British EUROVISION participant Mae Muller rehearsed her song on a treadmill to prepare for the grand finale on Saturday.
Speaking to The Sun about her preparations, she said: “I was walking fast on the treadmill while I sang my song.
“It was really very difficult. It’s harder than it looks.”
On wanting to make the performance feel like “second nature,” she continued, “For me, one of the most important things about enjoying the whole thing is just being prepared so that when I go upstairs, I can just enjoy it.” walk, and that’s me. I don’t think of the steps or anything.”
She’s hired a special rehearsal space in Liverpool to practice her performance repeatedly, and it’s taking its toll.
When asked how many times she sang the track, which came out in March, mae said: “There must be hundreds. It has to be easy.
“This song, I hear it in my dreams, I hear it every time I close my eyes, but I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
Britain has a difficult track record in the Eurovision Song Contest, not having made the top ten since 2009 before 33-year-old Sam Ryder changed our fortunes last year when he took second place with his song ‘Space Man’.
Now Mae wants to ensure that Britain remains successful in the competition.
When asked how she envisioned it, she said: “I’m positive.
“I think I’m in the top ten – that’s doable and I’d be very, very happy.
Obviously, the top 5 is the crème de la crème.
“I really believe in that song and I feel like we all worked really, really hard on the show, so I feel like we have a really good chance of doing well. I’ll say top ten – I think we have a good chance.
A total of 26 countries are taking part final on Saturdaywhich starts at 8pm on BBC One.
Despite the positive experience of taking part, she revealed she has been abused online since her announcement as a UK act – but is flouting it.
She explained: “Social media can be a bit tricky at times.
Everything is so available – all the nice stuff and when someone wants to be mean it’s so easy for them to be mean.
“But I think for me it’s always been a way of controlling how I want to present myself.
“I can connect with the fans very easily and whenever there have been moments where people have been a little mean I’ve found a way to undo it through social media.
“That really, really helped me.”
After the show ends on Saturday, she is planning a night out with Rylan Clark, 34, in Liverpool, who will be commentating on BBC One’s second semi-final tonight.
She added, “We kind of have to celebrate and I think Rylan is probably one of the best people to party with, so we’ll definitely be in town.”