Eye Cue have travelled to Lisbon, Portugal to film their postcard for the Eurovision Song Contest.
The band Eye Cue from Macedonia are the latest singers to film their postcard. The Palace of the Marquises de Fronteira was the backdrop of the Macedonian postcard this year, and their postcard will feature the pair painting ceramic tiles and exploring the palace gardens.
The postcards are short clips that are shown to the audience while the artist gets ready on stage. The following artists have also filmed their postcards:
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- San Marino
Leading up to the contest, Macedonian broadcaster MRT have recently released the names of the backing singers that will join Eye Cue on the Eurovision stage. These are Antonia Gigovska, Valeri Dimovska and Dina Jashari, all of which have worked with the producer of this year’s Macedonian entry.
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. They were internally selected to represent their country at this year’s contest with their song “Lost and Found”.
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”.