Albania is the first country to announce the ESC song for Rotterdam. It’s called “Shaj” which means “Shout” and will be performed by the attractive singer Arilena Ara. With her song, Arilena could convince the juries and televoters in the 58th edition of the Albanian Song Festival called “Festival i Këngës”.
Arilena comes from the town Shkodra in the north west of Albania, close to the border of Montenegro. In 2012 she won the second edition of X-Factor and became popular. Her most successful song “Nëntori” became an Itune hit.
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About me: My first Eurovision I watched was in 1987, Brussels. Since then I am following the ESC with great enthusiasm. The greatest fascination for me is the fact that the entire Europe is watching the show at that specific night. Since 2010, Oslo I am a member of the eurovisionlive.com team. I had the chance to witness the second German victory with Lena. My biggest wish would be to have the orchestra back, as it used to be until 1998.