MRT has just announced the name of their next Eurovision representatives. Duo Eye Cube, made up of Marija Ivanovska and Bojan Trajkovski, will represent Macedonia in Lisbon with the song ‘Lost And Found’, written by Bojan himself and arranged by producer Darko Dimitrov.
A few weeks ago, the Macedonian broadcaster opened public song submissions to select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. From a total of 382 songs received, only twelve of them were considered and rated by a professional jury panel made up of María Popova, Carolina del Petkovska, Alexandra Jovanovska, Avni Kaili, Adriana Jovanovska and Antonio Dimitrievski.
After a voting procedure, the duo Eye Cue was selected to represent FYR Macedonia in Lisbon with the song ‘Lost And Found’. The song has been described as a track with contemporary sounds and impressive text in the refrain. The track enhances the original vocal ability of Marija Ivanovska. “It’s the perfect quality package for the Eurovision Song Contest”, said MRT.
About Eye Cue:
Eye Cue is a Macedonian pop/rock band that has been performing their own material since 2007. Their creative energy, as well as the audience’s energy, set the foundation of the band – completely dedicated to creating and building a career in the music industry. Highly dedicated and immense musical arrangement in their performance, yet remains a contemporary rock ‘n’ roll formation that cannot be easily labelled – an original musical expression.
Bojan Trajkovski– started the magical machine of EyeCue in 2007 in Skopje, Macedonia. Since its inception, EyeCue were fortunate to miss the overly saturated digital music business world. To complement the diverse style of music, the vocals are cemented by the unique and powerful voice of Maria Ivanovska. The band’s catalogue displays the progress of the band’s evolution as well as the territorial influence of well-rounded musicians.
Their collaboration with the renowned Macedonian producer, Valentino Skenderovski, began in 2007, with the preparation of the material for their debut album “Superstar Wannabe”. The video for their first single “Magija” was released in May 2008 and became a major success. Five months later, the video for their second single “Superstar Wannabe” was released, the song that gave the name to their debut album.
They had their official concert promotion for the album “Superstar Wannabe”, along with a video promotion for “Glowing Lips” in June 2009.
The band’s fourth video for the single “Not this time” was broadcasted on the music channel MTV Adria in March 2010, and reached the top of the chart. This song was warmly accepted by the audiences throughout the Balkans.
At the end of 2010 the video for the song “Not This Time” was in the top 20 most popular videos for 2010 on MTV Adria. After a while, the band had their “MTV Express” – a show on which acoustic versions of their songs were performed.
So far they have been a part of major festivals in Macedonia and the region like “Taksirat”, “Exit”, “Schengen Fest”, “Streets Fest”, “Vevchani”, “Pivolend”, “Ohrid Beach fest”, “Alarm”.
In December 2011, the band recorded a video for the song “Ne zaboravaj”, which a year later, is still popular on local media.
On June 25th, 2012, the band’s new song, “Ista pateka” was promoted on MTV Adria where it immediately reached the chart’s number 2. On the local radio stations, this song held the number 1 position for at least 4 months. At the end of the year, they received an award for the song as it was one of the five most played songs on all the radio stations in the country. Also, the song reached no. 11 on the annual MTV Adria Chart.
2013 was a big success for the band as they had two major hits with the songs “Son” and “Bobi bas mi e gajle”. “Son” climbed no. 4 and “Bobi bas mi e gajle” no.9 on the MTV Chart.
2013 was the second year in a roll for the band to receive an award on the “Radio festival” as they had again one of the most played songs on all the radio stations all over the country.
Due to the overwhelming response and engagements online the band is expected to branch out to the inner European and North American market with their collection of songs (in English and Macedonian) in early 2018. That album which will be number three in their database is called “We Are Having Fun!”
The song will be premiered at a later date. Meanwhile, you can listen to the duo performing live below: