As the second round of rehearsals starts to draw to a close, Elena Risteska and the participants from the Former Yugoslave Republic of Macedonia become the penultimate act to take to the stage and once more rehearse the song Ninananja.
On stage, no problems were encountered during another very strong rehearsal from the representatives for FYROM. The dancers are now fully clad in what seem to be their costumes for the semifinal, and all went smoothly for Elena in a set that is looking ready for the big night, with little change necessary.
At the following press conference, Elena confirmed that she was more than satisfied with the second rehearsal, and the minor changes that were made between the two have had a positive effect on the presentation, as far as she is concerned.
New outfit on the night
Elena did state that her outfit will differ on the night; instead of the little black dress that she sported in the arena today, she will don a pair of hotpants for the actual performance.
The young rising star said she is encouraged that people notice she is singing from the heart, and hopes it is enough to win the votes of Europe on Thursday. For the time being she is completely focussed on the performance, and not thinking any further than that. She dreams about an international hit with Nina najna, and that alone would be an amazing achievement.
After wishing everyone health and love, her final advice to viewers was this: feel the rhythm.