Lindita Halimi was born in Viti, Kosovo in 1989. At the age of 14 she started to study the piano and singing. In 2004 she participated in The Voice and in the Top Fest, which she could win in 2006. In 2007 she was a finalist in the Albanian Idol. Lindita has joined the band Ngroba and also started her solo career. In 2013 she moved to the USA and continued her music career, participating in the American Idol. Lindita sang with Stevie Wonder, Valerie Simpson, opened for The Backstreet Boys in Las Vegas. She always wanted to represent Albania at Eurovision. In her second attempt she could finally made it and hopefully her music career takes another turn now.
The Albanian song “Botë” has been composed by Gerald Xhari and Klodian Qafoku, who has already composed the Albanian song 2006 “Zjarr E Ftohtë”, which was sung by Luiz Ejlli and made a 15th place in the Semi Final. The song is quite a special one, which could not be put in the “easy listening” corner. The song is about love, which unites us all, in a difficult time nowadays with war. Lindita also reflects her personal story in this entry as she grew up in the civil war in Kosovo faced hunger and terror. The beautiful singer with a great charisma singing a demanding song. This might not be easy to get people’s attention who want to listen to something happy and positive. So it won’t be easy for Lindita to shine through the competitors.7
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.