Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017
|Eurovision Song Contest 2017|
|Selection process||Internal Selection|
|Selection date(s)||Artist: 21 November 2016
Song: 10 March 2017
|Selected entrant||Jana Burčeska|
|Selected song||« Dance Alone »|
|Selected songwriter(s)||Bobi-Leon Milanov
|Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Macedonia will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song « Dance Alone » performed by Jana Burčeska and written by Bobi-Leon Milanov, Alex Omar, Joacim Perrson and Florence A. The singer and song were internally selected by the Macedonian broadcaster Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) to compete for Macedonia at the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine.
Prior to the 2016 contest, Macedonia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifteen times since its first entry in 1998. The nation’s best result in the contest to this point was twelfth, which it achieved in 2006 with the song « Ninanajna » performed by Elena Risteska. Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004 contest, Macedonia had featured in only five finals. In 2016 Kaliopi failed to bring the country to the final with her song Dona, that marked the nations fourth failure in a row.
On 21 November 2016, MRT announced that they had internally selected Jana Burčeska to represent Macedonia in Kiev. On the 2nd of December it was announced that MRT began a public search for Jana’s entry. The said they hoped to send an entry that delivers a “quality and dignified representation” of the nation but also said they wanted a “modern and attractive” entry.