MRT, the Macedonian national broadcaster, has revealed that Lost and Found, the Macedonian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, will be released on March 11.
Meri Popova, the Head of Delegation revealed in an interview that the song will be premiered on the radio and television. Following the song release, further information regarding shooting a music video, promo tour dates and delegation members will also be revealed. Meri Popova also stated that Eye Cue are currently preparing for their performance at the contest in Lisbon. A decision on whether the song will be performed in either English or Macedonian has yet to be taken.
Eye Cue is made up of vocalists, Bojan Trajkovski and Marija Ivanovska and drummer Ivo Mitkovski. The band has been together since 2007 and has had a number of hits across the Balkans, most notably their 2010 song Not This Time.
Last year, Jana Burceska was also internally selected to represent her country in Kyiv. She finished in 15th place in the second semi-final, thus failing to qualify for the Grand Final with her song Dance Alone.
FYR Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
FYR Macedonia has had a string of poor results in recent years failing to reach the final every year since 2012. The country debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, however, two years earlier they attempted to participate but was knocked out in the pre-qualifying round. In 2016 they were represented by Kaliopi for a second time with the song “Dona”, she missed out on the final finishing in 11th in her semi-final. FYR Macedonia’s best result to date is a 12th place finish in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest represented by Elena Risteska and the song “Ninanajna”.