Pre-Contest Vote 2014: Macedonia

Welcome along to the latest summary article in ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2014! If you haven’t heard about it and how this entire system will work, feel free to click this fabulous link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As we manage to compile more and more of these articles, they will be added to the Launch Page, so you can freely hop between all competing 37 entries! Right, shall we get onto the next country?

Next, it's the turn of Macedonia...
Next, it’s the turn of Macedonia…

This is how we’re running this series of articles in which we’re going to cover all 37 entries for this year:

  • We’re going to take on these articles in the running order for 2014 (Armenia is first, Latvia is second etc). We’ll do two articles a day.
  • We’ll refer back to the Song Presentation or NF Review of the song. We’ll provide you with the video so you can have a listen (if you haven’t managed to listen to it yet…which is highly unlikely!)
  • We’ll also give you a few words from both of us while giving the song a score out of 12.
  • Finally, there’ll be a poll below for you guys to vote and give us your points on the song!

Got it? 🙂

Back on the launch page, you can catch up with all the countries we’ve covered so far, but today, our focus turns to Macedonia, whose representative – Balkan superstar Tijana Dapcevic – was announced all the way back in August! Her team then kept us all on the edge of our seats for no less than SIX MONTHS, letting out little clues about the entry, before finally premièring it on February 22nd. The up-tempo track will be performed in English in Copenhagen, as “To The Sky”:

Our opinions:

Rory – Macedonia, after the Queen that is Esma Redzepova, is going from strength to strength. “To the Sky” is an amazing song and where her sister failed, she’ll try to rectify..let’s hope people like the song on the first listen!  Score: 7 points out of 12.

James – Tijana’s entry was the first one this year which played right into the genre I usually listen to – it’s unashamedly Balkan, it’s got a big female vocal and it is so energetic that I defy anyone to not want to dance along with it. I adore the song so so much,a nd I hope Tijana brings home the decent result she deserves! Score: 12 points out of 12.

So now that you know what we think of the Macedonian song, what do you think of it? Tell us by voting in the poll!

Did you vote? Well by the end of this series, we’ll know how many of you fans love/like/hate Macedonia’s song! In the meantime, though, stay tuned to ESC Views, as Switzerland and Greece shall be featured tomorrow!

If you’d like to share your opinions on Macedonia’s song, please feel free to comment below or vote in the poll!

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