Hersi represented Albania in Copenhagen in 2014
Hersi represented Albania in Copenhagen in 2014 Photo: EBU

Five fabrics for Hersi's classy dress

Hersi will represent Albania in tonight's First Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the song One Night's Anger. Even though it's just hours before the big show, she seems relaxed and always in a mood to mingle and talk. Today we shall learn a bit more about her stage costume.

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Blerina Kllokoqi Rugova is the fashion designer who made the dresses Hersi is wearing in Copenhagen. "Actually I should make only two, but as Hersi is such a dear friend, I brought six or seven for her. We've met at a photo shooting with Avni Selami and instantly became friends", she explains.

"For the Eurovision performance, we had considered two dresses - a dark blue one, and the yellow one she's wearing on stage now. Both me and the producers of the show suggested that the yellow one fits better", Blerina tells us. "It's made of five different fabrics, which I bought in Dubai."

In the backstage area, we saw Blerina sewing and cutting fabric. "I'm not making any changes to Hersi's dress - it was completely finished when we came here. It's only the backing vocalists' dresses - they don't have a space to comfortably fit the microphone packs, so I am adding them now."

Today Hersi was wearing a dress which shows a romantic scene in one of Prishtina's parks, with an elder couple sitting on a bench. "It's part of a whole collection of dresses I made, all with photos taken by my husband", Blerina tells us.

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