Monday, 6 June 2011

Anjeza won prize in Top Fest 8

After being postponed from 22nd of May, the final night of Top Fest 8 was held yesterday in Pallati I Kongreseve. Among the 17 finalists we find Anjeza Shahini, who together with won the prize for "Best interpret" Dren Abazi with the song Ti dhe unë. You can watch the performance below.

The winner of the competition this year edition, was the big favourite Elvana Gjata, who took part in Top Fest for the first time. Elvana took part in Festivali i Këngës in 2003, where her entry was followed by a song called "Me ty", which is the title of her Top Fest song! The song is dedicated to the Albanian artist Emmy, who died earlier this year. You can watch the winning performance here, together with the other performances (among them some other earlier FiK participants).

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Split jury/televote results out

Albania came 11th among the juries, with 61 points. The televoting placed Albania 13th, with 42 points. So last like year, it seems like the juries liked the Albanian entry more than the viewers did. You can take a look at the full results HERE

Unlike the two last years of split voting, the jury and the televoters disagreed about the winner in the final. While the televoters had the actual winner as number one, the jury preferred Italy. If the old system of 100 % televote was still used, all the favourites from the semis would have qualified.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Albania finished 14th in the semi

The semi final results have been released, and they show that Albania with their 47 points, missed 8-9 points from qualifying. Albania received 7 countries, most from Greece, that gave 12 points. Albania gave their highest score to Turkey, which ended up with the same score as Aurela, but placed 13th because they received points from more countries than Albania.

Also this year the voting in Eurovision is political, like for example Albanian newspaper Telegrafi claims. The results actually show something different, with Malta scoring better than Turkey and Armenia, as an example. Almost all countries, Albania included has some neighbours which are likely to give some points. So, let's wait and see if someone actually says that the reason for their success is political voting instead...

Who felt the most passion, the jury or the European people? We'll give you the separate results when they come out!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Aurela tricks Eurovision rule!

Today, Aurela finally made some statement to her fans about her disqualification in the semi final.
She says not to be sad about not entering the final but about the fact that the first 5 countries had a handicap thanks to the organizers, who have already made their excuses to the Albanian delegation. That's the way it goes sometimes, she knows and says to have given her best on stage, to be proud to have represented Albaniaand that she really liked all the reactions to her performance from fans and others.

Already pregnant in the rehearsal
But this is not everything she had to tell us. After not being part of ESC anymore, she revealed to her fans today a secret. She has been on the ESC stage breaking the rule that there are only 6 persons allowed on stage. Yes, Aurela indeed may be the first one to be on the ESC stage with a seventh person, since that rule was introduced, as today she proudly announced to be pregnant!

At least in this way the Albanian performance in Düsseldorf was something special and historical.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

No final for Albania in 2011

After a desastrous first semi final show, with loads of technical problems in almost for almost every broadcasting country, 10 countries managed to qualify for the big final night on Saturday.
Albania, being on starting position 3, represented by Aurela Gaçe and her song "Feel the passion" did not belong to the lucky qualifiers. The performance on the night was nevertheless very nice and we believe that the fan predictions were right, that Albania only slightly missed the final with a position from 11th-13th.


Live performance at the ESC Semi final one

More surprisingly for most must have been the failures from Turkey and Armenia to qualify. And for me personally that Norway did not qualify. Together with Poland and Albania these countires opened the show and were effected most by technical problems (especially Norway as you can see in this video of the Spanish broadcaster), thus none qualifying to the final show. Today the EBU will hold a conference in which these technical issues will be discussed, whilst it is to be expected that no further decisions considering the qualifiers will be made.

We can only hope that the second semi final will not be having those problems.

Further analysis of the outcome will be made after Saturday, when we know the split voting of Jury and Televote!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

English Version of "Ende ka shpresë"

Alban Skenderaj and Miriam Cani, Albanias William and Kate, who finished second in the Fesitvali i këngës in December after Aurela Gaçe with "Ende ka shpresë", presented the English version of the song to the public. Months after announcing to be releasing an English version of the song, they performed the song finally in the version that likely would have been the ESC version if they had won. So you can compare the video below to our representative in Düsseldorf and make up your own mind to the better English version.



