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Albania: Isea Çili wins Junior Euro Fest, winning performance revealed

Isea will be flying the Albanian flag in Gliwice!

Isea Çili has been selected to represent Albania at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019! She beat out 19 other hopefuls in the selection, winning with “Mikja Ime Fëmijëria” (My childhood friend). You can now watch her winning performance.

Isea Çili has won Junior Fest 2019, which was held this last week in the Albanian capital. The singer was one of twenty acts to take to the stage at the Tirana Amphitheater, and will now represent Albania with the song “Mikja Ime Fëmijëria” (My Childhood Friend). Isea Çili competed in The Voice Kids Albania in 2019, making it through to week four.

The winner of the Albanian selection was chosen by 100% jury voting, but the show was not broadcast live by RTSH. You can now watch her winning performance below:

Junior Eurovision 2019

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Gliwice Arena, Poland, on the 24th November 2019. Excitingly, it marks the first time Poland will host a music-based Eurovision event! Last year, Roksana Węgiel brought Poland its first Eurovision-adjacent win with “Anyone I Want To Be”. Roksana has since been announced to be hosting the contest, along with Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora.

The following nineteen countries have confirmed their participation:

Albania in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Albania debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with the song “Kam një këngë vetëm për ju” by Igzidora Gjeta, placing last in a field of 12 with 35 points. Their most successful entry in the contest is “Dambaje” by Mishela Rapo, which came 5th out of 17 with 93 points. Their most recent entry is “Barbie” by Efi Gjika, which came 17th out of 20 with 44 points.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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