Albania

Albania 1st Rehearsal

ChrisB on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 10:15

Just adding a few thoughts on Albania.

My impression is that it might be a tad too depressing. Lindita looks tormented and the imagery from the video also gives a slightly depressing effect.

It is nice, that she is joined by her backing singers, but I would like the act to convey a little more hope and positivity. There's still time to fix things though. A little bit of smiling might help for starters.

Albania First Rehearsal

Eneda Tarifa from Albania is the penultimate artist to rehearse today.

Vocally Eneda is really standing out, she's getting more and more confident with each run. The backdrop and LED flooring is also looking very regal, with the blue and gold colours.

The song has grown on me an awful lot and as it's being played right after Georgia, it becomes a nice, relaxing moment before Belgium. Could work in its favour, and make it to the final.

Igzidora Gjeta from Albania 2nd rehearsal

Andy on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 10:36

Well, this is surely this dress that has started a lot of talks here in press-center. Definitely a kind that would have been prohibited in past years by Svante Stockselius, just remember the Ksenia or Yegor's ballerinas issues. EBU promises us they would check it, and we will see their decision on dress-rehearsal tomorrow. Otherwise, Igzidora is doing great job on stage, as good as song allows her.

Igzidora from Albania 1st rehearsal

Andy on Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:09

Impressions I have are similar to seeing Afghanistan in ABU TV Song Festival. Igzidora is doing her job just fine, but it looks so out of place in this contest with different dancers, stage props and so on. She is alone on stage and does some gestures, but it all feels a bit empty. I hope they can give her guitar or something. Vocally it is not bad, but again with help of recorded double vocal. Sadly, this isn´t going win this year. Igzidora is nice girl and actually a good singer, which can hardly be heard in this song. Hopefully she enjoys her time in Amsterdam.