Who is Elena?
If the Croatian participant for this year's Eurovision Song Contest - Igor Cukrov - wanted to become a priest then Elena's father already is one. That doesn't stop her to be the flamboyant singer she is. She's had a lot of success in Romania already and now took Europe by storm by qualifying for the Final in Moscow!
"Balkan girls wow! Good luck Romania," a comment from the United States said. Another fan commented:"Her dancing is inspirational, I like the style and the song. Such a tune! The entry is very well arranged, she will do well. Bravo!"
She qualified as the ninth song from the first Semi-Final and in the end gathered a total of 40 points from Europe with Balkan Girls and finished nineteenth in the Final of Europe's favourite TV-show.
Check out who exactly is Elena on her Artist Profile.
How did it all start?
Now in Moscow...
Last year Romania finished twentieth in Belgrade with Nico and Vlad's ballade Pe-o Margine De Lume. How will their national selection look in 2010? How will they do in Oslo? Find all of that out right here at Eurovision.tv!
You can expect more wrap-up articles from us about the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest participants. Stay tuned!