The crowd went silent and Aleesha and Paia did the karanga. I felt so scared because everyone was looking straight at my eyes. We started singing haere mai. The whole group sang loudly until haere mai was finished. Then we did Nga iwi e and that was boring and we ended with rua ana whati whati Hi!. The girls did the poi and nearly hit my head so I had to duck down and try not to get hit. Finally it was my time to shine. Bryn said 'Kia mau, Ka mate, ka mate ka ora ka ora. I felt tingly in my tummy. I was so relieved when it was over.