Christel Hoogewijs, (1969-12-01) 1 December 1969 (age 44), Belgium
Alana Dante (real name Christel Hoogewijs, born 1 December 1969) is a Belgium-born singer. Early in her life she went to a music academy to study violin and receive singing lessons. She would perform regularly at karaoke bars and clubs in Belgium before professional success.
Alana started her professional career in 1997 with a dance version of Céline Dion's song "Think Twice".
Her big breakthrough was with her 1998 hit "Take me for a ride". Her next single "The Life of the Party" became an even bigger hit. In 1999 Dante won the third semifinal of the Belgian selections for the Eurovision Song Contest with the single "Get ready for the Sunsand".