North Macedonia Second Rehearsal
We are back at the Arena Gliwice for day 4 of rehearsals, and it's North Macedonia getting us underway for Friday's crop of contestants.
Photo © EBU, Thomas Hanses
I'm impressed by how composed Mila Moskov is with her rendition for Fire. She directs her passion straight down the camera lens, isn't afraid to stand still and has arm gestures that compliment the lyric of the song, not just for arm gestures' sake. The colours of the outfit and the imagery are an obvious yet suitable choice. It is a strong start to the day.
North Macedonia, previously presenting at the contest as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia), have only missed the 2012 and 2014 editions. It's been over a decade since they last finished inside the top 10, and arguably has one of the worst track records with three last places and eight 12th place finishes.
David Webster will be reporting live from rehearsals throughout the day on Gateway 97.8 (www.gateway978.com). For UK commentary with ESC Insight's Ewan Spence and Ben Robertson, tune in to Castlepoint FM on Sunday 24th November from 15:00 GMT.