Young singer Jana Burceska will represent Macedonia in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Dance Alone”.
The video story for Dance Alone was developed and directed by Sergey Zhelezko, a young and talented Russian director currently working for Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia.
“Dance Alone” was written and produced by Joacim Perrson, Alex Omar, Florence A. and Bobi-Leon Milanov. who belong to the group Symphonix International, a well-known trademark brand, consisting of composers, songwriters and music producers.
-We have received more than 200 songs among which great number of impressive music works. Yet, Dance Alone stuck in our mind from the very beginning, since we started the open call in November 2016. We felt it was the right song for Jana, expressing her emotions and temperament in the right way – said Meri Popova, Head of Delegation.
Macedonian broadcaster MKRTV opted, Jana, for an internal selection. After Jana was selected to represent Macedonia she said:
“I would like to infinitely thank the National Broadcaster for investing their trust and choosing me to represent our country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. I am grateful and really appreciate the opportunity I’ve been given, but am also aware of the responsibilities I must bear. My heart skipped a beat when I was told the good news and I have kept on smiling ever since”.
Macedonian team announced that they will work with choreographer Ambra Succi who will be the artistic director of Jana’s stage performance in Kyiv. Ambra has been featured in numerous television shows including the Eurovision Song Contest as a choreographer for Poli Genova (Bulgaria 2016) and the winning song in 2012, Euphoria performed by Loreen.
Jana is a talented singer, she took part in the first season of Macedonian Idol in 2011 where she placed fifth. One of the judges of the show was Macedonian diva Kaliopi, who represented Macedonia in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest . jana in 2011 she took on the role of UNICEF ambassador where she campaigned against violence in schools.
Jana debuted in Skopje Fest back in 2012 with the song “Bi bila tvoja”. She has collaborated with various established artists in her home country including her Idol colleague Miki Sekulovski and the popular band Mizar.