Albania Eurovision 2017

Eurovision Song Contest 2017: Albania – “World” By Lindita

Albania Eurovision 2017

Eurovision 2017 – Albania

The Albania song is called “World” and performed by Lindita.


Lindita Halimi, 27, better known as Linda Halimi or simply as Lindita and born in Kosovo, is a singer-songwriter who rose to fame after winning the sixth edition of the competition Top Fest. In 2013 she moved to the United States where she has participated in the 2016 edition of American Idol. Two years ago she also took part in the Festivali i Këngës, placing third on that occasion.


The song Botë won the Festivali i Këngës and it translates as World. It was written by Klodian Qafoku and Gerald Xhari. It will be sung in English at Eurovision to make the message universal.




She can definitely belt out the song and has an amazing voice. However, every year there’s always the situations where the songs are heavily influenced by the previous year’s winner and I think this is one of them. Just as I had almost forgotten about Jamala and the terribly depressing “1944”, in step Lindita and I’m right back there being reminded about how ‘everyone dies’. Thanks Lin!


I don’t think this will qualify and I really hope it doesn’t as I don’t want another Jamala-esque song sucking the life out of Eurovision.


“We are near, and far
every word gets lumped in my throat
me and you, we seem so much alike
it’s so difficult for us to forgive

Haa aa aa, an illness without a cure
aaa aa aa, I feel my heart about to stop

This reality, we chose it ourselves
I can’t even sleep, these nights are too long
I only knew violence, when will it all end
a heavy life like a bullet, making me crazy

All these tears, so much pain in this world
I can’t take it anymore, I wish that I was stronger

To be stronger together
To be stronger together
oohhh, ohhh, ohhh…

Nooooooo… (All these tears, so much pain in this world, I can’t take it anymore, I wish that I was stronger)

All these tears, so much pain in this world
I can’t take it anymore, I wish that I was stronger”


Failed to qualify (14th, 76 points)


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