As we get closer to December, we are starting to find out the final batch of representatives that will be heading to Yerevan. Tonight, the final of Albania’s Junior Fest 2022 took place where Kejtlin Gjata emerged victorious and will be representing the nation at Junior Eurovision this year with their entry “Pakëz Diell”
19 participants competed to be the next Albanian Junior Eurovision representative
The name of the competing artists, as well as their entries, are as follows:
|2||Armela Shane||“Shqipëria Ime”|
|3||Ajshel Zykollari||“Syhëna Rozali”|
|4||Alesja Uruçi||“Qytetit tim”|
|5||Biornis Maxhallaku||“Emocione për dy zemra”|
|6||Dea Amoniku||“Nuk Jemi Lodër Për Asnjeri”|
|8||Ejza Hoxha||“Plot Ëndrra Jetën E Dua”|
|10||Irsa Mashi||“Dua Të Besoj”|
|11||Keit Hitaj||Yjet E Shpresës”|
|12||Kei Piqani||“Shoqja Ime Më E Mirë”|
|13||Kejtlin Gjata||“Pakëz Diell”|
|14||Melodi Heta||“Balerinë Do Bëhem”|
|17||Sibora Teqja||“Ne Jemi Paqja Që Sundon Në Botë”|
|18||Sindi Zeka||“Botë Bardh E Zi”|
|19||Viola Beshiri||“Qielli I Moshës Sime”|
Albania’s representative for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was selected by a jury, which included Anna Gebreja who represented the nation in Paris.
Albania’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Albania first made its debut to Junior Eurovision in 2012, represented by Igzidora Gjeta, singing her song “Kam një këngë vetëm për ju”. Their first participation was not initially successful, as Albania finished 12th of 12, receiving 35 points. Albania then withdrew for two years, before returning in 2015, achieving their current best result to date. In 2015, Albania finished in fifth place with “Dambaje” by Mishela Rapo.
Albania’s most recent participation came in 2021, when the Balkan nation was represented by Anna Gebreja. Her anti-bullying song “Stand By You” was performed in Paris, as part of the 19th edition of the Contest. At the close of voting, Anna finished in 14th place in a field of 19. In total, Albania finished with 84 points, of which 39 points came from the online vote. The remaining 45 points came from professional juries.
What do you make of Albania’s choice for this year’s contest? Do you think Albania will get its best result in Yerevan? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for the Junior Eurovision 2022!
News Source: RTSH
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