Zemrën e lamë peng

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Albania "Zemrën e lamë peng"
Albania, Olta Boka, semi-final, Eurovision 2008.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Country Albania
Artist(s) Olta Boka
Language Albanian
Composer(s) Adrian Hila
Lyricist(s) Pandi Laço
Finals performance
Semi-final result 9th
Semi-final points 67
Final result 16th
Final points 55
Appearance chronology
◄ "Hear My Plea" (2007)   
"Carry Me in Your Dreams" (2009) ►

"Zemrën e lamë peng" (Hearts trapped in time) is the song that represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia. The song was sung by Olta Boka and was selected on 16 December 2007 during the televised show Festivali I Këngës.

The song was performed 6th on the night of the second semi-final, following Lithuania's Jeronimas Milius with "Nomads in the Night" and preceding Switzerland's Paolo Meneguzzi with "Era stupendo". The song received 67 points, placing 9th in a field of 19 and qualifying Albania to the final for the first time since 2005.

At the final Boka performed 3rd in the running order, following the United Kingdom's Andy Abraham with "Even If" and preceding Germany's No Angels's with "Disappear". She received 55 points, placing joint 16th (with Spain) in a field of 25.

The song will be succeeded as Albanian representative at the 2009 contest by Kejsi Tola with "Më merr në ëndërr".

Fellow Eurovision 2008 singer Boaz Mauda covered the song in Hebrew, titled שער ליבך, on his eponymous debut album.[1]

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