Personally, at least Miriam sounds better in the English version, while I liked the Alban part more in the original song. THe backdrop in this video is the one from the Festivali i këngës, which is still very impressive.

Friday, 6 May 2011

A message to the Albanian AV readers

Aurela has been so kind to leave a message in Albanian exclusively for you AlbaVision readers out there in Albanian. The Video is now uploadedon our channel AlbaVision Youtube Channel.



For the Intenational visitors: Aurela is thanking and asking for the support of the Albanians. She also greets the American fans who are not allowed to vote in the ESC.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Second rehearsal for Albania

Today was Aurela's second try on the stage, and this time in the clothing she will wear in the semi final on Tuesday. Other than that, there was nothing new happening. Take a look below:



Clip from eurovision.tv from the first rehearsal here.
The next rehearsal for Albania will be the two dress rehearsals held on Monday.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Will Albania qualify for the final?

How big are Aurela's chances? First of all, we'll have a look at what the bookmakers say about whether she will make it or not. At the moment, Albania is ranked as number 11 and 12; by betting 100 euros on Aurela
to the final, you'll get around 200 euros back if she makes it. A simular result is seen right now among the ESC fan clubs, predicting Aurela to be one spot from qualifying. Also the readers of escstats.com place Aurela 11th.

What about the TV experts? The artists and experts of the known Swedish Inför Eurovision, are divided in theit view of the Albanian entry, and thinking that Aurela's voice was strong, while the video not as good. But in host country Germany things seems better,
and the expert of the German broadcaster ARD believes that Albania will go to the final, and might reach a 14th place there.

So which conclution should we draw from this? It seems that Albania will be one of those countries that either qualify or not qualify by a small margin this year, which can make the upcoming semi very exiting. Perhaps it will be Aurela's experience and strong voice that secures that the tradition for Albanian females to reach the final.

The second rehearsal is tomorrow at 11:30 - 12:00, followed by a new press conference. But while you wait, you can take a look at some more from the last rehearsal and press conference here.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Aurela: I was born to sing in arenas

As the title might tell you, Aurela feels comfortable on the stage in Düsseldorf. As well as rehearsing today, Aurela has been giving interviews and she had a press conference. You can watch clips from both below. She also gave an a capella version of her 1997 entry in FiK, Fati ynë shpresë dhe marrëzi, to esctoday.com


To the left: clip from Albanias press conference, from 2:52
To the right: interview with esckaz.com


Aurela Gaçe's interview with esctoday.com

Albania's first rehearsal

Aurela Gaçe got to try the stage Düsseldorf for the first time today, together with three backing vocalists, a guitarist and a drummer. The background for the performance is an eagle's wings. There is a huge use of pyroeffects and dry ice, adding to Aurela's powerful voice. Further, the Albanian delegation presented her dress on stage, which looks similar to the one she wears in the videoclip. Her stylist will be the same who made Olta Boka's outfit in 2008. Take a look at the rehearsal below:



We will give you info the press conference held after the rehearsal as well soon. The next rehearsal for Aurela will be on Thursday: 11:30 - 12:00, with a press conference held afterwards. So stay tuned!

Friday, 29 April 2011

Albanian Delegation arrives in Düsseldorf today

Departure: 15:00 
Arrival at Düsseldorf Airport: 19:15

Today the Albanian Delegation and the team around Aurela Gaçe will arrive in Düsseldorf for the start of the rehearsals on Sunday.
Albania's first rehearsal is set for Sunday, 1st May, from 11:20 - 12:00, right after Stella Mwangi from Norway finished.
From 12:10 to 12:30 the team will stay in the Viewing room and answer questions right afterwards in a press conference from 12:45 - 13:25.
The next Albanian rehearsal takes place on Thursday, 5th May.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Aurela Gaçe in Balkan Music Awards


The winners of this year's Balkan Music Awards 2011
have been choosen , and the best song from Albania is "Origjinale " - a collaboration
between Aurela Gaçe and DR. Flori & Marsel and Albavision Summerhit 2010, which holds a record of almost 5 million views in a period of 10 months, being the most clicked Albanian video on Youtube.


