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F.Y.R. Macedonia's Jana Burčeska is the girl who likes to Dance Alone

12 April 2017 at 14:30 CEST
Jana Burčeska will represent FYR Macedonia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Dimitar Petrovski & Andrijana Kostova Petrovska
Jana Burčeska will represent F.Y.R. Macedonia with the song Dance Alone. Jana first rose to fame in 2011 when she appeared on the first and only season of Macedonian Idol.

After her breakthrough, Jana debuted in Skopje Fest, the Macedonian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2012 with the song Bi bila tvoja and immediately caught the attention of the public. She participated again in the contest in both 2013 and 2015 however in those years the contest was not used to select the Macedonian Eurovision Song Contest entry. 

When Jana was selected for Kyiv she was delighted; "My heart skipped a beat when I was told the good news and I have kept on smiling ever since." Apart from singing and acting, Jana is has also done pushups with Batman on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and can fluently pronounce the German word Aufmerksamkeitsdefizitmedikamentenbeipackzettel!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to Jana? "It is an opportunity to show many that Europe is about different cultures, but similar values – this is witnessed by the number of viewers which proves that music unites people. The Eurovision Song Contest unites in times when unity is needed the most. If this doesn’t make it special and important, then what does?"