Today, seven participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are having their second rehearsal. These are Albania, Ukraine, Malta, Italy, Serbia, Poland, North Macedonia and Portugal. The first up to complete their second rehearsal was Albania’s Kejtlin Gjata!
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in Albania’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Kejtlin’s performance?
The performance starts off with a wide shot, which then cuts off to a close up shot when Kejtlin starts to sing in the middle of the stage. We see the spotlights behind her pointed towards her. As we get to the chorus, the lighting changes to a much warmer colour. The LED background stays still until towards the end of the song. However, as Kejtlin hits the high notes, more lights are then used. Then at the end of the performance, the lighting cools down once again to a much darker colour.
You are able to watch a preview of Kejtlin’s performance right here:
About Kejtlin Gjata
Kejtlin Gjata is 11 years old, she is from Dürres in Albania. She cites Adele, Paloma Faith and Josh Groban as musical influences. Aside from music, other hobbies include poetry, painting and spending time at the seaside. In order to get to Junior Eurovision Kejtlin competed in Albanian national final Junior Fest Albania 2022. Following on from Junior Eurovision Kejtlin would like to travel the world in the future.
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.
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News Source: EBU
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