Jana Burčeska the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest entrant from FYR Macedonia will be co-commentating the Grammy’s on MRT.
Jana Burčeska will be joined by Aleksandra Jovanovska the Head of Press of the Macedonian delegation tonight as the two commentate on the 59th Annual Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles, California. As well as guiding viewers through the nights proceedings, they’ll be chatting about the music, songs and fashion of the night, while Jana’s participation in this years Eurovision Song Contest will not doubt come up in conversation.
Jana is a great fan of James Corden’s wonderful talent and wicked sense of humor and fully expects Beyonce to leave home with most of the significant Grammy awards this evening. Jana as well as MRT will be posting live their reactions throughout the night via Instagram and on social media.
MRT has also confirmed that next week new details will be announced regarding the recording of the song and the music video for Kyiv. Jana has already confirmed that she plans to promote her song extensively ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest, attending the promotional events in London, Amsterdam, Moscow and Israel.
Jana Burčeska rose to prominence in FYR Macedonia having finished 5th in the first series of Macedonian Idol. In 2011 Jana took on the role of ambassador in the campaign of UNICEF joint national campaign project – “Together for Schools without Violence”. In 2012 She debuted on stage in Skopje Fest with the song “Bi bila tvoja”. She went on to compete in Skopje Fest again in 2013 alongside Miki Sekulovsk, she returned again in 2015.
Jana has stated in previous interviews that her passion for singing began at the age of four with her mother. It was at this point that her vocal talent was recognised by her music teacher who decided that she should go for singing lessons. During her time on the Idol Jana said that she grew as a performer, she had gone into the competition of no expectations of reaching the top five.
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FYR Macedonia has had a string of poor results in recent years failing to reach the final every year since 2012. The country debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, however two years earlier they attempted to participate but was knocked out in the pre-qualifying round. In 2016 they were represented by Kaliopi for a second time with the song “Dona”, she missed out on the final finishing in 11th in her semi-final. FYR Macedonia’s best result to date is a 12th place finish in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest represented by Elena Risteska and the song “Ninanajna”.