Lindita has traveled to Montenegro to promote herself ahead of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Albania’s entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Lindita has traveled to Montenegro as part of her pre-contest promotional tour. Following her appearance at the last Eurovision Preview event of the season on the weekend, she headed to Montenegro to promote herself and her song “World”.
As part of her promotion she spoke with the Montenegrin national broadcaster RTCG. When asked about Slavko and his chances at Eurovision he said:
I am absolutely convinced that Slavko is successful in the competition, because he has an excellent performance, he is very talented and knows how to make people pay attention to him. The audience has already fallen in love with his performances throughout Europe.
Lindita told the Montenegrin press that her main aim was to unite people during her performance in the first semi final of this years contest. Her song “World” talks about how everyone is equal and that we should accept one another no matter our differences.
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”.
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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.