FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – Out of the blue, MRT announced that Jana Burčeska will represent the country in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement took place in the website and the song will be selected in due time and will be an ethnic showcase of the country’s culture with mainstream tune for a Eurovision event (whatever!)
Who’s Jana Burčeska? She became famous from regional Idol talent show in 2011 where she ranked 6th. In that show former Eurovision participant Kaliopi was judge of the show. In 2011 Jana became UNICEF ambassador for “Together for Schools without Violence”. She also participated in SkopjeFest 2012 (solo), 2013 (with Miki Sekulovsk).