. They will need help with the running order and might even be the perfect semi-final closer, which would heap more pressure on the likes of Finland’s Saara Aalto.

Are FYRoM making qualification tricky for other nations?

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6 comments

  1. Personally I find this an enjoyable listen. However, Lost and Found’s biggest problem is that it tries to cram too many genres of music into three minutes and the joins show. (Romania was similarly criticised by some contributors here, but if anything FYR Macedonia is the more jarring). Juries may penalise the song for this failing and this presents a problem for an entry that is a jury song. And to that we need to add FYR’s Macedonia’s poor record on staging.

    A commendable effort nonetheless but one that will probably end in non-qualification.

  2. Modern and pleasant enough. The problem with it is in his pace and built. It gets boring really fast and you just lose interest.

  3. That shot of a leather-clad Marija on a bed looking straight down the camera singing ‘come and take me, I can show you how it’s done’ makes me think that this year FYRoM are sending a different kind of fanwank.

  4. Such a strange track on first listen. I don’t expect it to qualify because of that and I think it’s difficult to stage effectively, but as a song it’s growing on me rapidly and I think I’ll still be listening after the contest, so I thank Macedonia for that.

  5. Macedonia’s fortunes will live or die based on how they convey the changes of pace in their staging. The issue is Eye Cue are a band so I see little room for using dancers who can bop when the chorus kicks in.

    This is a shame, as it’s quite a fun moment in the song and, like Same Heart, if you don’t take advantage of a an uptempo bass drop then you’re missing an open goal. I’ve always thought Anngun’s biggest problem a few years ago was such a static staging of You and I, which had similar shifts (who would have thought buff gymnasts weren’t enough to lift a song?)

    • Its funny,but i was thinking exactly that with this song.Its a very well done song,but the structure means it will be very difficult to stage.However it does have really good potential if they can do it right.It really does maybe need dancers to link the change in tempo,or it can be done with pulling away,spinning/in out camera work as well.This is superior to Monsters and would be a great semi closer as Gav mentions.Marija has charisma and is very attractive as well unlike Saara.

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