She’s the Macedonian beauty with one of the best studio cuts of the year. And on Tuesday Jana Burceska revealed her eye-catching staging, which sees her strutting her stuff before a New York cityscape and dancing on top of a circular floor that transforms into a black record.
Thankfully there’s not much scratching. Unlike in the preview party season, Jana delivered a confident vocal performance. Compared to her competitors, she had a better time mixing lead and backing vocals, helping erase memories of the preview parties, where she frequently stumbled vocally. The backing gives her soft voice extra power, but thankfully there’s little discord.
The greatest strength of this comes from Jana’s bubbly personality. She’s telegenic and camera aware, and seemed completely at ease as she hit each camera angle. The fresh-faced beauty didn’t wear her stage costume, opting for casual wear during this rehearsal. But she gave a hint of what might come by slipping into a pair black hot pants which showed off her silky thighs. She covered up her endlessly lithe legs in a pair of knee-high suede boots. Despite her spikes she popped and locked and slut-dropped with ease. Thankfully there was no wardrobe malfunction!
As Jana dances alone the LED sometimes flashes to her official music video, adding a bright pop of colour to the largely monochrome stage. She’s revived my hopes that with tweaks (and some slip-ups from her fellow singers) she might sneak into the final.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)