Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Country  Macedonia
National selection
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
Alex Omar
Joacim Perrson
Florence A.
Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄2016 2017

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.

Background

Prior to the 2016 contest, Macedonia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifteen times since its first entry in 1998.[1] 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.

Before Eurovision

Internal selection

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.

References

  1. ^ « F.Y.R. Macedonia Country Profile ». EBU. Retrieved 11 August 2014.