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Elena Risteska
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Risteska in October 2009
Background information
Native name
Елена Ристеска
Also known as Elena
Born 27 April 1986 (1986-04-27) (age 35)
Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day North Macedonia)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels
  • M2 Productions
  • ER Music And Artist
  • City

Elena Risteska (Macedonian: Елена Ристеска born 27 April 1986), sometimes known as simply Elena, is a Macedonian recording artist. She represented North Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens with the song "Ninanajna", and finished in 12th place; this was the highest ever finish for the country until Risteska's record was beaten in 2019.

Risteska is also an occasional songwriter, writing for artists such as 4Play, Lambe Alabakoski, and Aleksandra Pileva.

She took part in the second season of the Serbian version of Your Face Sounds Familiar, where she placed second in the final as Beyoncé.

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