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.
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