May 4, 2011 – Stella Mwangi has begun rehearsing for next week’s semi-finals for the Eurovision contest in Dusseldorf, Germany.
She had her first rehearsal and press conference for the main May 12 event, after arriving in Deutschland over the weekend. She performed before several spectators, mostly from the press.
According to her PR team, the media applauded Stella’s vocal improvement and ability to bring out ‘the party feeling’ in the crowd.
Stella, aka STL, was sporting a golden dress, which she said represented her ambitions: “going for gold”.
“Being on the Eurovision finals is huge. I consider myself as part of the history as great artistes like Celine Dion who made a mark on Eurovision years back,” she enthused.
Here’s how the rehearsal went down:
STL has been busy since making it to the Eurovision semi-finals, shooting a video for the song which made it to the number one spot on several Norwegian charts.
The native Kenyan musician is representing Norway, which will be up against Albania, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Georgia, Serbia, Russia, and Poland.
Photographs by: Hege Bakken Riise/NRK