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Monday, February 28, 2011

FYR Macedonia goes Russian as well

FYR Macedonia does not go quite as far as the bad taste party put on by Belarus, but also their entry contains a nod towards the east.

Vlatko Ilievski sings about a Russian girl in his entry, underlined by some skillful background dancing.

Vlatko Ilievski - Rusinka (FYR Macedonia 2011)

I remember a time, not many years ago, when FYR Macedonia mainly sent in well crafted songs, often with some sort of modern pop vibe in them. I always liked them, I always cheered for them to do well.

But this is their third entry in a row without the shadow of international appeal. Vlatko is not the best singer and this chorus gets annoying long before three minutes have passed.

Sounds like a washed out version of this one, but without the fun.

The Nicole - Razborka (Sweden NF 2009)

(Oh, and one more thing. Me referring to this country as "FYR Macedonia" is not a statement or anything. I use what the EBU uses on the scoreboard. If you want tediously endless debates on this subject, go elsewhere. Any comments on this matter will get deleted. Thank you for the attention.)

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