Albania: Elhaida Dani is going to Vienna

After three nights of marvelous music presentation brought to us by Albanian performers, Elhaida Dani is chosen to represent this country in the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Vienna.

On Friday and Saturday, Radio Televizioni Shqiptar, organized two semifinal nights, where they selected nine performers for each night. During the 53rd  Festivali i Këngës total of 18 performers appeared on stage tonight, while the jury of seven members assessed by awarding performers with a points in scale 1-12.

Elhaida Dani, who has been considered as favorite from the start, has won sympathy of jury but also gained great support from audience while performing her song “Diell”. She gained great popularity in Albania by winning in the Albanian version of the hit show Star Academy in 2009 and then later also the Italian version of The Voice in 2012.

 Bojken Lako Band with the song  Të ndjej has won second place tonight, while Lindita Halimi who performed song S’të fal, won third place.

Watch the winning performance here.