Albania has this morning revealed the four backing singers who will perform “World” with Lindita at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Eurovision Albania has this morning revealed the names of the four backing singers who will join Lindita this May in Kyiv, Ukraine. Travelling to Ukraine are:
- Gjergj Kacinari – Has previously taken part in the competitions such as Kenga Magjike, he is also a pianist and has taken part in Festivali i Kenges as a pianist.
- Denisa Xhemnica – Has participated in both Kenga Magjike and Top Fest. Denisa participated in the same season of Top Fest as Lindita in 2006, which Lindita went on to win.
- Anxhelo Miho – Participated in X Factor Albania where he managed to make it to the tenth week of the competition.
- Margret Rodovani – She was a backing vocalist for Eneda Tarifa at Festivali i Kenges 54 she returned as one of the backing singers for Festivali i Kenges 55.
Lindita, whose full name is Lindita Halimi, is 27 years old and was born in Vitina, Kosovo. She first rose to fame after participating in the third season of Ethet, where she placed in the top 10. In 2014 she took part in Festivali i Këngës for the first time, finishing in third place with the song “S’të fal”. She went on to take part in American Idol, but was knocked out before the final twenty-four singers were selected. She won Festivali i Këngës in December after topping the jury vote by 28 points. However, she finished 3rd in the televote.
Lindita will compete in the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision on Tuesday 9th May. She will hope to take Albania back to the Eurovision final after last year’s entrant, Eneda Tarifa, finished in 16th with her song “Fairytale”.
Source: Eurovision Albania
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Albania debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, when they were represented by Anjeza Shahini. She performed the song “The Image of You” in Istanbul and finished in 7th place in the final, scoring 106 points. Albania has only finished in the top 10 on one other occasion to date, when Rona Nishliu represented them in 2012 with the song “Suus”. Finishing in 5th place, “Suus” is Albania’s best-scoring entry to date.