🇦🇱 Viola Gjyzeli to represent Albania at Junior Eurovision 2023

🇦🇱 Viola Gjyzeli to represent Albania at Junior Eurovision 2023

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:

1Amra Madani“Rock Star”TBC
2Franceska Kasa“Perfekte Jam”
(I’m Perfect)
3Elisa Skarra“Një Përqafim”
(A Hug)
4Tea Metohu“Smile”TBC
5Rei Bardhollari“Hasta Manaña”
(Until Tomorrow)
6Fiona Resuli“Londroj Me Yjet”
(London With The Stars)
7Viola Gjyzeli“Bota Ime”
(My World)
8Irisa Haxhillari“Melodinë E Saj”
(Her Melody)
9Era Hasanaj“Bisedë Me Një Yll”
(Chat With A Star)
10Ea Zoga“Lule N’zemer Tuaj”
(Flowers In Your Heart)
11Nikol Cabeli“Vetëm Unë”
(Only Me)
12Anja Canaj“E Dua Erën”
(I Love The Wind)
13Marianxhela Rodakaj“Afrika”
14Keita Hitaj“Eja”
15Ajshel Zykollari“Pas Endrrës Time Eja”
(Follow My Dream)
16Biorin 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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