Elhaida Dani will represent Albania at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. After three nights of the fifty-third annual Festivali i Këngës and a battle between 18 songs, the jury gave Elhaida 82 points, a clear win, ahead of Bojken Lako Band and Linda Halimi.
Elhaida is 21 and comes from Shkodra, a city in northern Albania. She gained national fame after winning Star Academy Albania. However, after aiming an international career, Elhaida participated at various music events around the Balkans. In late-2012, she joined the first season of The Voice of Italy. In May 2013, she won the show with 72% of the vote.
Diell (Sun) was composed by Aldo Shllaku, and written by Sokol Marsi and Viola Trebicka. This was Elhaida’s second attempt to represent Albania in Eurovision.
Listen to “Diell” below: