“Lost and Found”, Macedonia’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been revealed this evening by MRT.
The Macedonian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been revealed this evening during the evening news on MRT. The song and singers were internally selected by MRT following an open call for submissions for this years contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
Speaking about the song, Bojan said:
“This is a song about deep and unconditional love where one can dive deeper into the world of the unknown and experience the magic of true and powerful love. I hope Eurovision viewers will enjoy the cheerful melody and the charming vocal of Marija.”
“Lost and Found” is written by Bojan Trajkovski, while Darko Dimitrov arrangemed and produced the song. Talking about the song Marija added:
When I first heard the song, Bojan was playing it on the piano and I instantly liked it, I felt the emotion right away. It took only 20 seconds to fall in love with this melody, I hope the audience will react the same way as I did. I am really excited that I will perform this song on the Eurovision stage and will have a chance to share my emotions with everyone
Eye Cue is a band made up of vocalists Bojan Trajkovski and Marija Ivanovska, and drummer Ivo Mitkovski. The group formed in 2008 and in the same year they charted with their song “Magija”. The band has had a number of hits across the Balkans, most notably their 2010 song “Not This Time”, which entered the MTV Adria Top 20.
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.
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”.