In her Eurovision 2017 song she says she’ll “Dance Alone”. But ever since the reveal of her number Eurovision fans have been bopping right along with Macedonia’s Jana Burceska.
Last Sunday the rising star performed at the London Eurovision Party 2017 inside the stunning Café de Paris, and beforehand she caught up with wiwiblogger William in Leicester Square, where she turned the pavement into a catwalk all her own.
Jana Burceska interview at London Eurovision Party
Before she revealed her song, expectations were low as not many people knew much about her — except that she had entered a few competitions with dated, big-band music.
But the nuclear and overwhelmingly positive reaction to her song has left her smiling big.
“I’m really glad I changed everybody’s minds!” she says. “I like trying new things. The big band songs were done for a concrete occasion — that was for a festival.”
Where has she been hiding, you ask? Jana explains that she has always done music as a hobby, and now she’s turning it into a career. In case you have any doubt about her skills, check out her improvised rendition of Beyoncé’s “Halo” in the interview. She kills it!
“When I first heard the song I was like, ‘oh my god, this is the best song I’ve ever done.’ But I never thought that 1.4 million other people would love it.”
Her emotional music video, which features an old woman reminiscing over her past through VR technology, elevates the song into a story.
“Different people have different impressions, but my impression is this old lady missed a lot of opportunities in life because of recklessness and being wild and now she regrets it. Go for the chances you have while you’re young.
Jana Burceska behind the scenes
Will the stage performance in Kyiv look anything like the music video?
“People want to know too much”, she says. Looks like we’ll have to wait until May to find out…
Jana also shares some intimate details of her personal life. She’s got a bichon frise called Anastasia or Baby, as you prefer, and she also loves tomatoes. That may explain her taut skin and natural glow.
How much do you like this Macedonian sensation? Are you dancing alone to her song? How do you think Jana will do in Kyiv? Tell us in the comments section below. And don’t forget to show us your best dance moves using the wiwibloggs app!