The show will take place on the evening of 4 June in Sofia , and millions viewers will be able to enjoy an impressive show , Aurela and other artists will perform live on stage during the show.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Kosovo: New steps in EBU agreement

The director of "Radiotelevizionit të Kosovës" - short RTK, Bekim Hasani, confirmed, that Kosovo got the right to participate in the upcoming Eurovision Dance Contest.

This is a first step towards a soon ESC participation. According to an article by koha.net, Kosovo has been negotiating with the EBU about Kosovo's status in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf in May.
Kosovo took on the mission to participate in the 55th ESC, but not as a performing participant. "RTK is considering the possibility that the Kosovars are offered the possibility of voting" this May, Hasani stated, making clear that Kosovo's intention in the meeting was to be part in the ESC as a voting nation only, like SerbiaMontenegro in 2006, when they could not agree on a representative for their country and only voted in that years ESC in Athens.
Although Bekim Hasani told proudly that Kosovo will be soon enough outfitted with the latest technical modalities providing Kosovars the opportunity to vote for the first time as an own country in the upcoming ESC, the mission was doomed from the beginning. This is not only because of Kosovo being no EBU member, but the rules of the ESC clearly decide that only the 43 particpating countries in 2011 can vote, as usual. What's left is the hope of an offer from EBU side, but that should be considered as very unlikely.

Yet Kosovo, showing more interest every year in being part of the ESC family, at least gave it a try and openly admits to do so to also support Aurela. The new door that opened in the end lead to the participation right in a "European festival of dancers" of the EBU. Whether the "Eurovision Dance Contest", the "Eurovision Young Dancers" or a third contest of the EBU is meant with "Festivali Evropian të Valltarëve", is to be seen.

We hope to hear more positive news in terms of Kosovo-EBU agreements and keep you informed

Could profit from votes of Kosovo: Aurela Gace

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

"Feel the passion" Karaoke Version

The official CD of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Düsseldorf has been released and with it the 3:00 minute long ESC and Karaoke Version on Aurela's song "Feel the passion".

1) Karaoke Version long (3:11 minutes) and 2) shorter ESC Version (3:00)


The lyrics for you to sing along:
Feel my heart, feel the words beat low  
I sing my song and the echo flows  
And wherever I go, I just want you to know  
You're the blood in my veins and the love in my soul  
  
You are my wave rippling over sea  
You dry my tears and you make me real  
But wherever I go, I just want you to know  
My moment in time, oh sweet song of mine, ehehej  
  
I'm like an eagle in the open sky  
I'll never land, I'm flying high  
  
Let me share my song with you, just feel the passion  
Love's the message shining through, a child reaction  
It brings my heaven down to earth and this is why  
It drives me mad but it gives me life, I'm free to fly, ehehej  
  
And when I feel that I thirst for you  
I dab my lips with your morning dew  
But wherever I go, I just want you to know  
Sweet song, live forever and I'll live with you, ehehej  
  
I'm like an eagle in the open sky  
I'll never land, I'm flying high  
  
Let me share my song with you, just feel the passion  
Love's the message shining through, a chain reaction  
It brings my heaven down to earth and this is why  
It drives me mad but it gives me life, I'm free to fly, ehehej



 
Zot, qe këngën ma ke fal, më lerë të ndarë
Nuk ka ngjyrë e nuk ka fjalë, muret s'e mbajnë
It brings my heaven down to earth and this is why  
It drives me mad but it gives me life, I'm free to fly, ehehej  
  

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Aurela's gathers fans in Turkey and Greece

It has been a promotional week for Aurela, since her trip brought her to Turkey and Greece. We'd like to share with you all info about the two first trips, before she'll head to the Netherlands.

Turkey:
Senit, Yüksek Sadakat, Aurela (click for fullview)

Along Senit, the representative of San Marino in Düsseldorf, Aurela was invited for promotional matters to Turkey, where they met with Turkey's band for Germany "Yüksek Sadakat" (By the way: In this video interview from a week before, front singer of the Turkish band stated his personal favourites. At 10:47 he says Albania is amongst them, that the song has a nice ethnic touch and a good singer. Other faves: Norway, Italy, Norway and Ireland).
The programme in Turkey contained a trip around the place, a performance in a TV show and a joint meal of the 3 countries.

On promotional tour
Greece:
Aurela was invited by the Greek Channel AlphaTV in their "Kous-Kous-to-Mesimeri"-Show. Click here to see the english interview, in which she presents herself. The presenter tells Aurela to belong to one of the "Top Songs" for Düsseldorf. Aurela tells that she makes sure to keep away such news from her to feel more comfortable. This is the first time we get to see Aurela performing the new English version, unfortunately not live and not fully as the show ended before the song did. On the same show one day later, the presenter mentioned Aurela once more to recount how amazed she was by Aurela's voice.
Later she was off for greetings and interviews with the greek OGAE, escdaily.com and more...

Germany:
As we are talking about rumours it may be the right time to mention an article of balkanwebs.com, where it is said Aurela would belong to one of Lena's 4 biggest competitors according to an artice of the German popular online newspaper bild.de also taking her face into the picture of the article. We've searched for that German article and couldn't find it.
However, Aurela Gaçe and her song seem to collect more fans around Europe.
More news on her promotion until May to follow, stay tuned...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Aurela heading to Concert in Amsterdam

In concert in Amsterdam
 As in previous years, the Albanian representative for the ESC will be present at the dutch pre-Eurovisionparty among a lot of other ESC stars. After Kejsi and Juliana performin live on stage in Amsterdam in 2009 and 2010, this year Aurela Gaçe will be promoting her "Feel the passion". Whether she will perform a second song is also possible. Last year Juliana Pasha performed the 1972 Eurovision Winning song "Après toi" of Vicky Leandros, additionally to her own song.

This year "Eurovision in Concert" will take place on 9th April. For every ESC and Aurela fan it is a great opportunity to be close to the artists that night, as many stars even stay for a meet and greethfans and journalists.
20 more countries will be present  and you can still buy tickets for the event. A ticket costs 25€.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Making of "Feel the Passion" video and an alternative acoustic version

source: eurovision.tv
On her website, Aurela now delivers a video to us, showing the 'Making of' the video clip "Feel the passion' which was shot in Albania with Albanian venues in the background and in a green box. The video for impressions of the shooting can be seen here.

Also, an amateur video has been uploaded on Youtube. The video shows a live performance of Aurela in the "212 Jazz Club", located in Prishtina, Kosovo. This version may be a smooth alternative for fans of the Albanian version. Worth a watch.


Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Albania between Haba Haba and Boom Boom Chaka Chaka

Shortly after the official version and video were revealed the running order draws were made for both semi final's and final's big five . The draw was made randomly , a picked circle with country name in it and then a picked number .
A good draw?
As we knew before , Aurela Gaçe will perform in first half of the first semi final , but we didn't know the running exact order. 
Fter today's draw for the running order it's certain: Albania is going to sing at position 3, right after Norway and before Armenia, most of the first 7 acts and countries belong to "set qualifiers", which doesn't make things easier for Albania, yet it could convince with its different style. The performances will be decisive for the outcome.

Apart from the last two years Albania has always sung in the first half of any Eurovision show. Every female Albanian representative has been in the final show and every male act failed to qualify. Will Aurela continue this tradition? 

