Alana Dante was born on December, 1969 in Belgium. At the age of 4, she started to sing along with the songs she heard on the radio. She also made up her own songs. When she was 12, she went to the music academy where she studied violin and took singing lessons during almost 8 years.
After she had left school
she performed at karaoke clubs, disco’s, etc. She started her real career some years ago with a cover from Celine Dion: Think Twice. She was discovered by producer Peter Neefs, which was also the man behind the Belgian dance project Touch Of Joy.
The big Belgian breakthrough was accomplished with the single Take me for a ride. The next single The Life of the Party became a huge hit. Because of all this success they decided to release a full album. The album is called Disco-Suppa-Girl which was enthusiastically received by the fans. Most tracks of the album are happy dance tracks, all with a catchy melody.
In 1999 Alana won the pre-selection of the Eurovision Song festival with the single Get ready for the Sunsand. She didn’t go to Jerusalem to represent Belgium, Vanessa Chinitor was selected and went to the Eurovision Song Festival, but the single Get Ready for the Sunsand and the Dutch version of it (which is called Vakantie) became a huge hit in Belgium, it even reached #1 in the Belgium charts.
During the summer of ‘99
she went on stage with the single Saturday Baby which had some rock influences. At the end of the year there was a new single released Don’t wanna give you up which became a reasonable radio hit, but because of distribution problems the single didn’t become a super hit.