Eye Cue, the Macedonian participants in Eurovision 2018 have received the title of “Band of the Year 2017” at a local awards show.
“Band of the Year 2017” has been presented to Eye Cue at the Story Party awards on Tuesday night in Macedonia. The Story Awards were held for the very first time this year, with former Eurovision participant Tijana Dapcevic (2014) also among the winners at the ceremony.
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.
“Lost and Found”, the Macedonian entry for Eurovision 2018 is written by Bojan Trajkovski, while Darko Dimitrov arrangemed and produced the song. Talking about the song vocalist 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
Source: Macedonia at Eurovision
Macedonia at 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”.