Sunday, 13 March 2011

"Feel the passion" Video & Lyrics

Can you feel the passion?
The time has come, we have our final version of our Eurovision Songcontest 2011 song "Feel the passion".
The video to the song was shot in various Albanian places, which belong to the most historical and touristical places Albania offers. Watch the videoclip below and read the english lyrics (once again first here on the web, gaps to be filled).
On tuesday we will replace the video on top with our new headers, bring you new polls, news and introduce you to new team members.




Lyrics (out of our understanding):

FEEL MY HEART,FEEL THE WORDS BEAT LOW
I SING MY SONG AND THE ECHO FLOWS
AND WHEREVER I GO,I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW
YOU'RE THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS
AND THE LOVE IN MY SOUL

YOU ARE MY WAVE RIPPLING ON THE SEA
YOU DRY MY TEARS AND YOU MAKE ME REAL
BUT WHEREVER I GO, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW
MY MOMENT IN TIME
OH SWEET SONG OF MINE

I'M LIKE AN EAGLE IN THE OPEN SKY
I NEVER LAND, I'M FLYING HIGH

LET ME SHARE MY SONG WITH YOU, JUST FEEL THE PASSION
LOVE'S THE MESSAGE SHINING THROUGH AND SHINED REACTION
IT BRINGS MY HEAVEN DOWN TO EARTH AND THIS IS WHY
IT DRIVES ME MAD BUT IT GIVES ME LIFE
I'M FREE TO FLY

AND WHEN I FEEL THAT I THIRST FOR YOU
I DAB MY LIPS WITH YOUR MORNING DEW
BUT WHEREVER I GO, I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW
SWEET SONG, LIVE FOREVER
AND I LIVE WITH YOU

I'M LIKE AN EAGLE IN THE OPEN SKY
I NEVER LAND, I'M FLYING HIGH

LET ME SHARE MY SONG WITH YOU, JUST FEEL THE PASSION
LOVE'S THE MESSAGE SHINING THROUGH AND SHINED REACTION
IT BRINGS MY HEAVEN DOWN TO EARTH AND THIS IS WHY
IT DRIVES ME MAD BUT IT GIVES ME LIFE
I'M FREE TO FLY

ZOT QE KËNGËN MA KE FAL MË LERË TË NDARË
NUK KA NGJYRË E NUK KA FJALË, MURET S'E MBAJNË
IT BRINGS MY HEAVEN DOWN TO EARTH AND THIS IS WHY
IT DRIVES ME MAD BUT IT GIVES ME LIFE
I'M FREE TO FLY



Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Anjeza Shahini in Top Fest 8

Together with Zig Zag Orchestra, Anjeza Shahini presented the entry Ti dhe unë in the forth week in this years edition of Top Fest. You can take a look at the song below:



NRG Band also presented an entry called Rina Rina earlier in Top Fest 8. And the withdrew their entry Mina-Mina before the last edition of FiK...

We will keep you updated on the development of Top Fest at AV. And don't forget to tune in on Sunday!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Prepare for the weekend

AlbaVision
We'd like to remind you on this blog's comeback this weekend, after a phase of calm blogging, due to private matters and a lack of news. With the new Song and Video of Aurela Gaçe (on 13th March!), we will signal our return with a completely new designed banner in much higher resolution, which will surprise you. We will introduce you to new family members of the AlbaVision team, who start posting news, lyrics etc. with us.
Join us on our way to Düsseldorf and don't miss to visit us for the relaunch this weekend.

Meanwhile, you can vote in the new and last poll round of this kind, where we ask you about your opinion on the current version of "Kënga ime" and whether you prefer other songs from ESC'11 to it.

In the last pollround, 2/3 of all voters gave "Kënga ime" a set of 12 points. The other 1/3 gave ratings of 3,5,7 & 10 points.
From songs of other countries our voters mostly prefered Italy, Germany and Norway to the Albanian song. Also Switzerland and Poland had many supporters. Yet the number of people stating that none country's song beats the Albanian song, was the highest.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Video of Ende Ka Shpresë

The video of the runner up in the last edition of Festivali i Këngës has been released. The duet Ende ka shpresë was sung by Alban Skënderaj and Miriam Cani. You can take a look at the full results here. Watch the video below!



