FYR Macedonia have been working on their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and it’s nearing its release date.
FYR Macedonia and their Eurovision 2017 entrant Jana Burčeska have been working on their song for the contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. The MRT Eurovision Twitter released a picture of Jana in the recording studio with the caption:
“Jana is getting ready for Kyiv… And her song too! Details will be announced soon!”
They also responded to a tweet asking when the song will be released, stating:
“If everything goes as planned, by the end of February/beginning of March”
Jana was internally selected to represent FYR Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Kyiv, Ukraine. 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”.