“I’ll let the pavement be my catwalk” purrs Jana Burčeska in an early verse of “Dance Alone”, another electro-pop entry that could easily be plucked from the Girls Aloud or Sugababes canon.
In recent years, FYR Macedonia has languished in semi-finals purgatory, having sadly not qualified to the main event since 2012. Cleverly, the Macedonians have hired Ambra Succi as artistic director for the onstage interpretation of “Dance Alone”. Succi’s previous Eurovision efforts include the staging in 2016 of Bulgarian Poli Genova’s “If Love is a Crime” and the unforgettable interpretation of Loreen’s contest-winning “Euphoria” in 2012.
In sending this fabulously fizzy yet chilled piece, FYR Macedonia could strut and stomp their way into the grand final - no need to dance alone as the entire audience will be dancing along with you, Jana.