Yesterday AlbaVision brought you the first snippets of the English lyrics. We'll keep following Aurela Gaçe's on her way to Düsseldorf; so remember to tune in March 12th when the English version will be released!

Friday, 4 March 2011

First snippet of english lyrics

A few hours ago Aurela gave away at least some information about the new lyrics of the song to give us a first impression. Read the snippet below:
"FEEL MY HEART,FEEL THE WORDS BEAT LOW
I SING MY SONG AND THE ECHO FLOWS
AND WHEREVER I GO,I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW
YOU'RE THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS
...AND THE LOVE IN MY SOUL"
As for the first impression the mood and atmosphere of the lyrics haven't changed into a complete new direction, the motif of "love for the music" is still kept and maybe even intensified in english.
These lyrics belong to one of the verses of the new english revamp "Feel the passion". The rest of the lyrics
(Refrain etc) are coming soon...

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

New song and Video on 12th March

Upcoming Saturday, th 12th of March is the date when we finally get to hear the new version of "Kënga ime", or better said "Feel the passion". Together with the video, which is still being finished these days, the song will be presented at the date when all countries have to officially present their songs and representatives to the EBU.

The video shoot is almost completely done, only one scene is missing for which sunshine is needed according to Aurela. The last days have been all cloudy in Albania and so does the clima slow the videoshot process. Let's hope for sun then :)

We want to remind that we take that day to upload our new design for the blog banner and more announcements, so be prepared...

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Video shoot starts tomorrow.


Albania: Aurela stated to be starting with the videoshoot tomorrow. There were no more info about it, yet we could think of Entermedia being the video production company. They are responsible for many high standart and quality Albanian music videos (for example the latest video of Besa Kokëdhima, see article below)
To the question whether she would be a guest at the Skopje Fest this year (like Juliana was last year presenting the new song version), she replied that this is by invitation from the RTSH and therefore not decided yet.

To our polls: We have been asking last month for you opinion about the Albanian representative in Düsseldorf. You could rate the song "Kënga ime" with 1 to 12 points. Most voters did give her the full set of points, which signals a general satisfaction with the Albanian song (on Albanian side at least).
Also compared to other chosen songs, noone said to be liking some other selected song (only Romania and Switzerland had selected until that date) more than the Albanian one.

Now many more countires have chosen its representatives, so we'd like to start a new round, same questions. The lines are opened ;)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Video of Kalorësi i natës released

We promised you a while ago to bring you the video clip of Besa Kokëdhima's song Kalorësi i natës when it got released. And the video just got released, on Valentine's day. So here it is:

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Aurela's way to Düsseldorf

All we get these days are rumours and unconfirmed news, but why not share them :)

The english version of "Kënga ime" is called "Feel your passion" according to someone who asked a assistant of Aurela's group. According to that very same person the new version was recorded together with "Michael Frondelli (sound maker), JR Robinson(drums), Nathan East (bass), Michael Thompson (guitar)". The new version contain rock elements now, which means that tradionally the new version will differ a lot from the original one.
Shpetim Saraçi (Composer), Aurela Gaçe and Michael Thompson (Guitar)

On her facebook page Aurela stated to be back in Albania for the video shoot now and that we soon would get more photos and infos on her webpage.

In the studio in LA

[UPDATE]: Aurela has just updated her webpage and confirmed these news. Additionally she added that the song is now joined by three backing vocals, by name Lamont Van Hook, Monet and Beverly. Also did Aurela point out that stated workers abovehave also worked together with Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lady Gaga. We can be curious. More photos now here. (Where the three photos are, there is a down arrow which you should click)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Aurela Gaçe: State of affairs

We're in a calm phase at the moment, due to private reasons, which does not mean we're gone. The new banner is being designed in full swing and you are going to be surprised, we promise ;)

Meanwhile,Aurela and the team around her are working hard on the Eurovision entry "Kënga ime". Did not take them long to produce the new version in LA. Aurela seems fascinated by the outcome and stated at the same time that we probably get to listen to an English version in May in Düsseldorf. After recording three versions in Albanian, English and both languages, it is yet to be decided.

The next plans contain the videoclip shoot in Albania and further steps for ESC preparations, as Aurela stated not to be focusing on any other project until the end of May.
The videoclip for the single "CA$H" will therefore maybe not be released before late spring. As for the videoclip to the new version of "Kënga ime", it is likely that it will be released by Eurovision.tv along the other official videoclips after the 13th March, when the Delegations Meeting takes place.

Soon, we'll be back in familiar full speed ahead manner.

Monday, 31 January 2011

ESC version to be recorded in LA

Aurela Gaçe flies to Los Angeles today to record the final version of her Eurovision entry, Kënga ime. Aurela tells esctoday.com that everything is going fine so far, and a lot has been done in the Eurovision preparation. We still don't know which language the song will be sung in, but we will probably find out in a little while.

She also told that she will put her other projects on hold until she has participated in Eurovision. That means that her single Cash (featuring MC Kresha) won't be released now afterall. She will also release an album after Eurovision. She will be fully focused on ESC the next months!

AlbaVision will of course give you the new version of Kënga ime as soon as we can, so stay tuned!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Coming soon: New HD Music Videos


Before revamping "Kënga ime", Aurela Gaçe is going to release a new song and video called "CA$H". The song was recorded with Mc Kresha, the duet partner and rapper of the song. A first glimps on the official Video Trailer makes you aware of the process Albania has gone through in the last years. The video seems to be in TRON - Legacy style, yet it is not known whether this song is the official Albanian song for this Disney Blockbuster. In some weeks time the Videoclip to CA$H will be released, until then you can watch and listen to the promotion below.



The new level of quality videos can also be seen in the new videoclip of Besa Kokëdhima. One year after her withdrawal from the Festivali i këngës 2009, in which Juliana Pasha won, Besa comes out with the videoclip for that withdrawn song "Kalorësi i natës". The video trailer to the song that could have potentionally represented Albania in 2010 in Oslo, can be viewed below. For me it looks very orientalic, as if from the movie "300".



Undeniably, Albanian videoclips have reached a new level of standart. Full videoclips will be posted when they get released.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Xhejsi Jorgaqi - Rastësi (Lyrics+Translation)

 Xhejsi Jorgaqi had an imposing appearance at the Festivali i këngës 49 in December, finishing a sensational 4th place with the song "Rastësti", composed by Genti Lako. The lyricist is Jorgo Papingji, who also wrote the lyrics to Dorina Garuci's song for 2010 and Anjeza Shahini's "Në pasqyre", which came second in 2009. Below you can read the songtext and translation of the song. At this place a great thank you to Evelina, our newest AV-team member, for the great help.

The Lyrics and Translation below come entirely from our understanding and interpretations and are the result of a lot of hard work and effort. Sharing these is appreciated , but please make sure to credit us if you intend to post this elsewhere.
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Xhejsi Jorgaqi - Rastësi

Krejt nga rastësia, ndodhi mrekullia
zot, nuk e besoj as vet
ishte ëndërr apo e vërtetë
jo nuk mund ta dija
kur ndodh rastësia
ndoshta nuk besohet lehtë
nga një rastësi të ndryshojë një jetë

Por kur doli ëndrra, gati sa s'u çmënda
ti rastësi ndoshta emrin e ke
por nuk do takojmë kur do duam ne

Kurrë nuk e ke ditur
sa të kemi pritur
por si gjithëmonë ti vetëm luan dhe genjen
pse nuk vjen, pse nuk vjen

Nuk e di pse inat me ke marrë
Emrin si e ke? (Rastësia)
Ndryshe thua sot ndryshe më the dje
mos luaj me ne 2x

