Lindita has travelled to Greece 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 travelled to Greece as part of her pre-contest promotional tour. This follows her trip to Montenegro a few days ago, in which she promoted her song “World”. Tonight in Athens, Greece, she will perform her song once more. She also announced on her Facebook page that she will be going to Kosovo on Monday.
Like many other artists, Lindita has travelled to multiple countries as part of her promotional tour before the contest. As well as attending the Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam, Lindita travelled to Madrid for the Spanish Pre-Party, Italian capital Rome, Montenegro, and Greece.
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.