Tonight, another Junior Eurovision representative has been selected, as the Albanian Junior Eurovision selection ‘Junior Fest’ took place, with Viola Gjyzeli winning the right to represent Albania in Nice with their entry “Bota Ime”
16 participants competed to be Albania’s representative
The competing artists, and their entry are as follows:
|1||Amra Madani||“Rock Star”||TBC|
|2||Franceska Kasa||“Perfekte Jam” |
|3||Elisa Skarra||“Një Përqafim” |
|5||Rei Bardhollari||“Hasta Manaña” |
|6||Fiona Resuli||“Londroj Me Yjet” |
(London With The Stars)
|7||Viola Gjyzeli||“Bota Ime” |
|8||Irisa Haxhillari||“Melodinë E Saj” |
|9||Era Hasanaj||“Bisedë Me Një Yll” |
(Chat With A Star)
|10||Ea Zoga||“Lule N’zemer Tuaj” |
(Flowers In Your Heart)
|11||Nikol Cabeli||“Vetëm Unë” |
|12||Anja Canaj||“E Dua Erën” |
(I Love The Wind)
|13||Marianxhela Rodakaj||“Afrika” |
|14||Keita Hitaj||“Eja” |
|15||Ajshel Zykollari||“Pas Endrrës Time Eja” |
(Follow My Dream)
|16||Biorin Maxhaxhallaku & Keira Baku||“Violin Apo Kanarin” |
(Violin Or Canary)
The results from tonight’s show were solely selected via a Jury Vote.
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 2022, when the Balkan nation was represented by Kejtlin Gjata. Her song “Pakëz Diell” was performed in Yerevan, as part of the 20th edition of the Contest. At the close of voting, Kejtlin finished in 12th place in a field of 16. In total, Albania finished with 94 points, of which 43 points came from the online vote. The remaining 51 points came from professional juries.
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News Source: RTSH
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