Elena Risteska speaks Albanian to get support

by Sietse Bakker 159 views

The representative of FYR of Macedonia at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Elena Risteska, spoke several sentences in the Albanian language during an interview with Alsat M, in an attempt to get the support of the Albanian community living in the country.

“In Athens, I am going to sing for the entire country. I am looking forward for the support of the citizens of this country, and also from the Albanian audience”, Risteska said in Albanian.

She also spoke about her concerts in Albania, as she has visited the town of Saranda and the capital, Tirana and the relations with the Albanian singers in FYR Macedonia. Elena also said that she would sing in English, but the last chorus, is going to be sung in the Macedonian language.

In the past, the relations among the Macedonian and Albanian communities in the country have been tensed. But nowadays, reconciliation process continues and the Albanian community got more rights. Elena�s message in Albanian language is a sign that art doesn�t recognize divisions, and can go further than politics.

Elena Risteska will represent her country in Athens with the song Ninanajna, composed by Darko Dimitrov with lyrics of Rade Vrcakovski.

Article kindly provided by Ardi Pulaj

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