A while back, FYR Macedonia internally selected Jana Burceska as their Eurovision representative for 2017, and now, her song called Dance Alone has been released. The Macedonian team received over 200 song submissions from which they selected Dance Alone, as it became the perfect fit for Jana.
Dance Alone was written and produced by Joacim Perrson, Alex Omar, Florence A and Bobi-Leon Milanov, who are part of a group called Symphonix International, which is a collective of composers, songwriters and producers. The film clip was developed and directed by Sergey Zhelezko who is currently working in Sofia. For the actual performance in Kyiv, Jana and the Macedonian delegation will be working with Ambra Succi, who will be the artistic director of Jana’s stage show. Ambra has previously worked on Eurovision as the choreographer for Poli Genova last year, and in 2012 with Loreen’s winning entry Euphoria.
Learn More About Jana!
Jana previously took part in Macedonian Idol back in 2011, coming fifth overall, which was the highest position achieved by a female artist. One of the judges of the show was Kaliopi, who is no stranger to the Eurovision world, as she has participated numerous times, with the most recent being in 2016 with the song Dona. Later in 2011 she became an ambassador for UNICEF where she campaigned against violence in schools. In 2012, she debuted at Skopje Fest, where she gained the attention of audiences with her stage presence and vocals. She has since collaborated with Miki Sekulovski and the band Mizar.
Listen to the song Dance Alone below, and if you think this is the year for FYR Macedonia, make sure to vote for Jana in our Eurovision poll!