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...