Daniel Kajmakoski, the Macedonian singer who will represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, was actually named after Daniel Popovic, the expand=1] charmer who ran for Yugoslavia in the 1983 edition of the contest.
Daniel, who always kisses the picture of his mother he keeps in his pocket before going on stage, will sing his track “Autumn Leaves,” which was originally in Macedonian before it was, sadly, changed into English. In the singer’s own words, “Autumn Leaves” talks about his first love, brings him back to his first feelings of love, reminds him of his childhood, the place he was born — all that with “pure and naive but warm-hearted emotions.”
Macedonia, whose Eurovision name is “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, reached its best score in 2006, when it came 12th. Because of the country’s poor results, the country’s broadcaster MRT even held a survey last June to ask the Macedonians what they thought their singers weren’t doing right and what they should do; their response was something like “Get out of there!” MRT, however, decided to give it another go this year — you never know.
Unfortunately, we don’t think it’ll work, but then again, Eurovision works in mysterious ways.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 0.25/10
Was there enough glitter? 1.5/10
Ok to quit your day job? 1.25/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 1/10