Sunday 20 February 2011
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
Sunday 13 February 2011
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
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.