On Saturday night, RTSH held Junior Fest 2017 to choose Albania’s entry for the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Following 16 fantastic performances, it was Ana Kodra who won the jury’s hearts and the Albanian ticket to Tbilisi! Ana will represent Albania with her song Mos ma prekni pemën which translates as Don’t Touch the Tree.
Ana finally wins the ticket she dreamed of!
Back in June, Ana also won Festivali i Këngës për Fëmijë with the same song. Indeed, that competition had been used in the past two select previous Albanian Junior Eurovision entries, including Dambaje and Besoj. At the time, Ana signalled her interest to go to Junior Eurovision. Nevertheless, RTSH chose to relaunch Junior Fest 2017 to select the Albanian entry.
Originally due to be held at the end of September, the competition was postponed until October 14th. You can read more about the sixteen entries here. Ana was once again victorious with the same track and will head to Tbilisi after all! Congratulations Ana, you can watch her performance below.
What do you think of this year’s Albanian entry? Do you think she could match Mishela Rapo’s top 5 finish from 2015? Let us know in the comments below!