17 October – It’s autumn … in May

Today’s song stayed marooned in a semi-final. Some of the best songs do, even though they may warrant a better finish. All it needs is that one mediocre performance at the crucial time and you turn a finalist into an also-ran. Especially if other songs are able to raise their game just for that one performance.

OK, I know you have to do the business twice in a semi-final, but it’s the televised one that most people see.

So onto today’s birthday boy Даниел Кајмакоски/Daniel Kajmakoski from sunny Macedonia. His seasonal song perhaps didn’t quite grab people’s attention.

Daniel is 33 today.

Среќен роденден, Даниел!