Anxhela Peristeri will represent Albania at Eurovision 2021

The National Finals Season officially kicked in with Albania’s National Selection concluding tonight. Festivali i Kenges 59th edition was organized during a period of three days with recorded performances given the current pandemic conditions. There were some great songs and artists this edition, I mostly liked Anxhela, Era, Inis, and Mirud (before he performed live on stage, after that I was ‘meh’).

Of course, the jury controversy continued with the majority of the jury members being above 60/65 and we all know what happened in previous years. But this season kicked in quite well, Anxhela won the National Selection fairly, serving a flawless performance and some amazing vocals.

I really hope the song will be translated into English and most importantly, I hope it will be revamped because it has some great potential. Overall, I think Albania’s chances for qualifying in 2021 are quite strong.

Growing up in a small city, I never thought I would get the chance to travel the world, yet dreams can always come true. You just need to be dedicated, passionate, and always eager to try new things and never step away from being yourself.