RTSH has this evening released the revamped version of the Albanian entry for Eurovision 2019, “Ktheju Tokës”.
Albania has revealed the revamped version of their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. “Ktheju Tokës” which was selected to represent the nation in Albania has undergone a major revamp since its victory.
Recording of the new version of the song took place last month in Sweden, with Jonida travelling with Eriona Rushiti, Enis Mullaj and Sokol Marsi. The music video for her entry has been filmed over the past week with the video produced by Triangle Media Group.
Jonida will be hoping to replicate the success of Eugent Bushpepa. Eugent Bushpepa and his song “Mall” made it through to the final and went on to finish 11th with 184 points. They received 12 points in the jury vote from Azerbaijan and 12 points from the televote in Macedonia and Italy.
Albania made their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004, the same year the televised semi final was originally introduced to the competition. Albania succeeded in their first showing with Anjeza Shahini’s “The Image of You”, sailing through the semi final in 4th place and eventually landing in a respectable 7th place at the grand final. Albania have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest every single year since their debut, making 2018 their 15th appearance. Since the success in their original attempt, they have reach the grand final a further six times. They bettered their 2004 score in 2012 with Rona Nishliu’s song “Suus” who finished the contest in fifth place with 146 Points, their first time reaching the top 5 and their best placing to date.