Welcome back to the ESC Views’ Pre-Contest Vote 2015! If you are unfamiliar with what this involves, do go ahead and click this link to take you to the ‘Launch Page’ of the competition. As more and more of these articles are written, they will be added to this page, so you can navigate between each country as you so wish.
It’s the turn of FYR Macedonia today, and Daniel Kajmakoski’s song ‘Autumn Leaves’. It will perform 8th in the first semi-final, and it was the first song to be introduced. Originally, the Macedonian version won Skopje Fest but the English version will be sung in Vienna.
Here’s what the jury thinks:
Lewis – The review I would’ve written a few weeks ago is completely different to the one I’d write now. The English version is so lovely, and it’s really catchy too! 7/12
Reece – I actually prefer this English version, though it lacks the average power the original version brought to the table. Not bad, not brilliant, hard to predict how well it will do – 5/12
Rory – To be honest, the original Macedonian version was a lot better; it was a lot more ethnic than this new English version..I hope it does well for the pure benefit of the country’s sake, but the song is a bit…myeh. 5/12
Lauren – This song is nice, but…well…a bit boring. I mean, it’s not awful, but it’s not earth-shatteringly, oh-my-god-life-will-never-be-the-same brilliant. It’s so okay, that it’s average. 6/12.
Do you agree or disagree with our jury? Have your say here:
That’s all for now – keep an eye on ESC Views for the next few weeks as we continue our look at each competing nation and what we think of their chances. Tomorrow, we will have a look at Serbia.
Do you have any other thoughts? Leave a comment down below!