Zemërimi është një rastësi
dhe zbulimi është një rastësi
dhe zhgenjimi është një rastësi
dhe pendimi është një rastësi
simpatia është një rastësi
xhelozia është një rastësi
befasia është një rastësi
lumturia mbetet përgjithënjë

Rastësi është jeta
lum kush thotë e gjeta
vjen si bekim apo mallkim për ne
pa e ditur vjen pa pritur

Kurrë nuk e ke ditur
sa të kemi pritur
por si gjithëmonë ti vetëm luan dhe genjen
pse nuk vjen, pse nuk vjen

Nuk e di pse inat më ke marrë
Emrin si e ke? (Rastësia)
Ndryshe thua sot, ndryshe më the dje
mos luaj me ne (hou) 2x

(Rastësia)

Zemërimi është një rastësi
dhe zbulimi është një rastësi
dhe zhgenjimi është një rastësi
dhe pendimi është një rastësi
simpatia është një rastësi
xhelozia është një rastësi (rastësia)
befasia është një rastësi
lumturia mbetet përgjithënjë

Si gjithëmonë
vjen si bekim a mallkim për ne
pa e ditur vjen papritur (eehh)

Ëndrra, mendime, zhgënjime do kemi ne në jetë (në jetë)
Befasi, lumturi, rastësi jemi vetë!
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English translation by AlbaVision:
( * = info on bottom for better understanding)

Coincidence 

Completely by chance the miracle occured
God, I don't believe it myself
Was it a dream or reality?
No, one can't foresee
when the coincidence occurs.
Maybe it ain't easy to believe
That a coincidence can change a life.

But when the dream turned out* I almost went insane 
Your name may be coincidence
but we'll never meet when we want to.

You never knew
How much we've been waiting for you
But as usual you only play and lie
Why don't you come, why don't you come?

I don't know why you hold a grudge against me
What's your name? (Coincidence)
Today you say something different to what you said yesterday
Don't play with us (Coincidence)

I don't know why you hold a grudge against me
What's your name? (Coincidence)
Today you say something different to what you said yesterday
Don't play with us

Anger is a coincidence
And discovery is a coincidence
And dissapointment is a coincidence
And regret is a coincidence
Sympathy is a coincidence
Jealousy is a coincidence
Surprise is a coincidence,
Happiness remains forever!

Coincidence is the life
Blessed (the ones) who say: I found it.
Comes as a blessing or a curse to us
Without knowing, it comes unexpected.

You never knew
How much we've been waiting for you
But as usual you only play and lie
Why don't you come, why don't you come?

I don't know why you hold a grudge against me
What's your name? (Coincidence)
Today you say something different to what you said yesterday
Don't play with us (Coincidence)

I don't know why you hold a grudge against me
What's your name? (Coincidence)
Today you say something different to what you said yesterday
Don't play with us (hoh)

(Coincidence)

Anger is a coincidence
And discovery is a coincidence
And dissapointment is a coincidence
And regret is a coincidence
Sympathy is a coincidence
Jealousy is a coincidence (Coincidence)
Surprise is a coincidence
Happiness remains forever!

As always 
it comes as a blessing or a curse for us
Without knowing, it comes unexpected (eehh)

Dreams, thoughts, dissapointments we'll have in life (in life)
The surprises, happiness, coincidences we are ourselves!

*awakening from the dream/ dream became true
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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ardhurim Demiri's song a plagiat?


Fans of Željko Joksimović’s (ESC Serbia&Montenegro '04) music have discovered an enormous similarity between one song competing at the Festivali i këngës 2010 and Joksimović’s single "Michelle" from his album.
Adhurim Demiri's song "24 orët" competed in the second semifinal and opened te show on that night.
However, the song did not make the final.

Listen to both songs below and compare yourself.
Adhurim Demiri - 24 Orët


Željko Joksimović - Michelle


Interesting: Ardhurim Demiri has registrated himself as composer and lyricist for the participation.