As we reported earlier that Elhaida Dani, Albania’s representative at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest would perform her song “Diell” in English, tonight she officially confirmed the news. To an interview for Klan Kosova, Dani stated that she will be traveling to Los Angeles to compose the final version of the Albanian entry.
Despite the resistance of the Albanian television RTSH to allow foreign composers and authors to take part in Festivali i Këngës, they have worked with foreign record labels in the past as well. Feel the Passion and Suus, Albanian entries from 2011 and 2012 were produced in Los Angeles, It’s All About You from 2010 was produced in London, Identitet from 2013 was produced in Sweden and the latest entry One Night’s Anger was produced in Greece.
Elhaida Dani won the fifty-third annual Festivali i Këngës on 28 December 2014 with 82 points, and will therefore represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria on 19 May. In 2016 she will be involved in a talent show in Italy as a mentor.