Lindita who is representing Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 discussed the meaning of her entry for this years contest, “World”.
The meaning behind this years Albanian entry for the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has been explained by Lindita. Lindita who won Festivali i Kenges at the end of December explained on her official Facebook page that:
“World” is about human equality, Love! We all are created the same way, we all live under the same sky, we all bleed the same color of blood! It’s ok to be different, It’s ok to think different! It’s ok to not agree , but it’s not ok to attack and hurt and bully others because they are not like You ! You matter! You are the love that the world needs! That’s why You are here ! The World needs one like you …
Albania have finished revamping their selected song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The song was originally called “Botë” and was sung in Albanian. The song which is now being performed in English is titled “World”, the song was recorded in Tirana over the past couple of weeks with the music video also being filmed.
Lindita won the 55th edition of Festivali i Kenges, having beaten off competition in the final from 13 other singers. Lindita was born in Vitina, Kosovo in 1989 and has been performing as a singer since 2006. Since 2014 she has been living with her husband in the United States and went on to take part in American Idol, she made it through to the final 51 but did not make it through to the final 24.
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Albania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 where they were represented by Anjeza Shahini. In Istanbul she performed the song “The Image of You” going on to finish 7th in the final scoring a total of 106 points. Albania’s best result in the contest came in 2012 when they were represented by Rona Nishliu and her song “Suus”, she finished 5th in the final scoring 4 sets of 12 points. Albania last performed in a Eurovision Song Contest final in 2015, when Elhaida Dani performed “I’m Alive”.