The Albanian commentator and spokesperson for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 have been revealed today.
Andri Xhahu will provide commentary for Albanian viewers. He has commentated on and been the Albanian spokesperson for every Eurovision Song Contest since 2012. He has also commentated on every Junior Eurovision Song Contest that Albania has taken part in, the Eurovision Young Dancers Contest in 2015 and the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017.
Sabjana Rizvanu will announce the results of the Albanian jury. Sabjana is orphan who lives the children’s home “Zyber Hallulli”. She was chosen by RTSH as the Albanian spokesperson in an attempt to raise awareness of orphans in society.
Ana Kodra will represent Albania at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Tbilisi. Her song “Don’t Touch My Tree” will be performed in Albanian and English.
Sixteen countries will take part in the 15th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, including returning country Portugal, who haven’t participated since 2007. The contest will take place in the Olympic Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia on Sunday 26th November 2017 at 16:00 – 18:00 CET. This is the first time Georgia has hosted any Eurovision event. The sixteen countries taking part are:
Source: Andri Xhahu
Albania in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Albania first debuted in the Junior Eurovision Contest in 2012, and to date have had 3 entries. The country is still yet to win the contest, and their best result was in 2015, when Mishela Rapo performed her song “Dambaje”, which scored a total of 93 points and ended on 5th place. Albania’s worst result occurred in their debut in 2012, where Igzidora Gjeta and her song “Kam Një Këngë Vetëm Për Ju” placed 12th (last) with 35 points. Albania were absent from the contest in 2013 and 2014, before returning again in 2015.