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🇦🇱 Anxhela Peristeri teases “Karma” revamp

The revamp for "Karma" is ready to be released!

Soon after her Festivali i Këngës win back in December, we knew that a revamp would be coming. After her victory, she confirmed that the song would remain in Albanian for Eurovision. Now, Anxhela has confirmed that the revamp is ready!

Earlier this month, she teased that the revamp was gonna be ‘fire’ as she prepared to record the music video for “Karma”. Now, via her Twitter account, Anxhela has confirmed that the video will be revealed tomorrow at 8pm CET.

The clip contains a taste of the new and improved production for the song:

Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest

The Balkan nation debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2004 with Anjeza Shahini’s “The Image of You”. The song qualifed from the semi-final in 4th place, and finished in a respectable 7th place in the final with 106 points.

Since then, Albania have made the final eight times, achieving their best result to date in 2012. Qualifying from the semi-final in 2nd place, Rona Nishliu brought home Albania’s first, and only, top 5 result with “Suus”. 

Last year, Arilena Ara was set to represent Albania with “Fall from the Sky”, which would have been the country’s first English-language entry since 2017. Arilena was amongst the artists not invited back by their country in 2021. Instead, Anxhela Peristeri will represent Albania with her entry, “Karma”.

Anxhela Peristeri - Karma - Albania 🇦🇱- National Final Performance - Eurovision 2021Anxhela Peristeri – Karma – Albania 🇦🇱- National Final Performance – Eurovision 2021

Are you looking forward to the revamp? And are you glad that Karma will remain in Albanian? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see our reactions to the news in the upcoming months.

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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