Soon after her Festivali i Këngës win back in December, we knew that a revamp of “Karma” would be coming. After her victory, she confirmed that the song would remain in Albanian for Eurovision. Now, as promised, Anxhela has released the music video for her revamped entry.
Last month, Anxhela teased that the “Karma” revamp was gonna be ‘fire’ as she prepared to record the music video. Now, we can decide if we agree. The video was premiered on RTSH1 before being uploaded onto the broadcaster’s YouTube channel.
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”.
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