The FYR Macedonia national final lasted four hours. Of course, we didn’t watch all of it. Only the last two hours. Most of which was taken up with interval acts (including last year’s Croatian entry Feminnem) doing 20 minute sets.
In the end, the man in the chicken suit didn’t win. Instead, Vlatko Ilievski won with “Rusinka,” which sounds like a rockin’ version of “Kalinka”:
In other words, thanks again for playing, FYR Macedonians.
Apparently, the show was riddled with audio problems, as can be evidenced by Angelina Stojanoska’s “Znaes li.”
Of course, given how flat she was singing, the audio problems were kind of a blessing.