Sunday, November 23, 2014

Macedonia - Autumn Leaves - Daniel Kajmakoski

Digital release image (Amazon)
15 - 28 pts in semi 2

The first song to be selected for the Vienna contest is Macedonia's entry Lisja Esenski (Лисја есенски, Autumn leaves) by Daniel Kajmakoski (Даниел Кајмакоски).
The song was written by Joacim Persson, Aleksandar Mitevski and Daniel Kajmakoski.

The song is recorded in English with a new arrangement and was performed in English at the contest.

You can listen to both versions here at Daniels website

Daniel was on the stage by U.S. R'n'B group MERJ. MERJ features three members formerly from Blackstreet, best know for their 1996 hit No Diggity. (The song that ended the Macarena's 14 weeks residence at No. 1 in the U.S. charts).

There was no cdsingle for promotion in Vienna but a USB card with Electronic Press Kit (EPK) was handed out.
The USB card includes press info, photos, the music video (which doesn't play?) and the song + instrumental version in wav format (Note the USB has an instrumental version while the karaoke album has a karaoke version with backing vocals). 
Finally, there are also music videos of Daniel's covers of Džuli and What's Another Year.
Thanks to Lior for posting this on our facebook.

Autumn Leaves - English Eurovision version
- on official Vienna 2CD
Lisja Esenski - original Macedonian version
- at Soundcloud, Skopje CD
Autumn Leaves - Karaoke
- on the official karaoke album, digital release
Autumn Leaves - Karaoke
- on USB stick.

All songs from the 2014 Skopje fest have been issued on CD by MRT (MKRTV). Don't know if it's available in any shop or if it's just promo material. A limited number is available at BeaRecords
Thanks to Frank!

Links and sources:
Daniel Kajmakoski FB and fanclub FB.
Thanks to Frank, to Jean-François and to Lior.

Picture from radio MK
Macedonia's recent Eurovision songs
2014 - Tijana Dapčević
2013 - Esma and Lozano
2012 - Kaliopi
2011 - Vlatko Ilievski
2010 - Gjoko Taneski and Billy Zver
2009 - Next Time

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