She’s made us wait months for her Eurovision 2017 song.

But on Friday evening FYR Macedonia’s Jana Burceska finally revealed her song “Dance Alone”, taking us to the club in the process.

Channeling the best of Scandinavian pop, she’s delivered something modern that has the potential to become a massive radio hit all across Europe. Drawing on many eras — most especially the ’80s — this manages to feel very 2017.

Jana Burceska Dance Alone (Official Music Video)

The song is written by Joacim Persson, Alex Omar, Florence A. and Bobi-Leon Milanov. Joacim Persson worked with Macedonia before, when he wrote “Autumn Leaves” for Daniel Kajmakoski in 2015. Last year he was one of the writers behind Poli Genova’s “If Love Was A Crime”.

The music video shows an elderly woman travel back in time to her younger days via virtual reality. Despite the fact that Jana is singing about dancing alone, she has some male company in this virtual reality world. The clip is directed by young Russian director Sergey Zhelezko.

Today it was also announced that next to having some of Poli Genova’s songwriters with her, Jana has also recruited Ambra Succi as the artistic director for the performance in Kyiv. Ambra of course was the choreographer behind Poli’s epic performance last year. She also did the choreography for Loreen’s “Euphoria”.

About Jana Burceska

Jana came to fame in Macedonia in 2010, when she appeared on the first season of Macedonian Idol. There, she placed 5th, ending up as the highest placing female singer. Jana also participated multiple times at the Skopje Fest competition.

What do you think of “Dance Alone”? Will she bring Macedonia back to the final for the first time since 2012? Shout out all your thoughts on the wiwibloggs app, or in the comments section below!

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Edwardo
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Maria54673
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Any idea what the name of the guy in the video is?

ruoy
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The chrous copy paste from “Placebo-Running Up That Hill” https://youtu.be/4KEEXyRL0qE and “Kate bush_ running up that hill

annie
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no its not

ruoy
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The chrous copy paste from “Placebo-Running Up That Hill” https://youtu.be/4KEEXyRL0qE and “Kate bush_ running up that hill “https://youtu.be/wp43OdtAAkM

Lady Gagarina
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This sounds like a Fame Monster reject or b-side. But miles better than that yodeling horrible disaster. I just hope she can sing this live. Comparable to Azerbaijan’s song. I usually loathe entries from the Former Yugoslave Republic of Skopje, but this is passable

Aloha
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10 times better than Greece

Daniel_2017
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Thumbs up for Macedonia!

Mark
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Best song Macedonia has ever had.

Zebb
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That was positively surprising! Energy-packed dance entry, most likely the best amongst others (except smoothy ‘Origo’ which also remains close to dance area)! Clever made video, wouldn’t be bad even to have it’s core idea implemented at big stage. Though Succi’s surname brings a platform to see this entry as well-made by a singer first of all, which is also good.

Austrian Ari
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Endearing video. Macedonia has a real chance of standing out in a positive way this year. To the final with the country carrying the most beautiful flag! I think a qualification is crucial for Macedonia this year, I want them to stay in the contest. They actually have quite a lot of good artists I would like to see participating. They did right by Jana and gave her a fighting chance. I guess it’s not easy when one of your biggest stars failed to qualify the year before. But this is a big step up. While I adored Kaliopi’s “Crno… Read more »
slm-Turkey
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Jana Congratulations. Best song this year. Good Luck Macedonia. After 5 years, Macedonia is the strongest finalist

Y
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Cool song. Like, top 5 material. But only if Macedonia gets the recognition that it deserves. Good luck Macedonia!

Ohi
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I have to say i do like this. I’m just wondering how this will look on the stage. Great video though

Jane
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Finally a good beat!

fikri
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this song makes me smile. thank you fyr macedonia!!

Calum Macleod
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Song sounds good, but it feels like there’s something missing.

Richard
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This wonderful, love the song and the video and I hope they retain the element of melancholy in how they present it on stage. Finally we have a run of good songs in a different style. Hopefully there will be more great songs chosen tonight and Russia rarely disappoint so it’s looking up at last.

NickC
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This is like a modern version of I will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.
I am so happy that two constantly underrated countries, Portugal and Macedonia will hopefully get their glory this year, and with contrasting styles.

I think this is why we love Eurovision…

Nikos
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This is amazing, wow! And yes, I am Greek and totally believe that this should not only qualify, but go for the Top 10 even, beating out the record of 12th place with Elena Risteska. And I think the music video is so sweet with the older lady putting on the virtual reality and reliving her active youth! @Leaf, you make a good point about the internet. We were such good neighbors and then the back and forth arguing only made things worse. And now it’s sad that both sides just attack each other on Youtube etc. We have a… Read more »
Chris (frostyw)
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This song enters my list on the top 10. I was rather presently surprised by this after initially checking out the entries from Ireland and Montenegro.

Sashko
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Just wanted to make an article correction. “Bobi-Leon” Milanov (one of the songwriters of this track) is the artist nickname for Borislav Milanov, who also co-wrote “If Love was a Crime” as well as Tijana’s “In Too Deep” this year. So it’s not just Joacim Persson who was involved in both projects!!

azaad
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Did not expect Macedonia of all countries to give us a contemporary dance track with relatively cringe free lyrics! After 4 years, they’ll probably make the final again.

Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave
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Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave

I can not sleep because i can not Kiss her boobs

Kris
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The music video is really good.Jana looks good and the song has retro vibes. Its a good song . I like it but not as much as the fellow readers though. Hope Macedonia gets a good result. I liked ‘love will lead our way’ more.

Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave
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Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave

I love you Jana i want feel you
I must sleep with her and kiss her lips and feel her ass

Mark
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Stop pretending you’re somebody else Moonlight. We know you’re Mario Gay Vision.

Karl Fradgley
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Fantastic ….. best Macedonian result ever

Hugh
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One of the better entries this year. Don’t love it as much as “If Love Was a Crime”, but definitely one of Macedonia’s most memorable entries for ages, and ready to become a hit beyond Eurovision… if it gets into the hands of the right DJs at the right clubs this’d be a banger.

Bff
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That is Macedonia and i want her as My Girlfriend

Denis
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Is this Macedonia? Never knew they could offer us such modern cool synth-pop. This is perfect! Should have no problems getting top 5, providing she can stage it?

Bff
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By her i must say

She’s on fire, she’s so hot
I’m no liar, she burn up the spot
Look like Mariah, I took another shot
Told her drop, drop, drop, drop it like it’s hot
Dirty talk, dirty dance
She a freaky girl and I’m a freaky man
She on the rebound, broke up with her ex
And I’m like Rodman, ready on deck
I told her I wanna ride out, and she said yes
We didn’t go to church, but I got blessed

MVP
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She is to Pretty for Wiwimodels
This Year the Competition is call ” Wiwmodel after the beautiful Woman of the World Jana “

Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave
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Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave

I want her ass in my face

Briekimchi
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What is not to like?
Macedonia give themselves a chance to get to the final with this!

Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave
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Jana Bur?eska LOVEslave

I can not decide if I like Macedonia or Belgium more.But one thing is certain i want have a night with her together for making Love and Kisses her Body . She is so F……Hot and cute.

Wiwimodel winner in certain

Leaf
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@Moonlight
Guuurl…… I ain’t got time for that.

Xeph
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What I expected: Yet another generic balkan ballad
What I got: Some fresh synth pop

…I’m not mad at all

Purple Mask
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This is my favourite video release from today! It’s easily the best ever FYR Macedonia entry (no disrespect to Kaliopi, who is also amazing).
I think ESC 2017 is turning into a great year when perhaps the usual front runners take a back seat, leaving room for some lesser-known Eurovision countries to do really well. FYR Macedonia – this is your best chance! Well done, and thanks to everyone who wrote the song and helped make the video as well – the other actress is superb. 🙂

oli
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Amazing!!! In my Top 3 behind Portugal and Belgium

mocosuburbian
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well this is a nice surprise
i’ve never supported macedonia until now

Leaf
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@Moonlight
Not acknowledging someone that pisses you off is the best reaction u can give them……. Also saves plenty of time, nerves and energy on your behalf.
It’s not like you are gonna fix the issue by arguing on youtube or forums.
People should really appreciate their time more.

cheesecake
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This might just be the biggest surprise of the season. Remember how nobody was really excited about her when she was announced as FYROM’s artist? And now she drops such a killer!
Well done, this goes straight to my top 3.

Leaf
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*
Nationalism + WiFi connection truly brings out the worst in people.

Leaf
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@Moonlight
Goes both ways tho.
You cannot justify the hateful comments Greek write, just like I cannot justify the comments of my people.

P.S
Nationalism + WiFi connection truly brings out NATIONALISM.
I would suggest we just enjoy the music.

Donna Vey
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Ok this entry is actually really good in many ways: song, lyrics, hook, catchy, theme, uplifting, motivational, cross-generational. I really liked the touching video, reminding everyone that older people were young like us once too, and here with us, that’s a touching well-thought message.

FYR Macedonia, well done!! 🙂

Charles
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Another uptempo song … so many … how come isn’t anybody not complaining about the load of uptempo songs this year …. ohhhh right …. I forgot …. complaining in Eurovision is only valid for ballads … how could I forget that only uptempo music is welcomed … such a proud celebration of *cough cough* diversity …

MTD
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@esc1234 – that’s the real issue, sadly. If this was coming from Sweden, it would have been “fighting” for the win. Sad.

Leaf
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@Moonlight
No one is accusing you of anything in fact I like your approach of analyzing.
Shows real determination and I love it.

We love leds, visuals, air fans, divas and dated ballads!
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We love leds, visuals, air fans, divas and dated ballads!

Good! This is what I was expecting for a 2017 Song Contest. Less tears and more cheer to my beers on the 10th of May. Thanks Italy France Spain Belgium Latvia and Macedonia for that.

Racal
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Interesting one! Is it great and will it win? Nope. But I really like the low key, 80s sound. That Jana is beautiful as well… I think it will look great on stage.

Macedonia is in a very easy semi with not a lot of strong entries against them. Only the Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark and Belarus have strong songs in semi 2. Romania is dreadful but will of course qualify and Russia too, so that leaves pretty of room for a song like Macedonia’s to qualify.